Bainbridge tennis rolls thru region

Published 2:48 pm Friday, March 15, 2019

The Bearcats and Lady Cats tennis team faced off against two region opponents this week, with the Lady Cats making two full sweeps and the Bearcats making one.

The Lady Cats first faced off against Harris County in Callaway Gardens on Wednesday, before competing against Thomas County Central at home on Thursday.

In Wednesday’s matches, number one singles, Sydnee Burke took the first win with a score of 6-1, 6-0 before passing it over to number two and three singles, Mikey Harrell and Gracie Surratt. Harrell and Surratt didn’t give up a single point to their opponent, both winning 6-0, 6-0.

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Number one doubles then took the court, where Jade Stacey and Bree Powell won 6-1, 6-2. Number two doubles, Sarah Caroline Darley and Anna Marie Hall played a tight set of three, but came out victorious 5-7, 6-4, 1-0, completing the full sweep.

With that region win behind them, the Lady Cats prepared for TCC. Burke, Harrell and Surratt left it all on the court. They dominated and didn’t give up a single point.

Stacey and Powell won with a score of 6-4, 6-3 and Darley and Hall won 6-1, 6-0, proving that the BHS courts were “their house.”

Seeing the Lady Cats complete a full sweep against Harris County, the Bearcats were determined to match their power and they did.

Number one singles, Cole Buchanan played a tough match with a set of three, but won with a score of 2-6, 7-5, 1-0. Number two singles, Austin Aldridge won 6-1, 6-2 and number three singles, Blake Lowe won in a forfeited match.

Number one doubles, Brad Mitchell and Lawson Humphrey won 6-3, 6-3, while number two doubles, Ben Mitchell and Brent Miller won 6-3, 6-2.

Coach Amy Thomas was extremely proud of the Bearcats and saw them play at a new caliber. She was especially proud to see them all come together, as one of their teammates Robert Bryan Shockley is injured. She knows all of the other players really stepped it up and took control in the situation.

Thursday, the Bearcats lost 4-1 against TCC, but put up a tough competition.

Aldridge barely lost in a set of three with a score of 6-3, 2-6, 1-6 and Lowe lost after a tiebreaker in his first set. However, Ben Mitchell and Miller came out successful and won in a set of 6-1, 6-2.