2012-03-28 / Sports

One match remains before region

Burke County tennis
By Diana Royal jd.royal@hotmail.com


Rachel Greene, who plays number 3 singles for the Bears, has won three in a row and continues to impress her coaches. Rachel Greene, who plays number 3 singles for the Bears, has won three in a row and continues to impress her coaches. The Bears tennis teams have one more match before the region tournament begins next month. They face Josey today (Wednesday) in a home match at 4 p.m.

They were dealt a few blows last week, with both the boys and girls losing to Westside, 0-5 and 1-4, respectively. The boys also fell 1-4 to Thomson, but the girls managed to slip by with a 3-2 victory. On Monday, the girls defeated Butler 4-1, and the boys picked up a win on forfeit.

Coaches Laurie Dickey and Stephen Cunningham were both impressed at how the teams continue to perform, and they both complimented the ability of their number 3 singles player Rachel Greene, whom Dickey said continues to grow as a newly placed singles player and Cunningham commended for playing through an injury against Butler. “She showed a lot of heart,” he said, noting that she was still able to pull off the win.

In doubles, Courtney Mayton and Santrice Herndon proved to be a winning duo for their first time playing together as a team.

“They did a great job with communicating and covering the court,” Dickey said.

According to Cunningham, Moses Jones and Winston Conner did a great job pulling the only win out against Thomson. “They are both freshmen and show great potential. I expect them to be a strong building block for the team over the next four years,” he said.

Dickey said both teams appeared to have an extremely difficult time against Westside. “I’m not sure what happened,” she said. “Everyone seemed to struggle in all aspects, and that’s an unfortunate loss for both the guys and the girls. Hopefully the players will put that behind them and be able to succeed in the matches this week so that we can finish in a good position going into the region tournament.”

The Bears played ARC yesterday (Tuesday), but results were not available at press time.

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