Fort Dale tennis teams keep on winning

Published 12:00 am Saturday, March 10, 2007

The Fort Dale Academy boy's and girl's tennis teams completed a sweep of the home Crenshaw Christian Academy Cougars Friday afternoon and did not lose a match.

In the boy's action, Fort Dale's Andrew Jones defeated Michael Jackson 6-1, 6-1, Stephen Butts defeated Dylan Carr 6-1, 6-0, Logan Ausderau defeated Ethan Andrews 6-1, 6-2, Sean McKeague defeated David Garrison 6-0, 6-0 and David Foshee defeated Wesley Ballard 6-2, 6-1.

In doubles action, Jones and Butts defeated Jackson and Carr 8-2 and Ausderau and Foshee defeated Andrews and Garrison 8-5.

Following the match, Fort Dale head coach Johnny Mack Brown had nothing but praise for his team.

&#8220They are a really good group and we've improved at every position,” Brown said.

Individually, Brown said Jones continues to prove why he is the No. 1 court player.

&#8220Andrew Jones is probably the hardest worker and best player I have ever coached,” Brown said. &#8220I use him as an example of what players should be like.”

In the girl's action, Fort Dale's Whitney Jacks defeated Danielle Welch 6-1, 6-1, Renee Scott, who has moved up from No. 5 the last two seasons to No. 2 this season, defeated Kristen Carver 6-1, 6-1, Elizabeth Dunklin defeated Mary Margaret Williams 6-0, 6-1, Kayla Butts defeated Lakan Beck 6-0, 6-1 and Ulli Sandstrom defeated Daisye Williams 6-0, 6-0.

In doubles action, Jacks and Scott defeated Welch and Carver 8-0 while Dunklin and Butts defeated Williams and Beck also 8-0.

&#8220Renee Scott comes and practices hard everyday,” Brown said. &#8220She has improved, probably, more than anybody else on the team, boy's included.”

&#8220She has really stepped up her game,” he added.

In Tuesday's matches:

The Fort Dale boy's tennis team earned their first win of the season Tuesday as they took down Monroe Academy, 5-2.

Fort Dale's Andrew Jones defeated Thomas Williams 10-3, Stephen Butts defeated Andy Bolton 10-3, Monroe's Trenton McInnish defeated Fort Dale's Logan Ausderau 10-4, Fort Dale's Sean McKeague defeated Rayford Smith 9-9 (7-5) and David Foshee defeated Richard Martin 10-4.

In doubles action, Jones and Butts defeated Williams and Bolton 8-5 while Ausderau and McKeague fell to McInnish and Smith 8-4.