Cross­court foes

Ri­vals New­ton, Al­covy split in ten­nis ac­tion

The Covington News - - Sports - By Brian Harper

COV­ING­TON— OnWed­nes­day, the Al­covy and New­ton ten­nis squads split a pair of crosstown ten­nis matches at New­ton High School.

In boys ac­tion, the Tigers handed New­ton a 5-0 sweep. On the flip side, the Lady Rams got the bet­ter of Al­covy with an im­pres­sive 5-0 vic­tory.

“We were out­played by Al­covy,” said New­ton boys coach Andrew Clink. “The dou­bles teams were out­played at the net, and our sin­gles play­ers com­mit­ted too many un­forced er­rors.”

In the first match, Al­covy’s Kyle Jack­son got things started by de­feat­ing Tyler Gose, 8-3.

In num­ber two sin­gles, Bran­don Tis­dale edged Mark DeAlva, 9-7.

Clos­ing out the win for the Tigers with the third vic­tory of the day was Zach Bow­ers, who won, 8-3, over Bryant Miller.

Not sat­is­fied with just one win, the Tigers took to the court in dou­bles ac­tion anx­ious to com­plete the sweep and earn brag­ging rights with an­other vic­tory over the Rams.

In­num­ber one dou­bles, Aar­ron Fowler and Michael Hilder­brand handed Don­navon White and Ay­ile Bax­ter an 8-2 loss. Miguel Wood and Con­ner Avery topped Adam Page and Miles Ge­orge, 81, seal­ing the deal for the Tigers.

“We only have one more meet and then it’s the re­gional tour­na­ment,” Clink said. “I hope the guys will be play­ing their best ten­nis by the time the re­gional tour­na­ment be­gins.”

In girls ac­tion, Kier­stie Moon beat Rea­gan Bow­ers, 8-2, in num­ber one sin­gles.

“We were in full force to­day,” said New­ton girls coach Jackie Mat­ti­son. “Last week we had to re­ar­range the lineup, and to­day the girls did ex­actly what they needed to do.”

In num­ber two sin­gles, Erin Lewis-Fau­pel won, 8-0, over Kim­berly Rary. Fin­ish­ing off the sin­gles sweep was Ash­ley Gunter, with an 8-0 win over Alora Fuller.

In dou­bles play, New­ton’s num­ber one team of Holly Springer and Stephanie Cro­nan won, 8-2, over Mary Wright and Ash­ley Al­varez.

The last match of the af­ter­noon was played by New­ton’s num­ber two dou­bles team Rhi­an­non Long and Court­ney Rea­gan, who com­pleted the sweep for the Lady Rams with a win over Cassie Turner and Jor­dan Shull.

“We had some in­juries and were not able to play our nor­mal lineup,” said Al­covy girls coach Mar­cia Watkins. “We are try­ing to fo­cus on the re­gion tour­na­ment and tweak our lineup for this.”

Mandi Singer/The Cov­ing­ton News

Reach­ing out: Al­covy’s Jor­dan Shull com­petes in num­ber two dou­bles in ear­lier ac­tion against the Lady Rams.

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