Friday, May 21, 1999
Latin's Rahali wins 12th Region tennis title
Sophomore upsets defending champ
BY RAY SCHAEFER
CRESTVIEW HILLS Covington Latin sophomore Miriam Rahali crashed Notre Dame's 12th Region tennis party Wednesday by reaching the singles finals.On Thursday, Rahali (15-0) made off with the good china and silverware.
Rahali upset defending champion Lyndsey Molony of Notre Dame 6-3, 6-0 at the Four Seasons Sports Country Club.
I didn't think I'd have her in trouble, Rahali said. I just played my game. I just tried to get everything back.
The beginning of the end for Molony (14-1) may have come Wednesday.
After beating Lloyd's Dylan Lower in the semifinals, Molony lost to Oak Hills junior Elizabeth Brunsman in an Ohio Valley Tennis Association 18-under tournament. Thursday's match against Rahali was her third in less than 24 hours.
It did affect me a little, Molony said.
Brunsman and Rahali are practice partners, and after a telephone strategy session, a plan was hatched: Hit to Molony's backhand. That worked, and Rahali won the championship.
Notre Dame was guaranteed a win in doubles. Top seeds Lindsay Dressman and Jessica Kirkpatrick defeated No.2 Sara Lange and Rachel Summe 6-3, 6-2.
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