|UC girls unbeaten in region title run |
|Posted: Thursday, May 10, 2012 6:52 am |
The undefeated Green-field team could not get a win against Union City.
The Lady Tornadoes swept to a 7-0 triumph over Greenfield in the Region 7A-AA girls’ team championship match at the Middle School courts in Union City on Tuesday afternoon.
With the win, UC advances to the sectional team meet, the winner there then advancing to the TSSAA State Team Tournament at the Spring Fling in two weeks.
Greenfield had won 49 consecutive regular season matches dating back to 2008. But, against the tradition-rich UC program in postseason play, the Lady Yellowjackets were literally no match.
Four of the singles matches were played in a best-of-three format, with Union City winning each in straight sets. One singles match and both doubles matches were one-set battles, and the Lady Twisters won all three of those as well.
Union City remains perfect as a team with a 16-0 record on the season and has now won 109 of the 112 overall matches played.
Top-seeded Maddie King posted an impressive 6-1, 6-1 win over Taylor Hatcher, while Tara Elam notched a 6-1, 6-2 verdict over Callie Croom at No. 4 and Ellen Bearden stopped Lauren Rush with a 6-2, 6-2 victory at No. 5.
At No. 3, Jenna Miller took a 6-3 decision over Kendal Cook in the first set and then held a 4-1 lead in the second when Cook had to end the match.
Anna Moore fought off Kalee Kesterson for an 8-5 win at the second seed.
Moore finished with two wins over Kesterson on the day, teaming with Tara Elam for an 8-3 win over Kesterson and Cook at the top doubles seed.
King and Miller blanked Hatcher and Croom 8-0 at No. 2.
In addition to the sectional team match, Union City will have three teams playing in the Region 7A-AA individual tournament next week.
In girls’ semifinal action, Moore and King will play Kesterson and Cook, while Elam and Miller will face Mary Joe Stinson and Emmy Merritt of Milan.
Jacob Triplett and Devin King will play in the boys’ doubles tournament.
The champion from each region bracket will advance to the Spring Fling in Murfreesboro.
Maddie King (UC) d. Taylor Hatcher (G) 6-1, 6-1.
Anna Moore (UC) d. Kalee Kesterson (G) 8-5.
Jenna Miller (UC) d. Kendal Cook (G) 6-3, 4-1 (retired).
Tara Elam (UC) d. Callie Croom (G) 6-1, 6-2.
Ellen Bearden (UC) d. Lauren Rush (G) 6-2, 6-2.
Elam/Moore (UC) d. Cook/Kesterson (G) 8-3.
King/Miller (UC) d. Hatcher/Croom (G) 8-0.
Published in The Messenger 5.9.12