By Les Dixon
CORBIN — The Corbin Redhound tennis team continues to play well after picking up wins over both Montgomery County and Clay County.
The Redhounds handed the Indians an 8-1 loss while blanking Clay County, 5-0.
“We went with our strongest lineup today against Montgomery County,” Corbin coach Nickie Dixon said. “They are a very tough team and are favored to win their regional tournament this year. In singles, I couldn't have asked for much more from any of our players. Connor (Maguet) played great today. His opponent will be the one seed from the 10th Region this year. Connor showed why he is one of our better players in our region. He served well and set up his points today. He was patient and waited to attack the net. He wore down his opponent and pulled away for the win in the last couple of games.
“I was very happy with William Reedy's performance today,” she added. “He also matched up with what would be the 3rd or 4th seed from the 10th Region. Early in the match his opponent had control of the net and was up 4-1, however William improved on his passing shots and forced his opponent to the baseline. After that William didn't lose a game. A come from behind win against a great player is always a great confident boost. The rest of the team put up great scores in singles action.”
Dixon was also pleased with the way her team played in doubles action. Corbin managed to take two of three from Montgomery County.
“In doubles, we suffered one loss,” she said. “However, we were competitive and played hard.”
Corbin 8, Montgomery 1
No. 1. Connor Maguet (CO) def. Max Baker (MC), 8-4
No. 2. William Reedy (CO) def. Sam Hodgson, (MC), 8-4
No. 3. Seth Heinss (CO) def. Michael Vonduesterlho, (MC) 8-1
No. 4. Harrison Reedy (CO) def. Conner Danis (MC), 8-0
No. 5. Josh Jewell (CO) def. Will Razer (MC), 8-0
No. 6. Andrew Reedy (CO) def. Aaron Smith (MC), 8-0
No. 1. S. Heinss/J. Jewell (CO) lost to M. Baker/S. Hodgson (MC), 8-6
No. 2. C. Maguet/W. Reedy (CO) def. M. Vodusterlho/C. Danis (MC), 8-2
No. 3. H. Reedy/A. Reedy (CO) def. W. Razer/A. Smith (MC), 8-1
Corbin 5, Clay County 0
No. 1. Connor Maguet (CO) def. Brit Bowling (MC), 6-0, 6-0
No. 2. William Reedy (CO) def. Chris Stivers (MC), 6-0, 6-1
No. 3. Andrew Bingham (CO) def.. Macenlie Roberts (MC), 6-1, 6-0
No. 1. Seth Heinss/Josh Jewell (C0) def. Corey Robinson/Zack Grisby (MC), 6-1, 6-0
No. 2. Harrison Reedy/Andrew Reedy (CO) def. Teddy Woods/Jordan Jackson (MC), 6-0, 6-0
By Les Dixon
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The Williamsburg Yellow Jackets are partying like it's 1987! That was the last time the Jackets won a game in the 13th Region Tournament, and they ended the 27-year drought with a 47-44 win over the heavily-favored Knox Central Panthers on Thursday night.
Les Dixon's Daily Region Pick'Em
When it comes to picking region tournament games, it’s not an easy task to say the least. This is the most parity that I’ve ever seen in the 13th Region Boys and Girls Tournaments.
If Clay County’s play during the first game of the 13th Region Tournament is any indication of things to come, Robert Marcum’s squad could be well on its way of capturing their second straight 13th Region championship.
The Way it is
Since I’m picking Corbin to pull off the upset against Jackson County today, I figured I’d give my top five upsets dating back to 2005-06 when the 13th realigned and welcomed both North and South Laurel high schools to the mix.
Tony Pietrowski’s Corbin Redhounds have been favored during the past two first round 13th Region match-ups, and have been upset both times. Corbin is hoping things might change a bit this time around.
Barbourville will have hands full against Bell County today
Dinky Phipps’ Barbourville Tigers are looking for their first 13th Region Tournament win dating back to 2006’s tournament when they defeated Clay County in the regional semifinals.
Like It or Not
There’s an elephant in the room at this year’s 13th Region Tournament, and really in basketball in general, and I guess I’ll be the first one to point it out (publicly with my name attached to it).
Chris' Daily Region Pick'Em
With the first three days of opening round games in the books, I can honestly say I'm not surprised that I'm 4-2 overall when it comes to my pick'ems record.
You can never count out the Clay County Lady Tigers when it comes to the 13th Region Tournament.
Les Dixon's Daily Region Pick'em
After going just .500 during the girls games, things are going to get even tougher when it comes to picking the 13th Region Boys Tournament games.
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