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May 15, 2014

Sports Briefs for Thursday, May 15

Eastern tennis squad beats Western 4-1

GREENTOWN — Eastern’s girls tennis squad beat Western 4-1 Wednesday night at the Howard County Indoor Tennis Center. The Comets (10-3, 4-1 Mid-Indiana Conference) swept the doubles and picked up two singles wins.

In doubles play, the No. 1 team of Megan Dean and Marie Holkenbrink won 7-5, 7-5, and the No. 2 team of Laura White and Marissa Evenson won 6-2, 6-1. Also, Riley Kanable won the No. 2 singles point 6-1, 6-2, and Claire Holkenbrink won the No. 3 point 6-1, 6-2.

“Obviously, first off we’re very fortunate to have the indoor facility because we’re in a time crunch,” Eastern coach Pat Rice said, noting schools need to get conference matches in and the Comet-Panther meeting was rained out the day before. “I was a little worried going in because we had such an emotional win on Monday [over Cass] and I didn’t see them [Tuesday, due to the rainout]. They came out and responded and played really good tennis.

“The No. 1 doubles team, they probably played their best match of the year. They played really well, really proud of Megan and Marie for that win.”

Brooke Jansen won the No. 1 singles point for Western 6-0, 6-0.

Colts sign 5th-round draft pick Newsome

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Jonathan Newsome is ready to get to work with the Colts — and now he has the contract to do it.

The Colts signed their fifth-round draft pick Wednesday, two days before rookies are scheduled to be in town for a three-day minicamp. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but the process of signing rookies has become expedited with the slotting process under the new collective bargaining agreement.

Newsome is a 6-foot-3, 236-pound defensive end. He had 16½ sacks in two seasons at Ball State after transferring from Ohio State. Indy is hoping he will emerge as a pass-rushing complement for reigning sacks champ Robert Mathis.

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