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UC gal, Reb duo to play ‘Moore’

UC gal, Reb duo to play ‘Moore’
UC gal, Reb duo to play ‘Moore’

Union City’s Will Regan returns during the District 14A-AA Tournament on Monday.
There’s “Moore” than just an Obion Central boys’ doubles team still alive after Day 1 play at the District 14A-AA tennis tournament.
Union City’s No. 2 seed Anna Moore advanced to today’s semifinals as did the Obion Central boys’ duo of Carson Castellaw and D.J. Higgins..
In the semis, Moore is set to play the district’s second seed (Covington’s Rhett Watson), while Castellaw and Higgins face off with Haywood’s Eric Sellari and Taylor Dedmon.
The 14A-AA semifinals begin at 4 this afternoon on the UT Martin campus.
Should either Moore or the OC duo win in the semifinals, they will move on to not only today’s championship round, but also to the Region 7A-AA Tournament.
The 7A-AA tourney is scheduled for next week on a yet to be determined day at a to be announced site.
On Monday, Moore needed to win three matches to get to the semifinals. The Lady Twister netter bested the district’s overall No. 3 seed (Amber Worley of Halls) 8-5 in the quarterfinals.
That victory came after Moore had doubled the tournament’s fourth-seed Alaina Dena of Crockett County 8-4.
Moore also downed Haywood’s Harley Beggett 8-4 in the play-in round.
Castellaw and Higgins clinched their semifinals berth with an 8-1 whipping of Dyersburg’s Franz Echavez and Matt Wolfe in the quarterfinals.
The OC duo also blanked Halls’ Jeff Lents and Matt Newman (8-0) in the opening round.
Other girls’ singles action at the 14A-AA tournament had top Union City girl Mary Elizabeth Harpole as a winner in the opening round.
Harpole spanked Halls’ Shelby Hurt in the first round.
However, the UC senior lost (8-3) to Haywood’s Lindsey Yoder in the quarterfinals.
Central’s lone girl singles participant (Kacee Sanders) was shut out (8-0) by Watson.
Boys’ singles play had Union City’s Will Regan and Obion Central’s T.J. Riddle both victorious in the first round. Both of the locals bowed out in the quarterfinals.
Regan downed Crockett County’s Josh Shaw 8-3 in the opening round, while Riddle made quick work of Trenton’s John Warmath in an 8-0 shutout.
In the quarterfinals, Riddle was edged (9-8) by top overall seed Zach Cathey (Dyersburg), while Regan lost to Halls’ Cody Perry in an 8-2 decision.
The defeat ends Regan’s prep tennis career. The No. 1 Twister had only played the game for two years, fighting his way up the depth chart from eighth as a junior.
Union City senior Cameron Graham took to the prep tennis courts for the final time during an 8-2 loss to Halls’ Drew Blakely.
OC’s Levi Bell had his season come to an end in the opening round after a slim 9-7 loss to Gibson County’s Kaleb Wolfe.
Girls’ doubles play had Obion Central’s Samantha Scott and Kacee Warren just a step away from today’s semifinal round.
Scott and Warren fell 8-0 to Trenton’s Lea Prestininzi and Hallie Norman — the top girls’ doubles team in the district — in the quarterfinals.
Prestininzi and Norman also eliminated Union City’s Tara Elam and Gracie Frankum by a similar tally in the opening round.
Scott and Warren had moved forward after a victory over Westview’s Melissa Darroch and Cara Burnham in Round 1.
Union City’s Elizabeth Fuller and Calla Ziegler fell 8-5 in the first round to Haywood’s Patsy Jameson and Taylor Primrose.
Meanwhile, Central’s duo of Allison Reddin and Lindsay Castellaw lost (8-5) to Halls’ Ebone Pearson and Shaqueria Foster in the opening round.
In tandem boys’ play, Union City’s Julio Fuentes and Jackson Donnell fell to Sellari and Dedmon 8-2.
Twister teammates John Harpole and Jacob Triplett also lost in the opening round, dropping an 8-6 decision to Haywood’s Ross Houghton and Seth Tillman.

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