Andy sweeps Aggies

Published 12:01 am Thursday, March 3, 2011

Andalusia’s David May defeated Jackson’s Brandon Pansing 8-1 in No. 6 seed singles action Tuesday. | Andrew Garner/Star-News

Andalusia got off to a slow start against Jackson Tuesday, but the boys and girls tennis teams picked up the pace of their games to beat the Aggies 9-0 in singles and doubles action at LBWCC.

The boys and girls did not lose a single match to get the sweep over a much-improved Jackson team, AHS boys tennis coach Perry Dillard said.

“That was probably the best Jackson team we’ve played,” Dillard said. “We started out slow, and we were able to finish a little bit stronger than we started. That was very encouraging.”

Andalusia boys 9, Jackson boys 0

Andalusia’s Alex Evans defeated Jackson’s Anthony Sexton 8-1 in No. 1 singles action.

Dillard called Evans’ singles victory the best he has seen this season.

“He really had a great match yesterday,” he said.

In other singles action, Andalusia’s No. 2 seed Mayur Patel defeated Jackson’s Justin Abston 8-2; Andalusia’s No. 3 seed Jackson Moore defeated Jackson’s Derrick Moore 8-3; Andalusia’s No. 4 seed Jonathan Wiggins defeated Jackson’s Dejourn Barnett 8-3; Andalusia’s No. 5 seed Brandon Scruggs defeated Jackson’s Cortex Williams in a tie breaker 8-8 (7-2); and Andalusia’s No. 6 seed David May defeated Jackson’s Brandon Pansing 8-1.

In doubles action, Evans and Wiggins defeated Sexton and Abston 9-7; Patel and Moore defeated Moore and Barnett 8-5; and Scruggs and May defeated Williams and Pansing 8-1.

Dillard said while the team did well in singles play, there is still room for improvement in doubles.

“That’s a big part of tennis winning points in matches in doubles because it counts three points,” he said. “That’s something we can keep working on and improving on. “I can’t really complain a whole lot because I had three freshmen play (Tuesday), a sophomore and two juniors,” he said. “We played pretty good considering our youth.”

Andalusia girls 9, Jackson girls 0

In singles action, Andalusia’s No. 1 seed Aubrey Boyington defeated Jackson’s Kaneisha Martin 8-0; Andalusia’s No. 2 seed Anna Bay McCord defeated Jackson’s Kourtne Scott 8-3; Andalusia’s No. 3 seed Lauren Beasley defeated Jackson’s Jade Beck 8-2; Andalusia’s No. 4 seed Jennifer Botta defeated Jackson’s Jameka James 8-4; Andalusia’s No. 5 seed Maggie Jones defeated Jackson’s Tanidah Clarke 8-0; and Andalusia’s No. 6 seed Meredith Tillman defeated Jackson’s Alexandra Howard 8-0.

In doubles action, Boyington and McCord defeated Martin and Scott 8-2; Jones and Tillman defeated Beck and James 8-3; and Beasley and Botta defeated Clarke and Howard 8-0.

Andalusia will play host to Houston Academy today at 2:30 p.m. at the LBWCC tennis courts.

Dillard said today’s match against the Raiders will be the first “true test” of the season.

“Those guys are pretty good every year,” Dillard said. “At the Dothan Shootout, they were on the opposite side of the bracket. We saw them there, but we didn’t get a chance to play any of their players. It’s probably going to be one of our tougher matches of the year.”