In April 30 Issue
While week three of the Laker tennis season began with two rain-outs, it ended strong as both the Laker Boys and Girls teams posted victories over the Adair County Indians on Friday, April 24th. The Boys defeated the Indians 5-2 while the Lady Lakers won 4-2.
Kerry Kingry and Cody Womack got the Laker Boys rolling with wins in singles play. Kingry disposed of John Evans 8-0 while Womack held off a stiff challenge from Steve Chafin in a 6-4 win. The Lakers got a doubles win from Kyle Garner and Alex Mann who posted a 6-3, 6-1 win over Blake Aaron and Matt Poff.
Jansen Turner and Joe Edmonds and Scott Hoover and Kody Pickett also secured doubles victories with Turner/Edmonds winning 6-3 and Hoover/Pickett notching a 6-1 win.
The Lady Lakers split their two doubles’ matches against the Lady Indians with Kim Johnson and Britanni Rexroat winning at #2 doubles 6-3. The most highly contested matches of the day were in singles play as three of the four contests were decided with tiebreakers. Katie Dalton won 7-6 (10-8) over Chafe, while Kim Johnson was a 7-6 (8-6) winner over Powell. Kayla Marcum dropped a heart-breaker 7-6 (7-2). Alisha Dockery won 6-4 playing from the #4 seed.
On Thursday, April 23rd, the Laker squads traveled to Wayne County to face a tough Cardinals team who hosted at their beautiful six court facility. The Lady Lakers were playing short-handed with four of the top six seeds out due to the Senior Trip. The Lady Cardinals made quick work of the Lady Lakers winning 9-0.
The Laker Boys dropped an 8-1 decision to the Cardinals. Cody Womack got the only victory winning at #2 singles over Tanner Neal 6-2. Kerry Kingry dropped a heartbreaker at #1 singles losing in a tiebreaker 7-6 (7-3) while Jansen Turner took Matthew Neal to the wire before losing 7-5. Corey Smith, Alex Mann, and Kyle Garner played highly competitive matches before dropping sets to their Cardinal opponents. Both the Laker Boys and Girls teams are 4-3 on the season.
April 24th at Adair County
Lakers 5 Adair Co. 2
#1 Kerry Kingry (RC) def. John Evans (AC) 8-0; #2 Cody Womack (RC) def. Steve Chafin (AC) 6-4.
#1 Alex Mann/Kyle Garner def. Blake Aaron/Matt Poff (AC) 6-3; 6-1; #2 Kyle Mann/Daniel Lawless (AC) def. Corey Smith/Jamie Butler (RC) 6-1. #3 Jansen Turner/Joe Edmonds (RC) def. Eddie Franklin/Luke Keen (AC) 6-3. #4 Scott Hoover/
Kody Pickett (RC) def. AC 6-1; #5 AC def. Kevin Hamill/Jonathon Meece (RC) 6-0.
Lady Lakers 4 Adair Co. 2
#1 Katie Dalton (RC) def. Chafe (AC) 7-6 (10-8); #2 Jasper (AC) def. Kayla Marcum (RC) 7-6 (7-2); #3 Kim Johnson (RC) def. Powell (AC) 7-6 (8-6); Alisha Dockery (RC) def. Feese (AC) 6-4.
#1 Jasper/Chafe (AC) def Dalton Marcum (RC) 6-0; 6-2; #2 Johnson/Brittani Rexroat (RC) def. Powell/Feese (AC) 6-3April 23rd at Wayne County
Wayne Co. 8 Lakers 1
#1 Austin Kirksey (WC) def. Kerry Kingry (RC) 7-6 (7-3); #2 Cody Womack (RC)
def. Tanner Neal (WC) 6-2; #3 Marcos Depretis (WC) def. Corey Smith (RC) 6-2;
#4 Matthew Neal (WC) def. Jansen Turner (RC) 6-2; #5 Michael Roberts (WC) def.
Alex Mann (RC) 6-2. #6 Drake Staples (WC) def. Kyle Garner (RC) 6-3.
#1 Depretis/Neal (WC) def. Kingry/Womack (RC) 6-1; #2 Kirksey/Neal (WC) def.
Smith/Mann (RC) 6-1; #3 Roberts/Staples (WC) def. Garner/Turner (RC) 6-2.
Ex. WC def. Scott Hoover/Kody Pickett (RC) 6-0. Ex. WC def. Taylor Ragle/Kevin Hamill (RC) 6-0; Ex. WC def. Jamie Butler/Jonathon Meece (RC) 6-0.
Wayne Co. 9 Lady Lakers 0
#1 Casi Clark (WC) def. Katie Dalton (RC) 6-2; #2 Emily Eicher (WC) def. Kayla Marcum (RC) 6-0; #3 Jennifer Worley (WC) def. Kim Johnson; #4 Nicole Davis (WC) def. Alish Dockery (RC) 6-0; #5 Macy Laws (WC) def. Donovyn Coffey (RC) 6-0;
#6 Heather Stearns (WC) def. Caity Kerr (RC) 6-0.
#1 Clark/Eicher (WC) def. Dalton/Marcum (RC) 6-0; #2 Worley/Davis (WC) def.
Britanni Rexroat/Whitney Holt (RC) 6-0; #3 Laws/Stearns (WC) def. Erin York/
Peyton Walters (RC) 6-0. Ex. WC def. Rexroat/Alisha Dockery (RC) 6-1. , WC def. Walters/Holt 6-2.