Emma Kate Smith watches the ball during one of her singles matches Thursday
Emma Kate Smith watches the ball during one of her singles matches Thursday

Bearcats tennis teams named region champs

Published 2:10pm Monday, April 21, 2014

The Bainbridge High School tennis teams ruled the Bill Reynolds Tennis Complex Thursday, taking home region championship trophies for both the Bearcats and the Lady Cats. The tournament, an all-day event, also featured the Hardaway Hawks, Lee County Trojans and Harris County Tigers.
The Lady cats defeated Harris County 0-3 in singles play. Taylor Greene won 0-6, 2-6, Emma Kate Smith won 1-6, 2-6 and Lynsey Waddell pulled off a win going 1-6, 2-4.
The Lady Cats also dominated the Lady Tigers in doubles, with Mallie Rollins and Stephanie Mayfield winning 3-6, 3-6 and Anna Beth Bowles and Maci Barber coming out ahead 4-6, 1-3.
The girls also swept Lee County in both singles and doubles.
Greene won 3-6, 1-6, Smith won 6-7(4), 6-4, 3-10 and Waddell won 3-6, 0-3, 0-0. For doubles, Rollins and Mayfield won 2-6, 0-6 and Bowles and Barber pulled off a 6-4, 3-5, 0-0 win.
The Bearcats won all their matches against the Hardaway Hawks. In singles Hema Hasona won 0-6, 0-6, Nour Hasona won 1-6, 1-6 and Jones Gossett won 0-6, 0-6.
In doubles, Jack Reynolds and Bennett Enfinger came out on top 1-6, 2-6 and Josh Moorhead and Grayson Graham won 0-6, 0-6.
The Bearcats also swept Harris County. In singles play, Hema Hasona won 1-6, 1-6, Nour Hason won 4-6, 0-6 and Jones Gossett won 5-7, 3-6. In doubles play, Reynolds and Enfinger pulled off a last match win, going 3-6, 6-2, 5-10. Moorhead and Graham also took it to three matches, going 6-3, 4-6, 8-10.
The Bearcats and Lady Cats play their first round of the state 5A tournament Monday, with the Lady Cats hosting Effingham County at 1 p.m. and the Bearcats hosting Richmond Hill at 2:30 p.m. All games will be played at the BHS courts.

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