MCHS Tennis continues region play after Jekyll Jam tourney

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By Nick Nunn staff writer

The Morgan County High School (MCHS) boys tennis team swept Franklin County on March 4 while the girls lost to the Lions 1-4. The MCHS teams traveled to the Jekyll Jam tournament on March 7 and 8, where both the boys’ and the girls’ teams faced three separate opponents during the course of the two days.

Returning home on March 10, the Dogs took on Athens Christian, with Morgan County’s boys winning 3-2 but the girls losing 1-4. Sam Cooper, Caleb Plumley, and Wolfgang Busenitz took three consecutive singles wins against Franklin County before the doubles teams of Mason Devine and Chan Courchaine and then Garrett Gardner and Will Owen beat their Franklin County opponents for a sweep by the boys.

The doubles team of Alex Malone and Alex Ewing picked up the sole win for the girls against Franklin County. At the Jekyll Jam, Busenitz and Plumley earned singles wins against Columbus High School. Busenitz also beat a Carrollton opponent for a second singles win of the tournament.

Alex Ewing and RyAnne Pittman scored a doubles victory at the Jekyll Jam against Oconee County, a noted region rival for MCHS’ tennis teams. Against Athens Christian on Monday, March 10, the MCHS boys racked up a 3-2 win with singles victories by Courchaine and Devane. Ben McMichael and Garrett Gardner earned a doubles win to put the Dogs ahead in the match.

Lily Arienzo and Caroline Jones outmatched their Athens Christian opponents for a doubles win, but the team as a whole only went 1-4 in the match. The MCHS tennis teams faced East Jackson and Madison County on the road on Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively. The Dogs will play against Elbert County at home today, beginning at 4:30 p.m. Next Tuesday, March 25, the Net Dogs will play Hart County at home for the final matches against a region opponent before the region tournament begins on April 16.

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