On Wednesday, April 9, the Fillies and the Breds played host to Campbell County on the Hilltop and both came away with team victories. The Fillies beat the Lady Camels 6-3 and the Breds took a 4-2 decision.
In singles play, senior Allison McVey defeated Catherine Henchy in three sets: 6-3, 3-6 and 7-6. Miranda Turk, Polly Whalen and Jacqueline Young also came away with wins in singles play.
The Fillies also took two of three ladies double matches with Turk and Young teaming up to defeat Campbell Countys Alex Gurty and Lisa Garafolo 8-0, and Julie Henson and Katie ONeal combining to beat Sara West and Lia Garafolo 8-4.
The Breds took two of the four singles matches away from the Camels, with Ross Smith and Charlie Smith both notching wins. Ross Smith took three sets to put away Campbell Countys Aaron Bricking: 3-6, 6-2 and 6-3. Charlie Smith defeated Alex Russell in one set: 8-3.
The Breds swept the doubles competition against Campbell County. Seniors Hank Whalen and Seth Barnes bested the Camels Kyle Sutherland and Matt Carrigan with a 7-6 first set and a 5-5 forfeit in the second.
Ethan Jackson and Kalen Woosley took a win in one set over Tad Reidinger and Wayne Ellis with an 8-0 score.
The following evening Harrison County played hosted to Maysville St. Patrick and the two squads split the wins. The Breds took a 5-3 victory while the Fillies suffered a 2-7 defeat.
For the guys team, Woosley, Wes Barnett, Jackson, and Austin Roberts all recorded wins in singles play. The doubles team of Whalen/Jackson defeated St. Pats Mitchell Mercer and Harrison Applegate in one set 8-1. Barnes was out for the night due to a shoulder injury.
Aubrey Boyers and Polly Whalen provided bright spots for the girls on Thursday, winning their singles matches to secure the Fillies only team points.
On Monday, the teams traveled to Paris and the Breds picked up another win, 3-1, while the Fillies tied the Lady Greyhounds, 2-2.
Charlie Smith picked up a singles win for the Breds. The doubles teams of Hank Whalen/Ross Smith and Ethan Jackson/Kalen Woosley swept the doubles matches.
In the girls games, McVey won her singles match in an 8-1 set over Anna Invergo. The doubles team of Miranda Turk/Jacqueline Young won its match against Mirah Harris and her partner.
The Fillies were scheduled to host girls only match with Highlands on Tuesday evening.
Mason County was scheduled to be on the Hilltop yesterday for a match. On Thursday the Breds and Fillies will be traveling to Campbell County.
On Saturday, the teams will be participating in a tournament hosted by Montgomery County.
I want to thank my parental and supportive community who are coming to the matches and supporting our players and our program, said Coach Jennifer Hatfield. Without the help of my assistant coaches and the parents, the HCHS tennis program would not be where it is today.
She added that during the matches last week, she periodically looked around behind me and saw parents and others watching her son, picking up trash, cheering on HCHS kids, giving others insight to the actual tennis game.
I am so proud to be involved with a program that represents moral ethics and values, she said.