Tuesday, March 11, 2014
- by B.B. Branton
Two veteran Boyd-Buchanan teams showed why they among the
best in the area in A-AA tennis, while Brainerd girls and Central boys also
posted wins Tuesday in high school matches at the Brainerd Courts.
Boyd-Buc vs. CSAS – The defending district champion BBS
girls opened the season with a 9-0 win against visiting Arts and Sciences (0-2),
while the Buccaneer boys stopped CSAS, 7-2 in District 5 A play.
In No.1 singles matches, Visaal Sivakumar (CSAS) defeated
Joe Fairchild, 8-4, while Katie Delay (BBS) stopped Sneha Mahesh, 8-0.
“I am pleased with the way we played and a good start to
the season with a district win,” said Boyd-Buchanan coach Mikki Brown.
Next Matches: Thurs. 3-13 … BBS at Signal Mtn … Tues.
3-18 BBS vs. Collegedale (at Brainerd – district match)
Fri. Mar. 14 – Grace Academy vs. Arts and Sciences at
Brainerd vs. Chattanooga Central:
Brainerd Girls 7,
Central 2 … Central Boys 6, Brainerd 3:
It was a good start for the newest program in the district as the
Brainerd girls won, 7-2, and the boys, had a good showing in a 6-3 loss in District
Marquee Match: In one of the best matches of the day,
Brainerd’s Brittany Canty edged Alex Bonner, 9-7, at No.1 singles.
Bonner trailed 6-2 before winning five of the next six
games to pull even at 7-7. Canty then won the final two games for the victory to
secure the fifth team point and the team win.
Brainerd also captured the No.1 singles match in boys as
Bernard King III defeated Brett Kranske, but Central’s depth came through as
the Purple Pounders won at Nos.2-5 in singles, plus at No. 2 doubles.
Two Central Wins: Kylan Harrison was a double winner for
Central with wins at No. 3 singles and No. 2 doubles with Kranske.
“I am pleased with the effort by our Brainerd teams today,
pleased with good sportsmanship shown by players from both schools and with Boyd-Buchanan
and CSAS also playing here it offered a good high school tennis atmosphere for the fans and players,”
said Brainerd coach Alphonso Canty.
Next Matches: Thurs. Mar. 13 – East Ridge at Brainerd
(district match); Red Bank vs. Central (Lakeside)
Boyd-Buchanan 9, CSAS 0
Katie DeLay (BBS) def. Sneha Mahesh, 8-0
Makenna Thomas (BBS) def. Katie Foster, 8-0
Paige Zombron (BBS) def. Allycia Lee, 8-1
Christina Amos (BBS) def. Shailey Shah, 8-1
Shelby Brown (BBS) def. Kendall Camp, 8-0
Libby Reynolds (BBS) def. Cadence Camp (8-1
DeLay-Thomas (BBS) def. Mahesh-Candence Camp, 8-0
Zombron-Amos (BBS) def. Lauren Emmett-Foster, 8-3
Brown-Reynolds (BBS) def. Kendall Camp-Sterchi, 8-1
Records: BBS (1-0, 1-0), CSAS (0-2 0-1)
Boyd-Buchanan 7, CSAS 2
Visaal Sivakumar (CSAS) def. Joe Fairchild, 8-4
Jake Harden (BBS) def. Chandler Custer, 8-5
Grayson Hartness (BBS) def. Kevin Lee, 8-0
Charlie Driver (BBS) def. Sean Kennon, 8-2
David Zombron (BBS) def. Tristan Greer, 8-0
Luke Hendrix (BB) def. Rupert Gongmon, 8-5
Custer-Sivakumar (CSAS) def. Harden-Hartness, 8-3
Fairchild-Driver (BBS) def. Lee-Congmon, 8-2
David Zombron-Tanner Zombron (BBS) def. Kennon-Greer, 8-4
Records: BBS (1-0, 1-0), CSAS (0-2, 0-1)
Chattanooga Central Boys 6, Brainerd 3
Bernard King III (Br) def. Brett Kranske, 8-2
Riley Hicks (Central) def. Ralph Foster, 8-3
Kylan Harrison (Central) def. Kobeai Ford, 8-1
Phillip Bonnington (Central) def. Timothy Moore, 8-2
Aaron Garrison (Central) def. Cantaus Davis, 8-1
Corey Little (Central ) forfeit win
King-Foster (Br) def. Hicks-Bonnington, 8-5
Kranske-Harrison (Central) def. Ford-Moore, 8-0
Davis-Collins (Br.) def. Little-Garrison, 8-5
Records: Central (1-0, 1-0), Brainerd (0-1, 0-1)
Brainerd Girls 7, Chattanooga Central 2
Brittany Canty (Br) def. Alex Bonner, 9-7
Brianna Canty (Br) def. Emily Lyles, 8-0
Michelle Hoans (Central) def. Kayla Corner, 8-4
Endiga Rice (Central) def. Coreka Reed, 8-4
Dezrael Hutchinson (Br.) def. Alexya Barnes, 8-5
Chyna Parks (Br.) def. Caithryn Clark, 8-6
Brittany Canty-Brianna Canty (Br) def. Lyles-Bonner, 8-1
Corner-Reed (Br) def. Hoang-Barnes, 8-6
Reed-Parks (Br) def. Clark-Rice, 9-7
Records: Brainerd (1-0, 1-0), Central (0-1, 0-1)
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