Cardinal Boys Doubles Team Places Fourth At State
FARMINGTON — Both Farmington boys doubles teams advanced from the District 4A-1 tennis tournament to the State 4A competition held Oct. 8-9, 2018, at Burns Park, North Little Rock.
Joshua Jowers and Noah Disheroon carried a No. 1 seed into the State 4A tournament bracket for boys doubles after winning the district championship at Harrison. Jowers and Disheroon defeated Zach Backus and Eli Howard, of Nashville, 6-4, 7-5, in the firstround and prevailed, 7-6, 6-1, over Keith Watson and Tristan Malone, of Magnolia, to reach the semifinals. Jowers and Disheroon were defeated by eventual state champions, Tyler Angtuaco and Jack Lewis, of Pulaski Academy, 6-3, 6-3, which sent them into the consolation match.
In the consolation match, Jowers and Disheroon lost, 8-4, 8-5, to another team from Pulaski Academy, Sammy Alshami and Connor Elliott, to finish in fourth place. Payton Medlin and Zeb Wilson, of Mena, placed second losing, 6-4, 6-3, to Angtuaco and Lewis in the finals.
Farmington’s No. 2 boys doubles team of Taylor Raabe and Connor Sharp were seeded No. 2 for State 4A boys doubles after placing second at district. They were ousted from the tournament in the first-round with a, 6-2, 6-3, loss to Matt Jackson and Braden Nelson, of Clarksville.
Farmington’s Reagan White, who placed second at district in girls singles, defeated Brenlee Barton, of Pottsville, in the first-round, 6-1, 6-2; then lost to Via Bruffett, of Pulaski Academy, 7-6, 6-1, in the tournament quarterfinal. White finished with a 10-6 record.
Farmington tennis celebrated senior night on Sept. 18 during matches against Shiloh Christian. Farmington seniors (from left): Taighton Pettigrew, Mary Stewart Beard, Reagan White, and Katelyn Cunningham, were playing their final home matches. White placed second at district in girls singles to qualify for state. She defeated Brenlee Barton, of Pottsville, in the first-round, 6-1, 6-2; then lost to Via Bruffett, of Pulaski Academy, 7-6, 6-1, in the tournament quarterfinal. White finished with a 10-6 record.