By R. Alan Richardson sports editor
Morgan’s tennis teams finished up the Region 8-AAA schedule this past week. The girls will go in as the number two seed while the boys will come in at number three. Winners in the Hart matchup follow: Boys 5-0 1 Singles Matt Callaway won 4-6, 6-3, 6-0 2 Singles Will Spates won 7-6, 6-2 3 Singles Simon Newton won 6-1, 6-1 1 Doubles Will Owen and Noah Harris won 6-3, 6-4 2 Doubles Sam Jones and John Cardwell won 6-4, 6-1 Girls 3-2 1 Singles Chloe Cooper won 7-5 , 4-6, 6-3 2 Singles Carley Henry lost 0-6, 3-6 3 Singles Mariella Plumley lost 6-2, 2-6, 2-6 1 Doubles Madison Gasque and Lily Courchaine won 6-3, 6-4 2 Doubles Clara Arienzo and Callie Arienzo won 6-4, 6-0 Coach Greg Thompson said, “The win against Hart was a big win for us in this final region match. We are continuing to improve our play each week.
Chloe came up with another big win for us at one singles and I thought Madison and Lily were a good pairing together. Clara and Callie are always good partners and they stepped up again and won big at two doubles. We are still looking for more consistency overall and we have to win the matches we are capable of winning.” Thompson commented about the boys saying, “Matt picked up a big win against a quality opponent from Hart County. Will got down in the first set, but battled back like he always does and secured the win for us. Simon played well and made easy work of his opponent and our one and two doubles teams made great strides in playing the kind of tennis they are capable of. John, Sam, Noah and Will Owen are all working hard to continue to get comfortable playing together and are looking better each week.”
The teams also played well at the Granger Invitational this past weekend and competed against some quality teams that helped them prepare for the upcoming region tournament. “It is always good to play quality opponents in that tournament and get a good look at what other teams are like around the state,” said Thompson.