By Patrick Yost
Both the Morgan County boys and Morgan County girls tennis teams started the 2021 campaign with wins over Franklin County High School last Friday.
Freshman Jackson Kirby led the way in the boys win, winning his number one singles match 6-0; 6-0. In the number two singles match Will Thompson also won handily, defeating the Franklin County number two singles player 6-1; 6-2.
In boys doubles action, the Morgan County number one boys doubles team of John Kirby Murdoch and Zack Farese showed grit with a furious comeback after starting the first set down 4-6. The boys clawed back with a 6-3 win in the second set and a 10-5 tiebreak win. The boys doubles number two team of Kaby Brand and Mason Foster won easily at 6-3; 6-2.
In the girls match, number one singles Karlie Lane won her match easily at 6-1; 6-1. Number two singles Sarah Waldron won her match at 6-2; 6-0. Chesley Pascahl, girls’ number three singles, won her match easily at 6-0; 6-0.
The girls doubles number two team of Haily Harrison and Amelia Glass won their match with a 6-0 and 6-2 score.
Both the boys and girls will take on out of region foe Clark Central at home this Thursday, Feb. 4