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August 26. 2013 11:58PM

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School: Crestwood

Grade: Senior

Sport: Tennis

Position: No. 1 singles

All in the Family: Kristi is the daughter of Pete and Suzanne Bowman of Mountain Top. He gets some pointers on her game from her sister Cassie, a former Crestwood standout who also played for the University of Mary Washington in Virginia.

Stats: Bowman went 3-0 during the week without losing a set at No. 1 singles, picking up her 43rd career singles victory along the way.

Hitting winners: It was a strong start to the season for last year’s Class 2A District 2 singles semifinalist, as Bowman began by taking a 6-1, 6-1 decision against Hazleton Area. That played pivotal in the team’s 3-2 victory. Bowman also captured a 6-4, 6-0 decision against Hanover Area later in the week, then used a 6-4, 6-2 win at No. 1 to help propel Crestwood past Tamaqua in a non-league contest.

Coach’s corner: “Kristi’s become very patient,” Crestwood coach Scott Lenio said. “As a freshman and sophomore she always wanted to blast the ball past the other girl, and that didn’t always work for her. In our match against Tamaqua, she was very patient, worked on some topspin, cross-court points. If she’s setting up an angle she could take, she’d take the angle. She really likes to play.”

Did you know? When she’s not pounding home points on the tennis court or studying hard while trying to further her education at a science college next year, Bowman can be found working hard at K-Mart.

Week in review: If consistency is the key to golf, Coughlin’s Dalton Lentini is on the right fairway. Lentini shot an even-par 36 to lead the Crusaders past Dallas, then matched the score and hit par again in a win over Pittston Area. Wyoming Seminary’s Jon Zirnheld shot the lowest score of the week, a par 33, in a tri-match with GAR and Meyers. Crestwood’s Billy Dombroski had an up-and-down week, starting with a 40 in a victory over Berwick but improving to a 2-under 34 to help the Comets down Wyoming Valley West. And Lake-Lehman’s Adam Motovidlak fired a 36 in a victory over MMI Prep. … Defending Class 2A District 2 semifinalist Nathalie Joanlanne of Wyoming Seminary also got off to a fast start, whipping up a pair of straight-set victories against MMI and Pittston Area while losing just one point during the week.

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