Cordele Dispatch, Cordele, GA

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February 16, 2013

Crisp County tennis teams break even with Westover

Cordele — Rained out in their two previous attempts to see action, Crisp County High tennis teams got back on the court Thursday when it split with Worth County just as they had in their opener against Westover.

Accounting for the local school’s victory were the Lady Cougars who in blanking Worth 5-0 ran its record to 2-0. The Cougars, in contrast, now read 0-2 as the result of their 3-2 loss to the Rams.

The netters of coach Junior Peeples are scheduled to return to action on Tuesday at 4 p.m. at Americus-Sumter.

Worth 3, Crisp 2 (boys)

While the end result against Worth was the same as it was against Westover, the Cougars’ wins did come from different places in the playing ladder.

Instead of posting its pair of triumphs in singles as it did in the season opener, Crisp’s latest triumphs came in doubles.

“Again, the overall match was one that could well have gone either way,” Peeples said. “And to win those type matches, our kids have to understand they need to spend more time on the courts and play the game not only physically but also mentally.

“Individually speaking, Jonathan Baker played well in another tough three-setter and our No. 1 doubles team (of Brandon Dominey and Zack West) played pretty well in their first pairing together.”

   Singles — Wade Pritchard (W) def. Derrick Bessix 7-6 (7-3 tiebreaker), 6-1; Dakota Conger (W) def. Jonathan Baker 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, and Garrett Berry (W) def. Bryan Stewart 6-4, 6-3.

 Doubles — Brandon Dominey and Zack West (C) def. Tyler Layfield and Logan Goodman 6-2, 6-2 and John Barrett and Jonathan Walls (C) won by forfeit.

Crisp 5, Worth 0 (girls)

After watching his Lady Cougars once more sweep all five matches they played, Peeples acknowledged they “again played well as a whole.

“This bunch tends to go out and take care of business in very good manner as most of our wins came by big margins.

“Our No. 1 (Julia Davis) and No. 2 (Ashley Denby) singles players did a good job of making adjustments late in the first set and the entire second set based on the type opponents they were facing. It was also good to see Katey Miller play well (at No. 3 singles) coming off an ankle injury.

“In doubles, neither of our team did a good job of avoiding a letdown as losing focus is sometimes easy to do after posting an easy first-set win as they did.”

   Singles — Julia Davis (C) def. Drew Bryan 6-4, 6-2; Ashley Denby (C) def. Alexicus Davis 6-3, 6-1, and Katey Miller (C) def. Haley Blevins 6-1, 6-2.

   Doubles — Danielle Walls and Catherine Mayo (C) def. Bethany Apperson and Tichina Richardson 6-1, 6-0 and Jordan Farmer and Madeline Hermanowski (C) def. Kelsi Harrell and Chiadriganna Anderson 6-1, 6-0.


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