Hixson Sweeps Tennis Matches

Friday, March 21, 2014

The Hixson boys tennis team remains unbeaten Thursday after a 9-0 win against Chattanooga Central, while the Hixson girls improved to 1-2 with a 9-0 win also against Central in District 6 A-AA matches.

Friday Night Under the Lights: Hixson hosts Signal Mountain tonight at 6 p.m. at the Hixson Racquet Club.

Hixson Boys 9, Chattanooga Central 0

Singles:
Richard Vuong (H) def. Brett Kranske 8-0
Kevin Nguyen (H) def.
Riley Hicks 8-0
Rivers DeFriese (H) def. Kylan Harrison 8-4
Ethan Gossett (H) def. Phillip Bonnington 8-2
Angel Salinas (H) def. Aaron Garrison 8-0
Landon Goforth (H) def. Corey Little 8-0

Doubles:
DeFriese/Gossett (H) def. Kranske/Harrison 8-2
Vuong/Salinas (H) def. Hicks/Bonnington 8-1
Nguyen/Goforth (H) def. Garrison/Little 8-0

Hixson Boys Record:  3-0 (Overall); 1-0 (District 6-A/AA)

Hixson Girls 9, Chattanooga Central 0

Singles:
Michelle Phillips (H) def. Alex Bonner 8-4
Caylee Gossett (H) def. Emily Lyles 8-1
Maggie Ozborn (H) def. Casey Jennings 6-0, Retired
Kinsey Woods (H) def. Alexia Barnes 8-0
Aimee Hebert (H) def. Caitlyn Clark 8-1
Corynne Schannuth (H)  won by default

Doubles:
Haylee Gossett/Woods (H) def. Bonner/Clark 8-1
Emily Davis/Hebert (H) def. Lyles/Barnes 8-3
Phillips/Ozborn (H) won by default

Hixson Girls Record:  1-2 (Overall); 1-0 (District 6-A/AA)

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