Blue Streaks split matches

The Sebring girls tennis team had an up and down week on the court with a win over Okeechobee and a loss to district rival Lemon Bay.

The Blue Streaks cruised past Okeechobee by a score of 7-0 in an away match Tuesday as Nisha Patel eased to a win at No. 1 singles over Brahman Chelsea Walker by scores of 6-1, 6-1, Micael DeVane claimed the No. 2 singles over Okeechobee's Kearstin Dorrance by scores of 6-2, 6-1 and Sebring's Alaina Keith rolled to a win at No. 3 singles over Elizabeth Santelicas, 6-1, 6-3.

Blue Streak Sarah Beth Rogers won No. 4 singles over Rachel Williams, 6-2, 6-0 and Hannah Rosenbaum knocked off Brahman Kayla Orr at No. 5 singles by scores of 6-0, 6-2.

At No. 1 doubles, Patel and DeVane beat Dorrance and Santelicas by a score of 8-1 in a pro set, while Keith and Rogers breezed to a win at No. 2 doubles over Williams and Orr by an 8-1 margin.

Sebring, which has a 5-1 record, lost to Lemon bay by a score of 7-0 Feb. 13.

Lemon Bay's Jessica Lawn won No. 1 singles in a hard-fought match against Patel by scores of 6-1, 4-6, 6-2, Manta Ray Sarah Lawn took No. 2 singles over DeVane, 6-3, 6-2 and Maddie Casad topped Keith at No. 3 singles, 6-1, 6-1.

At No. 4 singles, Ashley Tomey outlasted Rogers, 6-2, 6-0 and Lemon Bay's Stephanie Krisinski whipped Amanda Rios by scores of 6-1, 6-4.

Lawn and Lawn combined to win No. 1 doubles over Patel and DeVane, 8-6 and Casad and Tomey teamed up to take No. 2 doubles by a score of 8-0.

Next up for Sebring is the Heartland Conference Tennis Tournament which begins today and concludes on Saturday. Avon Park and Lake Placid are also competing.

The girls event will be held at Sebring High while the boys tournament will be at Avon Park High.

For the complete story and photos from the Heartland Conference Tournament, be sure to read the Highlands Today sports section.