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Westview’s Nance stays undefeated in district

Westview’s Nance stays undefeated in district
Despite their No. 1 singles player remaining undefeated against District 14 A-AA foes, the Westview Lady Charger tennis team fell against Peabody, 5-2, in tennis action on Monday.
The Lady Chargers bounced back with a non-district 4-3 win over Crockett County on Tuesday.
While Nance improved her district record to 10-0 against Peabody, it was a pair of close losses at No. 3 and No. 4 singles that did in Westview. Both matches were decided by 9-7 margins, but in favor of the Peabody Lady Golden Tide. At No. 3, Melissa Darroch was clipped by Peabody’s Rachel Taylor, while Lady Charger Cara Burnham was edged by Shayla Smith at No. 4.
Nance picked up an 8-4 win over Lea Prestininzi to extend her district win streak at No. 1. Nances’s only losses on the season have been against Greenfield’s Katie McCall and Milan’s Kristen Garcia. McCall has signed to play tennis at UT Martin, while Garcia will also play tennis collegiately at Murray State.
WHS picked up its other point at No. 5 singles where Brooklyn Burress stopped Morgan Esdale, 8-3.
Peabody was also victorious at No. 2 as Hallie Norman downed Ashleigh Ary, 8-3.
In doubles action, Peabody swept the two matches. At No. 1, Westview’s Ary and Nance fell to Prestininzi and Norman, 8-3. At No. 2, the WHS pair of Burnham and Darroch were stopped by Taylor and Smith, 8-4.
In singles action that didn’t county toward team totals, Peabody swept all three matches. At No. 6, Chantia Brown from WHS was downed, 6-0, by Madison Maitland. At No. 7, Mary Elizabeth Gibson defeated Dylan Brown, 6-1. At No. 8, Kirby Lancaster bettered Alexis Beverly, 6-1. In extra doubles matches, Burress and Chantia Brown were edged by Maitland and Lancaster 6-3 at No. 3. At No. 4, Dylan Brown and Beverly were stopped by Peabody’s Rose and Gibson, 6-3.
Against Crockett County, the Lady Chargers won four of the five singles matches to take the overall win, 4-3. All but the No. 1 match were very competitive. 
Nance continued to roll with an 8-2 over Elena Dina at No. 1. Westview won the No. 3, 4 and 5 singles matches by identical 8-6 scores. At No. 3, Darroch downed Elizabeth Cooke. At No. 4, Burnham clipped Dani Yearwood. At No. 5, Burress edged Chelsea Harris.
The lone singles loss for WHS was a heartbreaker as Ary fell to Elizabeth Moore, 9-7, at No. 2.
In doubles play, Crockett County came out on top twice. At No. 1, Burnham and Darroch fell, 8-0, to Cooke and Yearwood. At No. 2, Burress and Chantia Brown lost to Harris and Jennifer Bushart, 8-2.
In the lone extra singles match of the day, Chantia Brown fell to Bushart, 8-1.
The Lady Chargers’ overall record now stands at 6-9 and 5-5 against district foes.

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