CPA Tennis earns 6-0 shut out over Colleton County
by The Press and Standard | September 5, 2018 5:00 pm
Last Updated: September 5, 2018 at 8:08 am
By CINDY CROSBY
The Colleton Prep Tennis team went 2-0 last week, earning a 5-1 win over Barnwell High School and a 6-0 shut-out victory over Colleton County High School.
“I didn’t feel as though the girls were as focused against Barnwell High School as they were in their first match,” said Coach Becky Hooker. “They did what they needed to do, but I think they are capable of playing much better. We had a few distractions that gave us a late start, so I’m not sure if that had something to do with it, but all in all, we were once again the more consistent and experienced team. Makayla Odum played in her first varsity match, and although she and Gracie lost their doubles, I was very proud of them. They worked through some nerves and inexperience to have a stronger second set.
“Against Colleton County, we came out much more focused than they did in their match earlier in the week,” said Hooker. “I was very pleased with their play. Meredith and Becca were really being aggressive and going for their shots, which will serve them well as we prepare to play Beaufort Academy next week. Riana had a very competitive match at No. 2 and was able to make her shots when she needed to for the win. Kaylee and Sidney both played very consistent tennis and kept the ball in play well. Gracie and Ann Hatcher played well together at doubles, giving Ann Hatcher her first-ever varsity win. Gracie has really stepped up this week helping the younger players. I am proud of how the girls are coming together as a team.”
Colleton Prep was scheduled to host Beaufort Academy on Tuesday Sept. 4 and travel to Barnwell High School on Wednesday Sept. 5.
CPA – 5, Barnwell High School – 1 (8/27/18)
#1 Meredith Ware (CPA) def. Caroline Greene (BHS) 6-0, 6-0
#2 Riana Bailey (CPA) def. Lexi Thomason (BHS) 6-1, 6-2
#3 Becca Martin (CPA) def Crissa Thomason (BHS) 6-2, 6-2
#4 Sidney Bailey (CPA) def Emaleigh Henderson (BHS) 6-3, 6-3
#5 Kaylee Spears (CPA) def Logan Hutto (BHS) 6-0, 6-1
#2 Cynthia SMalls/ Destiny Marshall (BHS) def Gracie Bishop/ Makayla Odum 6-0, 6-3
CPA – 6, Colleton County – 0
CPA at CHHS Girls’ Tennis (8/29/18)
#1 Meredith Ware (CPA) def Emma Kate Bell (CCHS) 6-0, 6-0
#2 Riana Bailey (CPA) def Megan Dewitt (CCHS) 7-5, 6-2
#3 Becca Martin (CPA) def Kendall Bell (CCHS) 6-2, 6-0
#4 Sidney Bailey (CPA) def Abigail Lee (CCHS) 6-1, 6-4
#5 Kaylee Spears (CPA) def Rush Blackshear (CCHS) 6-2, 6-3
#2 Gracie Bishop/ Ann Hatcher White (CPA) def Lov’ea Goodwin / Cooper Corbett 6-4, 6-3