|Rebels, Lady Twisters prevail |
|Posted: Wednesday, April 28, 2010 6:29 pm |
The Union City-Obion Central tennis match was as close at it comes.
Union City’s Elizabeth Fuller hands Obion Central’s Kacee Warren the tennis balls during Tuesday’s match.
In the final regular season match for both schools, the Rebel boys procured a 4-3 triumph, while the UC girls prevailed by a like margin.
Both tennis teams will return to action with individual and doubles play at the District 14A-AA Tournament Saturday at UT Martin. The bracket for that event will be finalized today.
The first two rounds of the league tournament are scheduled to be played (weather permitting) on Saturday.
Neither of the local schools qualified for the league’s championship match on Thursday.
On Tuesday, doubles play proved to be the deciding factor on the boys’ side.
The Rebels trailed 3-2 after singles action, but their top duo of Carson Castellaw and D.J. Higgins bested Julio Fuentes and Jackson Donnell 8-6. Then, T.J. Riddle and Levi Brown nearly blanked (8-1) UC’s Jacob Triplett and John Harpole to swing the final tally in Central’s favor.
Boys’ singles play had top Twister Will Regan an 8-4 victor over Carson Castellaw, while Fuentes and Triplett edged their respective OC opposition of Riddle and Gordon Davidson by a similar 8-6 tally.
Higgins, Central’s No. 2 seed, defeated Cameron Graham 8-5, while Brown bettered Donnell 8-2.
On the girls’ side, OC’s Kacee Warren doubled Elizabeth Fuller (8-4) in the closest singles match.
Otherwise, Lady Rebel Marissa Howard prevailed by an 8-3 count over Tara Elam, while UC’s fourth-seed Gracie Frankum bested Allison Reddin 8-1.
Anna Moore and Mary Elizabeth Harpole blanked (8-0) their respective Central opposition of Kacee Sanders and Samantha Scott.
Doubles action saw Scott and Warren as 8-6 winners over Fuller and Calla Ziegler. Frankum and Elam survived a close 8-6 call against Reddin and Lindsay Castellaw.
Obion Central vs. Union City
Mary Elizabeth Harpole (UC) defeated Samantha Scott (OC), 8-0.
Anna Moore (UC) defeated Kacee Sanders (OC), 8-0.
Kacee Warren (OC) defeated Elizabeth Fuller (UC), 8-4.
Gracie Frankum (UC) defeated Allison Reddin (OC), 8-1.
Marissa Howard (OC) defeated Tara Elam (UC), 8-3.
S. Scott/K. Warren (OC) defeated E. Fuller/Calla Ziegler (UC), 8-6.
G. Frankum/T. Elam (UC) defeated A. Reddin/Lindsay Castellaw (OC), 8-6.
Will Regan (UC) defeated Carson Castellaw (OC), 8-4.
D.J. Higgins (OC) defeated Cameron Graham (UC), 8-5.
Julio Fuentes (UC) defeated T.J. Riddle (OC), 8-6.
Levi Brown (OC) defeated Jackson Donnell (UC), 8-2.
Jacob Triplett (UC) defeated Gordon Davidson (OC), 8-6.
C. Castellaw/D. Higgins (OC) defeated J. Fuentes/J. Donnell (UC), 8-6.
T. Riddle/L. Brown (OC) defeated J. Triplett/John Harpole (UC) 8-1.