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March 24, 2014

Colonels Cruise

Whitley County tennis teams pick up impressive wins


The Times-Tribune

CORBIN — By Les Dixon / Staff Writer

WHITLEY COUNTY — The Whitley County Colonel and Lady Colonel tennis teams picked up some impressive wins this past week by sweeping McCreary Central while the Lady Colonels knocked off Williamsburg.

The Colonels cruised to an easy win, picking up six wins in singles action while going 1-0 in doubles play against the Raiders.

“With four returning players from our varsity line-up from last year, Jake Foley moving up to varsity and our newest addition, Max Murray, we were able to sweep McCreary across the board,” Whitley County coach Colby Wilson said. “It was great for all of our players to get their first match nerves out of the way.”

The girls’ team cruised to an easy 5-1 in singles action against McCreary Central.

“We are blessed to add three new girls to our varsity line-up this year with Lexi Hamblin, Emma Zehr, and Hayven Hinkle,” Wilson said. “All of our top six players are returning from a very strong season last year and their experience shined against the Raiders.”

Boys

Whitley County 7, McCreary Central 0

Singles

No. 1 Chris Tan def. Cole Clark, 8-0

No. 2 Matthew Douglas def. Dominic Rios, 8-1

No. 3 Dylan Thomas def. Caleb Dobbs, 8-1

No. 4 Jake Foley def. Nathan Adkins, 8-4

No. 5 Scott Sasko def. Daniel Gregory, 8-4

No. 6 Max Murray def. Josh Hansman, 8-3

Doubles

No. 1 Chris Tan/Matthew Douglas def. Cole Clark/Dominic Rios, 8-0

Girls

Whitley County 5, McCreary Central 1

Singles

No. 1 Brittany Fuson def. Kendall Keith, 8-3

No. 2 Anna Grace Zehr def. Makayla Hamblin, 8-0

No. 3 Haley Mahan def. Elizabeth Stewart, 8-0

No. 4 Jade Bland def. Pascale, 8-0

No. 5 Hailey Pool lost to Anja, 2-6

No. 6 Emily Vanderpool def. Tora, 8-3

Whitley County 7, Williamsburg 2

Singles

No. 1 Brittany Fuson lost to Rachel Rains, 3-8

No. 2 Anna Grace Zehr def. Kaitlyn Taylor, 8-0

No. 3 Haley Mahan def. Hannah Thomas, 8-4

No. 4 Jade Bland def. Tess Perkins, 8-4

No. 5 Hailey Pool lost to Haley Bird, 6-8

No. 6 Emily Vanderpool def. Hannah Byrd, 8-1

Doubles

No. 1 Zehr/Mahan def. Rains/Thomas, 8-2

No. 2 Fuson/Bland def. Taylor/Perkins, 8-4

No. 3Pool/Vanderpool def. Bird/Byrd, 8-3