Tennis teams playing hard

Published 6:29 pm Friday, March 25, 2011

ANNE REYNOLDS of the Bainbridge High School girls’ tennis team gets ready to hit a backhand volley during a Tuesday match versus Lee County.

The Bainbridge High School girls’ and boys’ tennis teams have played some exciting matches recently.

On Thursday, the girls clinched the sub-region championship by defeating the Thomas County Central Lady Yellow Jackets. Kristen Monson, Anne Reynolds and Malori Maxwell won their singles matches.

Nolan Lovering and Josh Smith won their doubles match, as did Scott Overman and Will Dozier, but the boys team fell 2-3 to the Yellow Jackets.

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On Tuesday, the boys team defeated Lee County 4-1. Xavier Bell, Mitchell Massengill and Stone Inlow won in singles play, while Scott Overman and Will Dozier won their doubles match.

Also on Tuesday, the Lady Cats defeated the Lady Trojans 4-1. Kristen Monson, Anne Reynolds and Malori Maxwell won in singles play and Emma Kate Smith and Lynsey Waddell won their doubles match.

Both the boys and girls teams lost 5-0 to Lowndes County’s Vikings and Lady Vikings at the Viking Invitational on March 18 in Valdosta, Ga. In consolation play on Saturday, the girls lost 2-3 to Berrien County, while the boys won 5-0.

Hosting Class AAAAA Colquitt County in Bainbridge on March 17, Lady Cat Anne Reynolds won her No. 2 singles match but the BHS girls lost 1-4. The boys also fell to the Packers 0-5.

The BHS tennis teams’ next match will be Thursday, March 31 at home against Miller County.