Soddy Daisy, Baylor Post Tennis Wins

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - by B.B. Branton
The Soddy Daisy Trojans opened the tennis season on a strong note with 9-0 (girls) and 7-2 (boys) wins against region foe and host Bradley Central.

At Baylor - in a match of defending champion girls teams, Baylor defeated Chattanooga Christian, 9-0, as did the Baylor boys against CCS. Baylor is three-time defending D-II champs, while CCS won the D-I A-AA girls title last spring.

Soddy Daisy Marquee Match: The best match of the day was at No.
1 singles in the girls match as Soddy Daisy's Olivia Crawley edged the Bears' Katrina Saskova, 8-5.

Next Match: Thurs. 3-13 Walker Valley vs. Soddy Daisy (at Middle Valley)

Baylor-CCS:  At No.1 singles, UTC bound Samantha Caswell (Baylor) stopped Hannah Henry, 6-1, 6-0, while Chad Woodham (Baylor) def. Joe Sliger, 6-0, 6-1


Soddy Daisy Boys 7, Bradley Central 2
Singles
Seth Stewart (SD) def Austin Halladay 8-1
John Brown (BC) def. Chris Tindall, 8-6
Ben Bates (SD) def. Logan Cox, 8-3
Micah Climer (SD) def. Stephen May, 8-3
Andrew Holladay (SD) def. Ethan Hamilton, 8-0
Luke Clayton (BC) def. Sean Whalen, 8-6

Doubles
Stewart/Tindall (SD) def. Halladay/Brown, 8-5
Bates/Climer (SD) def. Cox/May, 8-1
Holladay/Robert Sneed (SD) def. Hurz/Campbell, 8-0
Records: SD (1-0), BC (0-1)
 
Soddy Daisy Girls 9, Bradley Central 0
Singles
Olivia Crawley (SD) def. Katrina Saskova, 8-5
Chloe Mitchell (SD) def. Rachal Garrett, 8-0
Abigail Ellis (SD) def. Emmie Beavers, 8-0
Katelynn Coyner (SD) def. Tori Roderick, 8-3
Kacey Stephens (SD) def. Megan Beavers, 8-3
Shelby Noe (SD) def. Haylee Pell, 8-1

Doubles
Mitchell/Ellis (SD) def. Saskova/Garrett, 8-0
Crawley/Stephens (SD) def. Roderick/Pell, 8-2
Coyner/Noe (SD) def. Beavers/Beavers, 8-6

records: SD (1-0), Bradley Central (0-1)

Baylor Girls 9, CCS 0

Singles

Samantha Caswell (Bay) def. Hannah Henry, 6-1, 6-0

Harper Caswell (Bay) def. Caroline Redberg, 6-0, 6-1

Maggie Crumbliss (Bay) def. Emmie Cornell, 6-0, 6-0

McCall Morgan (Bay) def. Roo Rogers, 6-0, 6-0

Drew Haskins (Bay) def. Sarah Smith, 6-0, 6-0

Ashton Jenne (B) def. Lizzy Hoffecker 6-0, 6-1

Doubles:

S. Caswell/Morgan (B) def. Henry/Redberg 8-1

H. Caswell/Jenne (B) def. Cornell/Smith 8-1

Hawkins/Jenne (B) def. Rogers/Smith 8-0

Baylor Boys 9, CCS 0

Singles

Chad Woodham (Bay) def. Joe Sliger, 6-0, 6-1

Cooper Long (Bay) def. Nick Baxendell, 6-0,6-0

Stewie Austin (Bay) def. Will French, 6-3, 6-1

Barrett Shock (Bay) Rett Bryant, 6-0, 6-0

Ethan Palisoc (Bay) def. Tommy Howell, 6-0, 6-0

Alec Kadrie (Bay) def. Addison Turner, 6-0, 6-0

Doubles:

Mandic-Long (Bay) def. Sliger-Baxendell, 8-2

Gray-Shock (Bay) def. French-Howell, 8-1

Woodham-Kadrie (Bay) def. Bryant-Turner, 8-1

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