Tennis teams continue to improve

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It was another good week of weather for spring sports and Morgan County High School tennis.

The only match of the week took place on the MCHS tennis courts against a tough Region contender, the Jackson County Panthers.

Coach Stacy Dearing’s girls came up with a narrow 3-2 win that came down to the number two singles match where Madison Gasque took a marathon three set win 6-3, 6-7 tiebreaker 10-7, and 6-0.

Some controversy over the scoring of the tiebreaker in set two gave Jackson County an opportunity to extend the match, but Gasque took care of business with a 6-0 shutout to win the match for her team.

Other winners for the girls included Avery Kirby at number one singles that also went three sets and ended 6-2, 2-6, and 6-2 and the number two doubles team of Abby Adams and Karlie Lane.  The girls took that match 6-3, 6-3.

The boys faced off with some highly talented players, especially at the three singles lines.

Wyatt Breedlove, John Cardwell, and Owen Anderson all agreed that the competition was stout.

Breedlove commented, “He was a very good player, but I think I could have played him a little closer.  I learned that the mental game out there is very important.”  Anderson said, “I got better today having to play a tournament player who is a seasoned vet.  You have to think you can win.”

The Panthers will be one of the teams to contend with when it comes time for Region 8-AAA Tournament action.

The teams will play again on Mar. 8 at East Jackson before returning home for a match with Hart County on Mar. 13.  Both are Region contests that begin at 4:15 p.m.

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