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Collins' Blair Nethery returns a forehand against Bullitt East.
Nethery leads Collins tennis to win

The new can-do attitude of the Collins High School girls’ tennis team came full force Wednesday when the Titans beat Bullitt East 5-0.

The match was highlighted by a gritty three-set win from No. 1 singles player Blair Nethery, who overcame not only a tough opponent in Samantha Kruse but also an asthma attack during the match.

“Blair really gutted it out in the third set,” Collins coach Scott Ricke said. “She won some really tough points against a good player.”

Nethery beat Kruse 7-5, 2-6 and 10-8 on a tiebreaker.