Bearcats and Lady Cats defeat Miller County at home

Published 5:26 pm Tuesday, February 28, 2017

The Bainbridge High School boys and girls tennis teams both competed on Monday, Feb. 27, at Bainbridge High School against Miller County. Both teams walked away with wins, with the boys sweeping Miller County 5-0 and the girls winning 4-1.

The boy’s sweep was hardly contested. Out of all the courts, only two sets came within 3 games in the entire match.

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Mark Leoffler, the number one singles player for Bainbridge won his match 6-1, 6-1. Number two singles player Cole Buchanan won his matches 6-4,7-6, and number three singles player Dalton Savage won his match 6-2, 6-3.

The number one doubles team of Hudson Barber and Mathew Walker won their match 6-3, 6-0 and number two doubles team of Lawson Humphrey and Matthew Jacob won theirs 6-0, 6-0.

The sweep shows signs of an inexperienced boy’s team settling into their new roles. Young players and first year starters are starting to settle in and perform for the Bearcats. 

“I know that our number two doubles, Lawson and Matthew Jacob, they’re new starters,” said assistant coach April Powell. “They’re stepping up and doing a nice job.”

The girl’s team had an impressive day, dropping only one match in doubles for their only loss of the day.

The girl’s number one singles, Sydney Burke, won her match 6-1, 6-2, while the second singles player Jade Stacey won her match 6-0, 6-1. The number three singles player, Chloe Powell won her match 6-1, 6-0.

“Jade was really strong yesterday, and Chloe the same,” said Powell. “As far as the doubles go, we only dropped the number two doubles spot so I think everyone was strong across the board.”

The girl’s number one doubles team of Bree Powell and Brianna Mills won their match 6-3, 6-0. Number two doubles was the only blemish on the day, dropping the match 5-7, 2-6. The loss is nothing but a speed bump for the number two doubles. Both are new players for Bainbridge on the courts and will improve over time, according to head coach Amy Thomas

The girls continued their overall dominance on the courts this season, and are in a good position for the rest of the season.

“I think the girls are looking really good,” said Powell. “They’re fighters, they work really hard and never give up.”