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Messenger Sports Briefs for April 18

Messenger Sports Briefs for April 18

Lady Reb Warren
an individual victor

Obion Central’s Kacee Warren continued to be her team’s constant.
The Lady Rebel No. 3 seed improved to 5-0 individually this spring, but her team lost a 6-1 decision at Covington on Friday.
Warren’s victory was an 8-1 win over Sarah Anne Franklin.
In other action, top Lady Charger Haley Blalade edged Lindsay Castellaw 9-8 (7-3 tiebreaker).
Covington’s No. 2 seed Conner Gurrant bested Central’s Marissa Howard 8-6. Lady Rebel four seed Shelly Pate fell 8-2 to Molly Griffin.
In the battle of five seeds, Covington’s Heather Vandergriff blanked Taylor Moore 8-0.
Doubles play had Guerrant and Griffin as 8-5 victors over Castellaw and Warren.
Howard and Past were doubled (8-4) by Franklin and Vanergriff.
The OC boys did not play on Friday.
Both Central tennis teams return to action this afternoon at home against Milan.

Devil soccer squad
falls at Dyer County

The South Fulton boys’ soccer team lost 6-1 at Dyer County on Friday evening.
Jaylen Sowell booted the lone goal for the Red Devils, who trailed 4-0 at halftime.
The SF boys’ soccer team returns to action tonight at Covington. That game is slated to kickoff at 5:30.
In a note related to the South Fulton soccer squad, Thursday’s game will be played at Trenton instead of at SF as originally listed on the schedule.

UT Martin tennis
meets end in finals

The UT Martin tennis team saw its spectacular season come to an end on Sunday, falling in the Ohio Valley Conference championship match against Jacksonville State at the Larry J. Heflin Tennis Center.
Johanie Van Zyl and Greenfield product Katie McCall won 8-1 at No. 3 doubles, but the Skyhawks could not come away with the doubles point.
In singles play, UT Martin produced first-set victories at No. 1, No. 5 and No. 6, but the Gamecocks won at No. 3, No. 4 and No. 2.
The Skyhawks end their season with a 12-9 record. UT Martin captured its fifth regular-season OVC championship and finished with double-digit victories for the 15th time in 19 seasons as a Division-I member under head coach Dennis Taylor.

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