Lady Charger youths serve up strong showings on courts
Posted: Monday, April 6, 2009 10:45 am
With his regular No. 2, 3 and 4 players out of town, WHS head coach Ed Baker called on some freshmen to step in against Dyersburg on Tuesday. The Lady Chargers lost a tough one, 3-4.
With the return of their regular roster, the Westview girls bounced back with a 6-1 win over Gibson County on Thursday.
WHS freshman Chloe Nance now has a record of 2-0 as a singles player and picked up a win in doubles to boot.
In boys play, the WHS Charagers fell to Dyersburg, 4-3, in hearbreak fashion on Tuesday and then blanked Gibson County, 7-0, on Thursday.
In girls action against Dyersburg, Nance earned an 8-3 win over Faith Davis at No. 5 singles and paired with Whitney Mount for an exciting 9-7 win over Dyersburg's Sarah Haynes and Aura Mae Northcutt at No. 2 doubles.
Westview also got a win at No. 1 singles when Ashleigh Ary bounced Megan Hummer, 8-5.
Dyersburg came out the victor at No. 2 singles when Haynes tripped Mount, 8-4. The visiting Lady Trojans won at No. 3 singles when Eva Hayes downed Cara Burnham, 8-0. Lady Charger Rachel Coleman fell, 8-1, at No. 4 singles to Northcutt.
The Lady Trojans captured the win at No. 1 doubles when Westview's Ary and Burnham fell to Hummer and Hayes, 8-2.
In boys action against Dyersburg, Westview struggled with the Trojans and the windy conditions before falling, 4-3.
Three matches were close, but all went in Dyersburg's favor. At No. 2 singles, Charger Ezra Nance fell, 8-5, to Zach Cathey. At No. 4 singles, Westview's Jared Towe was edged by Matt Wolfe, 9-7, and in No. 1 doubles, the WHS team of Max Gearin and Zach Bell lost to Tallon Scott and Franz Estevez by an 8-6 margin.
Dyersburg's Scott blanked Gearin, 8-0, at No. 1 singles.
The Chargers got wins at No. 3 singles when Bell tripped Estevez, 8-2. That same score was the final tally in a win for Westview's Elliott Coleman over Jeff Dykus at No. 5 singles.
The WHS doubles team of Nance and Towe took an 8-3 win over Cathey and Wolfe at No. 2.
Westview got an 8-1 win in an extra doubles match that didn't count toward the team score. Chargers Reggie Morrow and Coleman beat Dykus and Smith.
On Thursday against Gibson County, the Westview teams took easy wins from the Pioneers, 7-0, and Lady Pioneers, 6-1.
In boys singles, Westview's Gearin at No. 1 and Nance at No. 2 both won by 8-0 scores. Gearin topped Kaleb Wolfe, while Trent Sims was Nance's victim.
At No. 3 singles, Bell took an 8-0 victory over Corey Scanlon for WHS. At No. 4 singles, Charger Jared Towe won over Hunter Simmons, 8-0. Westview got a forfeit win at No. 5 singles.
In doubles action, the Charger tandem of Coleman and Towe won over Sims and Scanlon, 8-5, at No. 1. At No. 2, Westview's Nance and Bryan Grimco beat Wolfe and Simmons, 8-2.
The Chargers' season record now stands at 4-1.
In girls play at Gibson County, the lone blemish on the WHS record came at No. 2 doubles where the team of Rachel Coleman and Tamika Sanchez dropped a tough one, 8-5, to Becca Hills and Katie Reynolds.
The Westview girls were victorious in the other doubles match and all the singles action.
In the No. 1 doubles match, the Lady Charger team of Nour Haddad and Cara Burnham outlasted GC's Merrilee Clark and Sydney Allen, 9-7.
The closest singles match was at No. 4, where Westview's Amy Olds edged Rachel Keltner, 8-6.
At No. 1 singles, Ary downed Clark, 8-4. The wins came more easily at No. 2 where Haddad downed Allen, 8-1, and at No. 3 where Laura Gullett blanked Hills, 8-0. Nance earned her second singles win of the week by topping Reynolds, 8-2, at No. 5.
In action that didn't count toward the final team totals, four Lady Chargers saw their first varsity matches playing in doubles pairs. The WHS team of Brooklyn Burress and Melissa Darroch fell to Keltner and Taylor Eddlemon, 8-2. Lady Chargers Dylan Brown and Alexis Beverly were stopped by Gibson County's Shelby Counce and Blair DeBerry, 8-0.
In singles matches not counting toward the team totals, Westview's Mount shut out Counce, 8-0, at No. 6. At No. 7, Westview's Burnham cruised past Eddlemon, 8-2. At No. 8, Westview got another win when Coleman downed DeBerry, 8-2.
The win improved the Lady Chargers' record to 3-2.