Andalusia tennis team gets 1st loss of season
Published 12:00 am Thursday, April 1, 2010
Andalusia lost its first tennis match of the season Tuesday in the Andalusia Invitational tennis tournament at Lurleen B. Wallace Community College.
Andalusia (8-1) lost to UMS-Wright 6-0 in both boys and girls singles action.
However, Andalusia came back to pounce on Jackson, winning 5-1 in boys singles and 6-0 in girls singles.
The invitational was held for the teams in Andalusia’s sectional. The teams that played in the tournament were UMS-Wright, Jackson, Opp and W.S. Neal.
“We feel like we’ve got to improve,” Andalusia coach Perry Dillard said. “We still have a lot of tennis that we’re still playing, and we’re going to keep on plugging on.”
UMS-Wright boys 6, Andalusia boys 0
UMS-Wright’s Haas Byrd defeated Andalusia’s Jake Ricardy, 8-0; UMS-Wright’s Brunson Wessinger defeated Andalusia’s Mitchell Clark, 8-1; and UMS-Wright’s Manning Courtney defeated Andalusia’s Mayur Patel, 8-0.
Andalusia’s Alex Evans, Jackson Moore and Chris Smith fell to UMS-Wright’s Dax Harvey, Martin Cunningham and William Hooper in seeds four through six, respectively.
UMS-Wright girls 6, Andalusia girls 0
UMS-Wright’s Courtney Johns def. Andalusia’s Aubrey Boyington, 8-0; UMS-Wright’s McKenzie Courtney def. Andalusia’s Tally Morrow, 8-0; and UMS-Wright’s Caroline Harris def. Andalusia’s Lauren Beasley, 8-0.
Andalusia’s Kaitlyn Jeter, Anna Bay McCord and Maggie Jones fell to UMS-Wright’s Sarah Catherine King, Hastings Johnson and Darby Radcliff in seeds four through six, respectively.
Andalusia boys 5,
Jackson boys 1
Ricardy def. Jackson’s Will Law, 8-5; Jackson’s Gino Perez def. Clark, 8-4; and Patel def. Jackson’s Justin Abston, 10-8.
Evans, Moore and Jonathan Wiggins defeated Jackson’s Derrick Moore, Lakeith Austin and Dejoun Barnett in seeds four through six, respectively.
Andalusia girls 6,
Jackson girls 0
Boyington def. Jackson’s Carnesha McConnell, 8-6; Morrow def. Jackson’s Kaneisha Martin, 8-2; and Beasley def. Jackson’s Sophia Hussain, 8-2.
Jeter, McCord and Jones defeated Jackson’s Mercedes Perez, Kourtne Scott and Sarah Bales Barry in seeds four through six, respectively.