Tennis splits with Van Buren
By Sparta Live | April 3, 2012 12:00 am
The White County High School tennis teams hosted Van Buren County Thursday and Coach Nicole Delaney moved her positions around somewhat to give a lot of junior varsity players some playing experience.
Delaney explained, “We played mostly junior varsity and that gave a lot of girls who had never played a varsity match an opportunity to play. I was really proud of the effort and saw many things to look forward to in the future. Many of the boys will have to step up into varsity positions next year when we graduate all our seniors. I had many girls step up and play positions they were not used to. It was good experience for them to have to play under pressure, but we were only able to win two doubles matches.”
The Warriors still managed a 6-3 win over the visiting Eagles. WCHS swept the singles matches, but Van Buren swept the three doubles matches.
Crockett Sewell still played the number one spot and came in with an 8-1 win, which is also the score by which Jonathan Griffin won his number two singles match. Ethan James, in a new position, picked up the win also by the 8-1 tally. Greg Butcher netted an 8-2 win while Logan Rains rolled to the 8-0 victory. Kent Sapp wrapped up singles with an 8-4 victory.
Van Buren won the #1 doubles match defeating Sewell/Keaton Gooch 4-8. The tandem of James/Rains suffered a 3-8 setback. Butcher and Tristan Thompson were defeated 6-8 in a hard fought battle.
The lone winners for the Warriorettes came in doubles. Jordan Bennett and Ashton Mitchell teamed up at the top spot for the 8-1 win. Lindsey McCulley and Rebekah Miller followed with an 8-6 win at the two spot.
Playing their first match ever at the three doubles spot, Chandler and Riley Putnam came up just shot at 6-8.
The Warriorettes were defeated in all the singles matches. The following were scores:
1-Lacee Hitchcock 5-8
2-Hailey Roberts 1-8
3-Chelsea Simmons 0-8
4-Lydia Henry 1-8
5-Shea Harris 7-9
6-Emily West 3-8
7-Zoe Cantrell 2-8
WCHS returns to District 6AAA action when they travel to Manchester to take on Coffee County Tuesday at 4 p.m.