Boyd Buc Netters Win Twice

Brainerd Girls, Central Boys Also Triumph

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 Warner Park

 

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 6 AA.

 

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

 

Doubles

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

 

Doubles

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

Singles

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

 

Doubles

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

 

Doubles

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)

contact B.B. Branton at william.branton@comcast.net


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