|Lady Jackets must wait another year for first regional tennis title |
|Having just won the first District 14 A-AA team title in the young history of the Greenfield Lady Yellowjackets’ tennis program, the Orange and Black will have to wait another year for its first regional crown. |
Facing the always-tough University School of Jackson Lady Bruins in the Region 7 A-AA team final at Skyhawk Courts in Martin on Monday, Greenfield fell by a 5-0 tally.
All five points for USJ were from singles matches. No doubles matches were necessary to determine the winner.
In the match-up at No. 1 singles, Lady Bruin Madison Patey defeated Greenfield’s Katie McCall, 6-2, 6-0.
At No. 2, Mallory Robinson won more total games than any other Lady Yellowjacket, but ultimately fell to Rebecca Johnston, 6-2, 6-3.
At No. 3, USJ’s Madeline Crocker downed Summer Hoke, 6-2, 6-0.
At No. 4, Greenfield’s Melissa McCartney lost to Emily Mullins, 6-2, 6-1.
In the final singles match, Greenfield’s No. 5 Natalie Medling was stopped by Hillary Ross, 6-1, 6-1.
The Greenfield tennis team finishes its season with a 12-2 overall record.
While the GHS squad as a whole is done for the season, one Lady Yellowjacket still has aspirations of being crowned a state champion,
McCall, the top singles player in the district during the regular season and the 14 A-AA tournament, will also compete at the regional level as an individual competitor. This is the second year in a row that the sophomore has vied for the regional championship.
McCall will take part in the Region 7 A-AA singles semifinals at Skyhawk Court in Martin on Monday afternoon.