Lady ’Jackets denied state tournament trip
Posted: Wednesday, May 15, 2013 12:00 pm
Greenfield’s tennis season came to an end in the Region 7A-AA individual tournament Monday afternoon.
Emily Allen dropped her semifinal match to Mary Sharpe of Haywood in the singles’ bracket, while Kendal Cook and Kalee Kesterson also lost in the semifinals as they dropped their match to Shelbie Hurt and Haley Hurt of Halls in doubles.
Sharpe went on to win the region title and earn a spot in next week’s state tournament at Murfreesboro, while the Hurts dropped a three-set decision in the finals.
All region champions in singles and doubles for boys and girls advance to the Class A-AA State Tournament at Old Fort Park in Murfreesboro, part of the annual season-ending Spring Fling.
In addition, eight boys’ and girls’ teams from the A-AA classification remain alive across the state for berths in the state team tournaments next week. The sectional round later this week will decide the four slots in each bracket.
Monday afternoon’s regional matches were played at the Bethel University courts in McKenzie, same site as the 7A-AA team matches last week.
In the other girls’ singles match, Union City’s Ellen Bearden defeated Sam Milam of Huntingdon 7-6 (7-2), 6-1 before falling to Sharpe 6-2, 6-1 in the title match.
In girls’ doubles, Maddie King and Tara Elam of Union City knocked off Haley Blakely and Angelica Littles of Milan 6-1, 6-0 and then put out the Hurt sisters in three sets, rallying for wins of 6-1 and 6-0 following a 6-7 (7-3) loss in the first set.
King, a sophomore, is going to the state for the second consecutive year.
Published in The WCP 5.14.13