Cougar tennis drops two matches

By Stephen Henderson
The Patrick County High School men’s tennis team lost two matches last week. The Cougars fell to Bassett 9-0 and lost to Halifax 9-0. Both matches were away since the PCHS tennis courts were being repaired last week.
“We really struggled with unforced errors in the Bassett match and made things tougher than they needed to be,” Coach Andrew Terry said. “I though we competed much better against Halifax and really struck the ball a lot better,” he added.
“It was good to see the guys improve so much from match to match and hopefully they will continue that trend throughout the season,” he said. “We had a great practice Thursday and are looking forward to the three matches we are slated for this week.”
Match Scores: PCHS vs. Bassett (3/15/2016)
Singles: John Anthony def Garrett Worley 8-1; David Bishop def Travell Holmes 8-1; Jacob Adkins def Bennett Reeder 8-2; Ethan Luther def Willie Greene 8-5; Austin Hopkins def Jacob McNulty 8-0; Damien Fitzgerald def Sandile Hill 8-5.
Doubles: Anthony/Bishop def Worley/Reeder 8-0; Adkins/Luther def Greene/Holmes 8-2; Hopkins/Fitzgerald def McNulty/Ocatvion Busby 8-2.
PCHS vs. Halifax (3/16/2016)
Singles: Terence Vass def Garrett Worley 6-0 6-1; Brandt Deal def Bennett Reeder 6-1 6-2; Brian Good def Willie Greene 6-1 6-1; Donysa Williams def Travell Holmes 6-0 6-0; Jamie Binnir def Jacob McNulty 6-1 6-1 ; Jacob Lacks def Sandile Hill 6-0 6-0.
Doubles: Vass/Williams def Worley/Greene 8-2; Deal/Good def Reeder/Holmes 8-3; Binnir/Lacks def McNulty/Busby 8-0.
The Cougars hosted Christiansburg Monday afternoon, played at Sontag Park against Franklin County Tuesday, and will host the Halifax Comets Thursday, starting at 4:30 p.m.

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