Regionals final stop for G’field
Posted: Wednesday, May 16, 2012 12:00 pm
By RANDY CAVIN
The Greenfield tennis season came to an end on May 8 at the Region 7A-AA semifinals in Union City.
The Lady Yellowjackets still had a remarkable year under the guidance of co-head coaches, Bill and Teresa McCall. The Lady ’Jackets went 11-0 in the 2012 regular season and won the District 13A-AA crown for the fifth consecutive year.
This was just the seventh season for the Greenfield tennis program. In those seven seasons, Greenfield has 49 consecutive regular season wins. They are 74-10 during that span and 4-5 during the postseason.
In the doubles match, it was Maddie King and Anna Moore of Union City over Kendal Cook and Kalee Kesterson in straight sets, 6-1 and 6-2.
This was the second year in a row that Cook and Kesterson made it to the regional semifinals.
In singles action, Taylor Hatcher lost to Amy Davis of Haywood County in straight sets, 6-1 and 6-3.
This was Hatcher’s final tennis match as a Lady Yellowjacket.
Hatcher moved into the No. 1 spot in singles for the team after Emily Allen suffered a torn ACL in her right knee during the 2011-12 basketball season.
“Hatcher exceeded expectations as she had a singles record of 9-2 during the regular season,” Bill McCall said.
“Then she won the District 13 A-AA singles crown and finally lost in the region semis. So, those are pretty good results for her final high school tennis season in which she had to play the other team’s best player.”
Hatcher does not have a power swing, but she knows how and where to place the ball on the courts.
“She made up for the lack of power on her shots with her knack of getting every ball back and playing error-free when it counted,” McCall said.
Kesterson also competed in singles action this season and went undefeated for the second straight year during the regular season.
Callie Croom, who played as the No. 4 and 5 player on the team, also went undefeated during the regular season. Published in The WCP 5.15.12