Tennis season ends; girls unbeaten


The Cougar tennis teams ended their regular season with wins over visiting Hancock County last Monday at the Cougar courts.

The Lady Cougars posted their second consecutive undefeated season by beating the Lady Hornets 7-2 to finish the season with a 17-0 record. The Cougars also won by a 7-2 score to finish the season at 13-4.

The girls’ contest featured a rematch of last year’s 3rd Region singles finalists, when Grayson County’s Grace Gorby beat Hancock County’s Ally Delaney for Gorby’s second straight regional singles title. Delaney had beaten Gorby earlier in the year last season, but Gorby won in straight sets in the regional final.

This time around, Gorby took the first set easily, 6-2, but Delaney came back to take the second set 7-6. In the tie-breaker, Delaney out-pointed Gorby 7-3 to take the match. It is likely these two could meet up again in this year’s regional singles finals. The region individual championships begin next Monday, May 9 at Moreland Park, in Owensboro.

The JV squads also ended their seasons on a winning note last Tuesday, with the girls beating Frederick Fraize 3-0 and the boys winning 6-2. Both teams finished their season with undefeated 8-0 records.

HANCOCK COUNTY

Girls Singles

Ally Delaney (HC) def. Grace Gorby (GC), 2-6, 7-6 (7-3); Kourtnee Hayes (GC) def. Callie Hagman (HC), 6-0, 6-0; Bailey Decker (GC) def. Rachel Dame (HC), 9-8 (7-4); Mackenzie Edwards (GC) def. Anna Durbin (HC), 8-2; Kaitlin Atwood (HC) def. Keragan Collard (GC), 8-5; Emma Escue (GC) def. Selina Stewart (HC), 8-4.

Girls Doubles

Kourtnee Hayes & Mackenzie Edwards (GC) def. Kaitlyn Atwood & Selina Stewart (HC), 8-1; Emma Escue & Kandler Lindsey (GC) def. Rachel Dame & Anna Durbin (HC), 8-2; Sydney Rogers & Jasmine Smart (GC) def. Tilla Kruse & Hope Emmick (HC), 8-2.

Boys Singles

Blake Garvin (HC) def. Isaac Jarboe (GC), 4-6, 6-1, 10-3; Spencer Sharp (GC) def. Ryan Emmick (HC), 6-4, 6-0; Lincoln Nichols (GC) def. Devin Adkins (HC), 8-6; Tristan Deering (GC) def. Ty Durbin (HC), 8-1; Miles Hornbeck (GC) def. Earl Hankins (HC), 8-1; Spencer Cannon (GC) def. Ian Rice (HC), 8-5.

Boys Doubles

Blake Garvin & Ryan Emmick (HC) def. Lincoln Nichols & Tristan Deering (GC), 8-0; Spencer Cannon & Miles Hornbeck (GC) def. Devin Adkins & Earl Hankins (HC), 8-4; Grant Manion & Maxton Cummings (GC) def. Ty Durbin & Ian Rice (HC), 8-1.

FREDERICK FRAIZE JV

Girls Singles

Sydney Rogers (GC) def. Abbi Booty (FF), 8-2; Claire Elmore (GC) def. Cassidy Weedman (FF), 8-2.

Girls Doubles

Jasmine Smart & Madison Edwards (GC) def. Abbi Booty & Cassidy Weedman (FF), 8-2.

Boys Singles

Tristan Deering (GC) def. Ezra Meador (FF), 8-5; Grant Manion (GC) def. Evan Morten (FF), 8-3; Maxton Cummings (GC) def. Seth Reine (FF), 8-6; Cameron Harris (GC) def. Dillon Summers (FF), 8-1; Mason Galloway (GC) def. James Cliburn (FF), 8-1; Seong Lee (GC) won by forfeit.

Boys Doubles

Ezra Meador & Seth Morten (FF) def. Tristan Deering & Nathan Mattingly (GC), 8-2; Dillon Simmons & James Cliburn (FF) def. Blake Childress & Seong Lee (GC), 8-5.

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