Warrior tennis headed to 6AAA finals match
By Sparta Live | May 6, 2012 12:00 am
The Warrior tennis team finds themselves within one team win of the their first trip to the region tournament in many years.
The WCHS boys defeated Cookeville in the semifinals on Friday to earn a spot opposite Warren County in the District 6AAA championship match. The winner will earn a trip to the Region. The Warriorettes, however, were defeated in the semifinals by Warren County bringing their season to an end.
During the team portion of the district tournament, there are five singles matches and two doubles. Four wins secure the victory and as soon as a team reaches that four-win plateau, the match is over.
For the Warriors, it didn’t take long to secure the win. With six courts available for play, the four wins came rather quickly. The two teams actually split the two doubles matches. Jonathan Griffin and Caleb Winton lost a close one (8-6) in the number one doubles spot. Crockett Sewell and Austin Holman evened things at one with a narrow 9-8 (7-2) victory.
Three singles wins by WCHS players put an end to the match. Austin Holman, Caleb Winton and Dylan Pryor all came off the court with wins making it four victories for WCHS. In fact, Crockett Sewell and Jonathan Griffin were both leading in their matches when the contest was finalized.
Things went the other way for the Warriorettes against Warren County in their semifinal match up Friday morning. The Lady Pioneers won four straight capturing the match victory and the spot in the finals opposite Cookeville.
Actually, Cheyanna Jones finished her match on Thursday before the rain set in forcing postponement of everything else until Friday.
When Friday started the Warriorettes were down 0-1 after Jones’ loss (6-4, 3-6, 1-6). Jinya Brown suffered a loss in singles as well (3-6, 7-5, 3-6). Sarah Ward was also defeated (6-4, 4-6, 4-6). Brown and Jones suffered an 8-2 loss in doubles.
The Warriorette season came to an end with the loss. The Warriors will take on Warren County Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. back at Cookeville High School with the district title on the line.