Greenfield clinches 5th straight tennis title
Posted: Wednesday, April 25, 2012 12:00 pm
Greenfield moved to 9-0 on the season and 5-0 in the district with a 6-1 victory over Camden in girls’ prep tennis action Monday at the Bethel courts in Mckenzie.
Adding to that impressive list of accomplishments, Greenfield won its fifth consecutive district title in just seven years of the program.
The Lady ’Jackets were champs of District 14A-AA in 2008, 2009 and 2010. The TSSAA moved Greenfield to District 13A-AA, where it has won the District title in 2011 and now, 2012.
Also, the Lady Yellowjackets’ regular season winning streak is still intact with the total now at 47 wins in a row.
Meanwhile, Westview split with Crockett County in action Thursday at the UT Martin Courts.
The Charger boys claimed a relatively easy 6-0 win, while the Lady Chargers lost 4-3 with setbacks in three of the five singles matches and a split in the two doubles.
Five singles matches and six doubles matches were played, allowing every player from both teams to see some tennis action.
Greenfield won four out of the five singles matches and claimed the top two doubles matches to get its six total points.
Lady ’Jacket No. 1 player Taylor Hatcher, who lost to Camden’s Haley Hayes in their meeting earlier in the season, avenged that setback with 9-7 win in a hard fought battle.
Kalee Kesterson, at No. 2 for Greenfield, overpowered Linda Wambles 8-3. Kendal Cook started fast and never let up for the Lady Yellowjackets as she blanked Cindy Young 8-0 at No. 3.
At the fourth seed, Greenfield’s Callie Croom had to rally from being down 5-3 to win 9-7 over Hannah Thomas. Lauren Rush of Greenfield had a tough time with KT McAllister, losing by a 9-8 count in a tiebreaker.
In doubles, Cook and Kesterson rolled over Hayes and Wambles 8-3 in the No. 1 doubles match, while Greenfield’s second-seed duo of Hatcher and Croom beat Young and Thomas 8-4.
Four more doubles matches were played for experience.
Split for Chargers
Gian Garma’s 9-8 win over William Northern at the No. 1 spot was the only true test for the Westview boys.
All other wins took much less effort, includings 8-1 wins by Connor Blanchard and Harrison Capps at the third and fourth singles seeds.
Ethan Plunk topped Ryan Harber 8-4 at the second seed.
Blanchard and Capps posted an 8-0 shutout at No. 2 in doubles, while Plunk and Garma won 8-2 at the top spot.
Crockett County’s roster was too deep in girls’ play as the Lady Cavaliers won at the second, fourth and fifth spots in singles and the No. 2 seed in doubles.
Westview was better at No. 1 where Melissa Darroch downed Elizabeth Moore 8-4.
Natalie Hurst won 8-6 over Jennifer Bushart at the third spot.
The Lady Chargers also won the top doubles seed as Darroch and Laura Ferrer took an 8-4 decision over Moore and Katelin Edwards. Published in The WCP 4.24.12