In May 13 Issue
The Russell County Laker Boys and Girls Tennis Teams played a couple of exciting matches this past week but came up short in both attempts against Lincoln County and Danville.
On Tuesday, May 4th, the Lady Lakers stayed close to Lincoln County winning two of the six singles matches before dropping all three doubles match-ups. Caity Kerr defeated Callie Taylor 6-4 at No.3 Singles and Megan Bloyd scored an impressive 6-4 win at No. 4 singles.
The Laker Boys got off to a fast start against Lincoln County taking the first three singles pairings.
After trailing 3-0 early, Kerry Kingry stormed back to win 7-6 (7-3) at No. 1 Singles. Cody Womack forged a comeback of his own overcoming a 4-1 deficit to win 7-5. In No. 3 Singles, Kyle Garner scored a solid 6-3 win over Joe Van Hook.
The Patriots won the last 3 singles matches and all the doubles to take the win 6-3.
On Thursday, March 6th, the Lakers Boys dropped a close match to the Admirals of Danville 3-2 playing in regional format style.
The Lakers were paced by Kingry and Womack who scored wins in singles play. Danville took both doubles match-ups and the final singles to claim the victory. The Lady Lakers had a tougher time with the Lady Admirals dropping all 5 matches.
The Lady Lakers will be playing in the 12th Region Tournament beginning this Friday afternoon, May 14th, at Berea College.
May, 4th at Russell County
Boys: Lincoln Co. 6 Russell Co. 3
Singles: No 1—Kerry Kingry (RC) def. Brandon Mitchell (LC) 7-6 (7-3); No. 2—Cody Womack (RC) def. Matt Holtzclaw (LC) 7-5; No.3—Kyle Garner (RC) def. Joe Van Hook (LC) 6-3; No.4—Dustin Price (LC) def. Scott Hoover (RC) 6-1; No. 5--Brandon Jefferies (LC) def. Zakk west (RC) 6-1; No. 6--Ethan Smith (LC) def. Jonathon Meece (RC) 6-2.
Doubles: No. 1—Mitchell/Holtclaw (LC) def. Kingry/Womack (RC) 6-2; No. 2—Van Hook/Price (LC) def. Garner/Kody Pickett (RC) 6-4; Jefferies/Smith (LC) def. Brandon Roark/Ben Roy 6-0.
Girls: Lincoln Co. 7 Russell Co. 2
Singles: No. 1—Kylene Williams (LC) def. Kayla Marcum (RC) 6-0; No. 2—Kathryn Miracle (LC) def. Alisha Dockery (RC) 6-2; No. 3— Caity Kerr (RC) def. Callie Taylor (LC) 6-4; No. 4—Megan Bloyd (RC) def. Kelsay Henderson (LC) 6-4; No. 5—Cassie Smith def. Shelby Maldonaldo (RC) 6-0; No. 6-Alyssa Turny (LC) def.Briane Keen 6-3; Ex. LC def. Bonnie He (RC) 6-1.
Doubles: No.1—Williams/Miracle (LC) def. Marcum/Dockery (RC) 6-0; No. 2—Mitchell/Bullock (LC) def. Emily Holsinger/America Jones (RC) 6-0; No. 3—Smith/Helton(LC) def. Taylor Pierce/Sydney Gilbert (RC) 6-0.
May 6th at Danville
Boys: Danville 3 Russell County 2
Singles: No 1—Kerry Kingry (RC) def. Jake Davis (D) 6-2, 7-6 (7-3); No. 2—Cody Womack (RC) def. Michael McChesney (D) 6-2; 6-1; No.3—Tanner Buck (D) def. Kody Pickett (RC) 6-3, 6-2.
Doubles: No. 1—Arnett/Deluca (D) def. Kyle Garner/Zakk West (RC) 6-2, 6-2; No. 2—Nelson/Grubbs (D) def. Scott Hoover/Jonathan Meece 6-1, 6-0..
Girls: Danville 5 Russell County 0
Singles: No. 1—Rachel Ricker (D) def. Kayla Marcum (RC) 6-0, 6-1; No. 2—Maddie Salinas (D) def. Alisha Dockery (RC) 6-0, 6-0; No. 3—Mey Mey (D) def. Shelby Maldonaldo (RC) 6-4, 6-1;
Doubles: No.1—Mojesky/Ward (D) def. Donavyn Coffey/Caity Kerr (RC) 6-0, 6-2; No. 2—Frankle/Frankle (D) def. Megan Bloyd/Briane Keen (RC) 6-2, 6-3.