Car­di­nal Boys Dou­bles Team Places Fourth At State

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

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.

Girls

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.

MARK HUMPHREY EN­TER­PRISE-LEADER

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.

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