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Berwick’s Lynn keeps with the script

Bulldog sophomore won second straight district title, earned state berth.

You know those movies with the obvious scenes: The bad guy who jumps out from behind the closet to attack someone; or the two main characters who fall in love before the credits roll.

That’s what watching Berwick’s Katie Lynn is like.

Each time she steps onto the court, you know she is going to win. At least that’s how it has been for the last two years. The sophomore went undefeated for the second straight season, right up until the PIAA tournament.

Lynn, the 2006 Times Leader Girls Tennis Player of the Year, won her second District 2 Class 3A title and earned a state tournament berth. But waiting for her on the other side of the court was Lauren Greco, a junior from D7’s Shady Side Academy, so states weren’t very different for her.

“I played the same girl (as last year), but I guess you have a better understanding of what it would be like,” Lynn said. “(This year, the score) was worse. She got a lot better. She’s a junior, so hopefully they’ll switch the bracket.”

The other No. 1 singles players from the area likely feel the same about Lynn, who ran roughshod over the competition, amassing her second perfect season.

Is she going for four?

“That would be pretty cool,” she said. “Maybe I’ll try to do that.”

Lynn was at the helm of a Berwick team that has gone undefeated for the last two years. This year’s team only lost one player from last year’s squad that claimed the D2 Class 3A Team Championship.

Berwick fell just short this year, losing to Wallenpaupack, 3-2, in the semifinal round.

“We had a good season,” Lynn said. “I mean it was frustrating (to lose in the semis). It was close. Everybody did what they could.”

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