Eagle Grand Slam
Published 12:00 am Monday, April 9, 2007
For the second time this season, the Fort Dale Academy tennis teams swept the Crenshaw Christian Academy Cougars Tuesday, 14-0.
In individual boys action, Andrew Jones defeated Michael Jackson 6-0, 6-3, Stephen Butts defeated Dylan Carr 6-0, 6-2, Logan Ausderau defeated Ethan Andrews 6-2, 6-4, Sean McKeague defeated David Garrison 6-1, 6-0 and David Foshee defeated Wesley Ballard 6-0, 6-2.
In doubles action, Jones and Butts defeated Jackson and Andrews 8-3 and Ausderau and Foshee defeated Carr and Garrison 8-0.
The play of both Jones and McKeague has improved, Fort Dale head coach Johnny Mac Brown said, and he credits their progression to the dedication they put into practice.
“Sean McKeague has played really well, especially being a first-year player, and he's such a hard worker,” Brown said. “And if I could get everybody, both girls and boys, to work as hard as Andrew, we could have something special.”
“This next Tuesday (against Morgan Academy) should be a good match for Andrew but he'll work hard to get ready,” he added.
In girls' action, Whitney Jacks defeated Danielle Welch 6-0, 6-0, Renee Scott defeated Kristen Carver 6-4, 6-0, Elizabeth Dunklin and Mary Margaret Williams 6-0, 6-0, Kayla Butts defeated Lakan Beck 6-0, 6-0 and Ulli Sandstrom defeated Daisye Williams 6-0, 6-0.
In doubles action, Jacks and Butts defeated Welch and Beck 8-2 and Scott and Dunklin defeated Carver and Williams 8-1.
Brown said both Scott and Dunklin have been working extremely hard in practice and the results are being seen on the court.
The Eagles travel to Morgan Academy Tuesday at 3 p.m., and Brown knows his team is in for a tough match.
“After the Lee-Scott match, I think the girls have relaxed a bit,” Brown said. “We've gotten better, but we'll know next week how much they want to get into it.”