Frankfort High’s and Western Hills’ tennis teams battled against each other Monday with WHHS winning both matches.
The Wolverines picked up a 4-1 victory and the Lady Wolverines came away with a 5-0 win.
WHHS boys have 16 players on the team, a number that is up from last year. With the win the Wolverines improved to 3-0 on the season
“We have a lot of new kids and they’re doing really well so we’re glad to see the program continuing to grow,” WHHS boys tennis assistant coach Cate Collett said.
FHS, now 0-2, has nine players with six returners and three newcomers.
“This is a good year for us; we’re looking to do well in our region,” FHS boys tennis coach Singer Buchanan said. “The goal is always to win what I call the big three (Franklin County, Western Hills and Anderson County) at home. We’ll see how we do.”
The Lady Wolverines have 22 individuals on the team and improved to 3-0.
“That’s a lot of players,” WHHS girls tennis coach Travis Trent said. “Our top two singles players are in seventh grade. Our best two players (Nancy Collett and Grace Neal) are our No.1 doubles team and our goal is to get them seeded in the top four at region.”
The Lady Panthers, who were playing in their first match of the season, begin the season with nine players.
“We have some new but we have some experience,” FHS girls tennis coach Cindy Bramble said. “We have four that have been playing a couple of years so that’s going to help us. Even our new girls are strong; I feel this is going to be the future.”
BOYS: Western Hills def. Frankfort 4-1
No. 1 Singles: Palmer Collett (WH) def. Sam Midkiff 6-1, 6-2
No. 2 Singles: Myles Stumbo (FH) def. Preston McDavid 6-0, 6-1
No. 3 Singles: Eduardo Benavides (WH) def. Alex Luther 6-1, 6-1
No. 1 Doubles: McCoy Patrick/Nick Wooldridge (WH) def. Mark Bryan/Gage Miller 6-4, 6-4
No. 2 Doubles: Hayden Northcutt/Bradley Hughes (WH) def. Alex Aossey/Dylan Glasgow 7-6, 6-3
GIRLS: Western Hills def. Frankfort 5-0
No. 1 Singles: Grace Trent (WH) def. Caroline Bramble 6-2, 7-5
No. 2 Singles: Hannah Neal (WH) def. Grace Yocum 6-1, 6-2
No. 3 Singles: Courtney Smith (WH) def. Kristina Avery 6-1, 6-1
No. 1 Doubles: Nancy Collett/Grace Neal (WH) def. Jazmine Satterly/McKenzie Satterly 6-0, 6-0
No. 2 Doubles: Sarah Arnett/Ericka Bailey (WH) def. Ella Abney/Chantal Williams 6-2,6-0