G’field gals ‘winning’; Westview fortunes split
Posted: Friday, March 25, 2011 12:03 am
High School Tennis
Different day, same result.
For the second time in the span of a week, the Greenfield girls’ tennis team edged Union City by a 4-3 count on Monday.
Meanwhile, Westview made life tough for both Gibson County and UC on the local tennis courts.
The Lady Chargers swept GC 7-0 to claim their first match triumph of the year on Monday.
Meanwhile, the W’view boys prevailed in all three of their individal matches against Gibson County.
Then, on Tuesday, the Lady Chargers took Union City to the limit in a misleading 6-1 defeat.
Of the seven matches at UC, four were decided by two or fewer games.
On the boys’ side, Union City prevailed 6-1.
G’field edges UC
The top doubles match was what ultimately decided Monday’s match.
In that particular pairing, Lady Yellowjackets Emily Allen and Kaylee Kesterson doubled UC’s Anna Moore and Gracie Frankum.
Allen, the lone returning member of last season’s state tournament team after the other four were lost to graduation, is being called upon to lead this season’s squad as a sophomore.
“Last Tuesday in her first match as No. 1, Emily played a good player (UC’s Moore) and lost 8-1,” co-Yellowjacket head coach Bill McCall said. “(On Monday) She played very steady and the match went to a tiebreaker before Anna won so that was a big improvement.”
Allen ultimately lost to Moore 9-8 (7-4 in the tiebreaker.)
Other solo action had Taylor Hatcher as an 8-5 victor over Tara Elam in the battle of second seeds, while Kendal Cook edged Frankum 8-6. Kesterson — the No. 4 seeded Lady Yellowjacket — blanked Union City’s Lauren Reed Smith 8-0.
Greenfield’s No. 5 seed Laura Rush stayed close but fell 8-6 to Jenna Miller.
In the other duos match, Elam and Smith barely got past Hatcher and Cook 8-6.
W’view gives UC fight
Though Chantia Brown — a 9-7 victor over Smith — was the only victor for W’view a couple of other players were extremely close.
Cara Burnham fell 9-8 (7-4 tiebreaker) to Elam, while Sydney Gilliam was bested 9-7 by Miller.
In doubles play, Melissa Darroch and Burnahm also came close but ultimately lost by a 9-7 count.
Darroch also fell in singles play by an 8-1 margin to Lady Twister Anna Moore. No. 3 seeded Lady Charger Ashley Gross was bested by UC’s Gracie Frankum by a like final.
The second tandem match at Union City had Elam and Smith as 8-2 victors over Brown and Gross.
In boys’ action, Tanner Spencer and Ethan Plunk teamed for an 8-4 doubles win over Jacob Triplett and Alex O’Neill.
Singles play had Julio Fuentes victorious by an 8-3 score over top Spencer, while Plunk fell (8-6) to Jacob Triplett.
The Twisters also won four matches by way of forfeit as Westview only has two boys on its squad.