By R. Alan Richardson
The 2020 tennis season went into full swing this week with a non-region match at Clarke Central on Friday. Morgan’s Lady Dogs swept the Lady Gladiators 5-0 while the boys lost a close and highly competitive match 2-3.
Winners for the girls included Sarah Waldron, Karlie Lane, and Chesley Paschal in singles and doubles teams of Zoey Brown and Abbey Adams as well as McCall Chamberlain and Rachel Dickson.
The two winners for the boys were number one singles player Joah Plumley and number two singles player Wyatt Breedlove.
Highlights of the afternoon with comments from Coach Stacy Manger are as follows:
#1 Singles, Sarah Waldron defeated Emily Gaskill 6/2; 6/4
#2 Singles, Karlie Lane defeated O’Conner Daniel 6/0; 6/1
#3 Singles, Chesley Paschal didn’t give her opponent a chance to score, defeating Lily Marcus 6/0; 6/0
#1 Dubs team of Zoey Brown and Abbey Adams had a challenging match against Mary Lyle Cook and Camille Flurry: 6/1; 4/6; but claimed victory in a tie break in the third set – 10/8
#2 Dubs team of McCall Chamberlain and Rachel Dickson had an easy victory over Chloe Allen and Jocelyn Ray – 6/0; 6/1
Boys were barely defeated. Outstanding matches were played:
#1 Singles Joah Plumley crushed his opponent Michale Arabright 6/0; 6/2
#2 Singles Wyatt Breedlove came back in a third set tie break (10/8) defeating Will Herrin (first set – 6/2; second set -1/6)
#3 Singles – James Martin was defeated in a very tough match by Braden Delamater 1/6; 3/6
#1 Dubs team of Garrett Cribbs and Zack Farese played an incredible match against Max Bardner and Alex Robinson. The #1 dubs team came back with a vengeance in the second set, but were defeated 1/6; 6/8.
#2 Dubs team of Kaby Brand and Dylan Willard fought hard in front of a stellar crowd against Owen Donnelly and Robert Mulford. They also came back in the second set, but were barely defeated 1/6; 7/4 in a second set tiebreak.
This week the MOCO Tennis Team will play Social Circle (JV) 2/11 and Oconee 2/12 (Varsity) on our home courts weather permitting. Both matches will kick off at 4:30 p.m.