TheTimesTribune.com, Corbin, KY

April 1, 2013

North Laurel continues to look good on the hardcourt


The Times-Tribune

CORBIN — By Les Dixon / Sports Editor

NORTH LAUREL — North Laurel’s boys and girls tennis teams continued their impressive play by sweeping Pineville.

The Jaguars won, 7-2, while the Lady Jaguars picked up an easy 9-0 victory.

“Arjun (Kanthawar) gave (Luke) Brooks all he wanted, and I was really proud of his performance. Brooks is one of the top singles players in our region,” North Laurel coach Bob Smith said. “Arjun is at a disadvantage at times just because of his size and his opponents are usually bigger and stronger. But he's learning how to combat that, how to exploit certain things, how to counter situations — this was a great learning experience for him and will only make him better.

“This was good for us heading into spring,” he said of his girls’ team win. “It’s great to have Caroline (Moore) back, but she's understandably rusty. With this match and getting to play some over the break, hopefully she and Pooja (Kanthawar) will get back to top form soon.”

Girls

North Laurel 9, Pineville 0

Singles

No. 1 Pooja Kanthawar (NL) def. Morgan Cornelius (P), 8-0

No. 2 Kendra Smallwood (NL) def. Anna Howard (P), 8-0

No. 3 Brynna Ryle (NL) def. Amber Mullins (P), 8-0

No. 4 Caroline Moore (NL) def. Lona Cobb (P), 8-0

No. 5 Default

No. 6 Default

Doubles

No. 1 Kanthawar/Moore (NL) def. Cornelius/Howard (P), 8-1

No. 2 Smallwood/Ryle (NL) def. Mullins/Cobb (P), 8-0

No. 3 Default

Boys

North Laurel 7, Pineville 2

Singles

No. 1 Luke Brooks (P) def. Arjun Kanthawar (NL), 6-1, 4-6, 6-1

No. 2 Ryan Bingham (P) def. Hasan Salim (NL), 8-6

No. 3 Dakota Boggs (NL) def. Byron David Asher (P), 8-2

No. 4 Sammy Maggard (NL) def. Dylan Asher (P), 8-2

No. 5 Default

No. 6 Default

Doubles

No. 1 Spencer Bolton/Justin Maggard (NL) def. Bingham/B.D. Asher (P) 6-3, 6-3

No. 2 Boggs/S. Maggard (NL) def. Brooks/D. Asher (P) 8-6

No. 3 Default