Warrior tennis falls to Pioneers in championship match

by | May 9, 2012 12:00 am

Championship action. Jonathan Griffin returns a volley during the first set of his singles match in the District 6AAA championship match against Warren County. The Pioneers defeated the Warriors to take the title.

The Warrior tennis team advanced all the way to the District 6AAA championship match, but couldn’t overcome the talented Warren County team.
The Pioneers won the first four matches of the event securing the championship and earning the lone spot in the region from District 6. Only one tennis team advances on to the region.
In district team play, the match is made up of five singles matches and two doubles. Four wins take the victory and end the match as soon as those four wins are achieved.
Singles play began the afternoon of tennis at Cookeville High School on Tuesday. While the Warriors and Pioneers were squaring off in the boys’ title match, the host Cookeville Lady Cavaliers and the Lady Pioneers were playing for the girls’ title. Cookeville’s girls again earned the region spot.
For WCHS, Crockett Sewell faced off against Thomas Locke in the number one singles match. Sewell dropped the first set 2-6, but bounced back and captured the hard fought 7-5 win in the second set forcing the third set. Locke won that won 6-3 giving Warren that first win.
In his singles match at number two, Jonathan Griffin jumped out to the lead in the first set and went on to win 6-4. He, however, was defeated 2-6 and 3-6 in the next two sets and Warren went up 2-0.
Caleb Winton played the number three spot for WCHS. He was defeated 4-6 in set one, but took the 6-4 win in set two. Set three went to Warren by the same score as the first two giving the Pioneers the 3-0 advantage and one win away from the title.
Austin Holman was defeated (3-6, 6-4, 0-6) in his singles match. That gave Warren County the boys’ district title for the third straight year.
They will advance on to the region while the Warriors saw their outstanding season come to an end.

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