Bainbridge tennis team sweeps through Worth Co. at home

Published 6:49 pm Friday, February 27, 2015

Coach Amy Thomas’s Bainbridge High School Bearcats and Lady Cats tennis teams defeated the Worth County High School Rams and Lady Rams 5-0, 5-0 Thursday behind strong performances from their number one and number two singles players.
Brothers Hema and Nour Hasona, the number one and two Bearcats performers, and Taylor Greene and Mallie Rollins, the number one and two Lady Cats performers, said their strategy worked well in their matches.
Hema, a senior who has signed a tennis scholarship with the Florida A&M University Rattlers, won 6-0, 6-0. He said he likes to use his forehand and his serve to get the upper hand in his matches.
“My forehand is my best weapon,” he said. “When I hit it solid, it is difficult for the opponent to return. If I correctly strike my overhand serve it can also be difficult to return.”
Nour, who also won 6-0, 6-0, said his backhand always seems to serve him well.
“I like to come to the net and hit a backhand across court when my opponent is not expecting it,” he said.
Taylor Greene, the Lady Cats, number one singles player, who won 6-1, 6-1, said her backhand also serves her well.
“When I strike it well, the backhand can be difficult to return,” she said.
Mallie Rollins, 6-0, 6-1, said her across court backhand returns are often difficult for opponents to return and she likes to use them.
In boys doubles action Thursday against Worth County, Bryce Howell and Jack Reynolds won 6-0, 6-0 at number one and Gavyn Albritton and Mark Loeffler won 6-0, 6-0 by forfeit at number two.
In girls doubles action Thursday, Stephanie Mayfield and Railyn Willis won 6-0, 6-0 at number one and Brianna Mills and Chloe Powel won 6-0, 6-0 at number two.

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