McCallie Netters Stop Baylor, 5-2

Claim D-II Middle/East Region

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - by B.B. Branton

Prior to today’s McCallie-Baylor tennis match, the last time McCallie had won the D-II Middle/East Region was in 2008 when current senior Luke Orthner was in the sixth grade.

Today, the host Blue Tornado (9-1, 3-0) defeated Baylor, 5-2 and coupled with a 4-3 win against MBA April 10, McCallie wins the Middle/East Region.

Baylor hosts MBA Thursday in a match to determine second and third in the region.


Doubles Point: McCallie won two of three doubles matches to claim the doubles team point and then won four of six singles.

McCallie’s Cody Gubin defeated Marko Mandic, 6-1, 3-6, 6-4 at No.1 singles, while Mandic-Jack Gray (Baylor) defeated Gubin-Turner Voges, 8-2, at No. 1 doubles.

"It was a big lift for our players to win the doubles point heading into singles," said McCallie coach Eric Voges who saw his players win first sets in five of the six singles matches and win three of four singles matches in straight sets.

"This win gives us the region title for the first time since 2008 and I feel to finish first is important for our players."

D-II Region Singles and Doubles: the individual tournament will be held Friday and Saturday with the top five in singles and doubles advancing to the state tournament May 22-23 in Murfreesboro.

 

McCallie 5, Baylor 2

Singles

1 Cody Gubin (McC) def.  Marko Mandic, 6-1, 3-6, 6-4

2 Turner Voges (McC) def. Jack Gray, 6-2, 6-3

3  Chad Woodham (Bay) def. Luke Orthner, 5-7, 6-0, 10-6

4 Cooper Long (Bay) def. Carter Eaves, 6-3, 6-1

5 Taylor Burgan (McC) def. Alec Kadrie, 6-4, 6-4

6 Conner O’Brien (McC) def. Stewie Austin, 6-4, 6-1

Doubles

Marko Mandic-Jack Gray (Bay) def. Cody Gubin-Turner Voges, 8-2

Luke Orthner-Carter Eaves (McC) def. Chad Woodham-Stewie Austin, 8-4

Conner O’Brien-Taylor Burgan (McC) def. Barrett Shock-Cooper Long, 9-8

Records: McCallie (9-1, 3-0)

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


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