In April 30 Issue
Playing regional-format style, the Laker Boys and Girls Tennis teams dropped close matches to Pulaski Co. with the Laker Boys losing 3-2 and the Lady Lakers bowing out 4-1.
The Laker Boys started the day well as the #1 Doubles team of Cody Womack and Jansen Turner won 8-4 over Philip Davis and Alex Kilgore. Kerry Kingry won his match at #1 Singles with an 8-4 win over Jonathon Harville; however, Pulaski Co won at #2 and #3 Singles and at #2 Doubles to pull out the team victory. The Lakers are now 4-4.
Only Ines Stricker, playing at #1 Singles, won for the Lady Lakers as she posted an 8-4 victory over Katie Parks. Katie Flanagan and Katie Dalton put up a tough battle at #1 Doubles before dropping an 8-4 decision to Charissa Burkett and Natalie Pitman. The loss evened the Lady Lakers season record at 4-4.
Laker Coach Eric Bennett and Coach Cook of Pulaski Co. agreed to play regional-format style in order to prepare their teams for the upcoming Regional Tournaments to take place at Berea College. The Boys Regional will be held May 8th-10th while the Girls Regional will be played May 15th -17th.
April 27th at RCHS
Pulaski Co. 3 Lakers 2
#1 Kerry Kingry (RC) def. Jonathon Harville (PC) 8-4; #2 Cody Harris (PC) def.
Corey Smith (RC) 8-5; #3 Michael Baker (PC) def. Joe Edmonds (RC) 8-1.
#1 Cody Womack/Jansen Turner (RC) def. Philip Davis/Alex Kilgore (PC) 8-4.
#2 Justin Jones/Kyle Ball (PC) def. Alex Mann/Kyle Garner (RC) 9-7.
Pulaski Co. 4 Lady Lakers 1
#1 Ines Stricker (RC) def. Katie Parks (PC) 8-4; #2 Johni Way (PC) def. Kayla Marcum (RC) 8-1; #3 MacKenzie Hatfield (PC) def. Kim Johnson (RC) 8-2.
#1 Charissa Burkett/Natalie Pitman (PC) def. Katie Flanagan/Katie Dalton (RC) 8-4; #2 Kayla Thompson/Shelbie Phelps (PC) def. Stephanie Rizenbergs/Lindsey Sayres (RC) 8-0.