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Union City claims only girls’ win

Union City claims only girls’ win

Union City’s girls had yet another impresssive win. The Golden Tornado boys, once more, were just a few games from turning defeat into victory.
The Lady Twisters swept through the singles ladder on the way to a 6-1 win, while UC’s boys lost by that same score in prep tennis action at the Middle School courts Tuesday afternoon.
Union City is back at home on Thursday against Westview.
Maddie King and Anna Moore battled their way through Haywood’s top two seeds, King beating Mary Sharpe 8-6 at No. 1 and Moore topping Amy Davis 8-5 at the second spot.
Depth showed up for Union City as Jenna Miller won 8-3, Tara Elam posted an 8-2 decision and Ellen Bearden had the easiest day with an 8-0 shutout at the third, fourth and fifth seeds, respectively.
While top doubles tandem Moore and Elam dropped a hard-fought 9-7 decision, King and Miller had no such trouble at No. with an 8-0 win over Amanda Lopez and Molly McAdams.
The only win for Union City’s boys came at the top of the singles ladder as Jacob Triplett won a 7-5 tiebreaker for a 9-8 verdict over Ross Houghton.
For the second day in a row, the Twisters fell just a few games short of turning around the team outcome.
Peyton Cox and Devin King fell 8-5 in singles, while the top doubles duo of Triplett and King suffered an 8-6 setback.
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GIRLS
Singles
Maddie King (UC) d. Mary Sharpe (H) 8-6
Anna Moore (UC) d. Amy Davis (H) 8-5
Jenna Miller (UC) d. Amanda Lopez (H) 8-3
Tara Elam (UC) d. Madison Eubanks (H) 8-2
Ellen Bearden (UC) d. Molly McAdams (H) 8-0
Doubles
Sharpe/Davis (H) d. Moore/Elam (UC) 9-7
King/Miller (UC) d. Lopez/McCadams (H) 8-0
BOYS
Singles
1. Jacob Triplett (UC) d. Ross Houghton (H) 9-8 (7-5)
2. Kyle Sills (H) d. Peyton Cox (UC) 8-5
3. Christian Canada (H) d. Devin King (UC) 8-5
4. Jay Clinton (H) d. Alex Pegram (UC) 8-2
5. Seth Tillman (H) d. Ellis Critchlow (UC) 8-4
Doubles
1. Houghton/Sills (H) d. Triplett/King (UC) 8-6
2. Canada/Clinton (H) d. Cox/Pegram (UC) 8-3

Published in The Messenger 4.11.12