Middle School netters working hard

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By R. Alan Richardson sports editor

The Morgan County Middle School netters are working hard and improving according to Head Coach Lee Sheppard. “The MCMS tennis team is a blend of experienced players from last year and intermediate and beginner players that were added this year.  Our goal is to improve each player’s tennis skills and knowledge of the game, and to implement what we have learned in each match. They are doing this.  I look forward to the second half of the season as I have seen improvement in each and every player and I can’t wait to see how that translates on the court.  We are going to have an exciting rest of the season,” she said. “It is hard to establish a record for the boys’ and girls’ teams at this point.  Against St. Joseph on Friday they had no girls’ single players and therefore our girls played the boys’ singles. We had some co-ed matches with them as well.  I can say that looking over the scorecards the boys’ team has had two shut-outs and a tie in the last five matches.  The girls have faced some strong competition and have won matches, but, reflect no winning record as of yet.  Also, we usually use an eight pro set with no ad for scoring.” The High School School team has recruited several eight graders to help out on the JV squad so they are somewhat short-handed. Chandler Brady, Sara Moore, Mary Kate Barber, Susan Bishop and Rachel Eidson have been called up. Next up for the teams will be Athens Academy on the road March 22nd.

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