Farm­ing­ton Boys Dou­bles Fin­ish 1-2

Washington County Enterprise-Leader - - SPORTS - By Mark Humphrey

FARM­ING­TON — Both Farm­ing­ton boys dou­bles teams ad­vanced from the Dis­trict 4A-1 ten­nis tour­na­ment held at Har­ri­son last week to state.

The tandems of Joshua Jow­ers and Noah Disheroon seeded No. 1 in the tour­na­ment bracket for boys dou­bles; as well as Tay­lor Raabe and Con­nor Sharp seeded No. 2 for boys dou­bles, lived up to their billing.

Jow­ers and Disheroon had a first-round bye. They de­feated No. 4 seeded Micah Sam and Luke Mitchell, of Prairie Grove, 6-1, 6-1, in the semi­fi­nals and their team­mates, Farm­ing­ton’s No. 2 boys dou­bles team of Raabe and Sharp, 6-2, 6-0, in the fi­nal. No. 3 seeded Ma­son Har­ri­son and Joey Adams, of Har­ri­son, lost to Raabe and Sharp, 6-0, 4-6, 6-2, in the semi­fi­nals af­ter re­ceiv­ing a first-round bye.

Har­ri­son won both boys and girls sin­gles ti­tles with No. 1 seed Don­nie Arm­strong, tak­ing home the boys sin­gles ti­tle while his coun­ter­part No. 1 seed, Clairie Doshier, won the girls sin­gles crown.

Arm­strong had a firstround bye, then beat No. 4 seed Bran­don Le­Duc, of Prairie Grove, 6-4, 6-1, in the semi­fi­nal. Le­Duc de­feated Gavin Pen­ning­ton, of Farm­ing­ton, 6-0, 7-5, in the first-round. Le­Duc de­feated Farm­ing­ton’s Con­ner Kennedy in the con­so­la­tion match and won 8-4 to place third. Kennedy be­gan the tour­na­ment by de­feat­ing Ken­dall Ferm, of Shiloh Chris­tian, 6-1, 6-2.

Prairie Grove’s Cole Vertz fin­shed se­cond. He up­set No. 3 seed Kennedy, 1-6, 6-4, 6-4, in the semi­fi­nals, and lost to Arm­strong, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, in the fi­nal. GIRLS

In the first-round, Doshier de­feated Prairie Grove’s Grace Gauldin, 6-0, 6-0. Doshier got by Shiloh’s Rachel Thomas, 6-0, 6-0, in the semi­fi­nal and beat Farm­ing­ton se­nior Rea­gan White, 6-0, 6-1, in the fi­nal. Third place went to No. 3 seed Elise Bell, of Har­ri­son, who de­feated Thomas 8-4 in the con­so­la­tion match.

White de­feated Bre­anna Mapes, of Shiloh Chris­tian, in the first-round, 6-1, 6-0; then beat No. 3 seed Elise Bell, of Har­ri­son, 4-6, 6-2, 6-0, in the tour­na­ment semi­fi­nal. White car­ries a 9-5 record into state.

Farm­ing­ton’s Kate­lyn Cun­ning­ham was de­feated, 6-2, 6-0, by No. 4 seed Rachel Thomas, of Shiloh Chris­tian, in the first-round. Cun­ning­ham fin­ished with an 8-4 sea­son record.

Har­ri­son placed one-two in girls dou­bles com­pe­ti­tion with top-seeded Lind­sey Ward and Is­abell McNutt de­feat­ing their third-seeded team­mates, Cam­ryn Casey and Kylie An­der­son, 6-1, 6-4, in the fi­nal. Ward and McNutt had a first-round bye, then beat Farm­ing­ton’s Is­abella Guess and Mor­gan Camp­bell, 7-5, 6-1, in the semi­fi­nal. Guess and Camp­bell up­set No. 4 seeded Prairie Grove’s Alyssa Le­Duc and Julissa Mauk, 6-2, 5-7, 6-4, in the first-round.

Casey and An­der­son de­feated Shiloh’s Ashby McKen­zie and Lizzie How­ell, 6-4, 6-0, in the first-round; then beat Farm­ing­ton’s Taighton Pet­ti­grew and Mary Ste­wart-Beard, 6-0, 6-3, in the semi­fi­nal. Pet­ti­grew and Beard de­feated Prairie Grove’s Maci Ed­wards and Toni Par­rish, 6-1, 6-1, in the firstround. Pet­ti­grew and Beard placed third by de­feat­ing their team­mates, Guess and Camp­bell, 8-6, in the con­so­la­tion match.

The top two fin­ish­ers from dis­trict will ad­vance to the 2018 State 4A ten­nis tour­na­ment to be hosted by Pu­laski Academy at the Reb­samen Ten­nis Cen­ter, 1501 Leisure Place, in Lit­tle Rock Oct. 8-9. A meet­ing to de­ter­mine which other ath­letes qual­ify for state will be held Thurs­day.

Re­ceiv­ing All-Dis­trict ten­nis honors for Farm­ing­ton were: White, Pet­ti­grew, Beard, Guess, and Mor­gan Camp­bell, for the girls team. Boys re­ceiv­ing All-Dis­trict ten­nis honors for Farm­ing­ton in­cluded: Con­ner Kennedy, Joshua Jow­ers, Noah Disheroon, Tay­lor Raabe and Con­nor Sharp.

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