2007-03-14 / School & Sports

MCHS girls' tennis team improving

(Front row, L-R) LeAndra Kelley, Deanna O'Berry, Brittney O'Berry, Kayla Calhoun, Paige Godfrey, Tarah Sloan; (back row) Courtney Brownlee, Renee Simmons, Christina Tabb, Erika Rigsby, Leana Barwick, Ashley Josey, Amber Espinoza, and Coach Amy Thomas (Front row, L-R) LeAndra Kelley, Deanna O'Berry, Brittney O'Berry, Kayla Calhoun, Paige Godfrey, Tarah Sloan; (back row) Courtney Brownlee, Renee Simmons, Christina Tabb, Erika Rigsby, Leana Barwick, Ashley Josey, Amber Espinoza, and Coach Amy Thomas The Miller County girls' tennis team continues its season with one huge win over Early County and heartbreaking losses to Seminole County and Pelham.

On February 26, the girls crushed the Bobcats in a 5-0 victory. Kayla Calhoun won her single's match with a score of (6-2), (7-5). MCHS doubles' teams also dominated that day. Brittney O'Berry and Erika Rigsby (7- 6), (6-2) and Christina Tabb and Courtney Brownlee (6- 1),(6-2) proved too much for the Lady Bobcats to handle.

Unfortunately for the Lady Pirates, the tides turned on February 27. In a disappointing 5-0 game score, the ladies gave it their all in each match, but fell short of the win. Another setback awaited the Lady Pirates on March 5 as they fell to the Pelham Hornets. This time the score was 1-4. Kayla Calhoun won her match (10- 7). On March 8, the ladies traveled to Seminole for a rematch, but once again met defeat.

The Lady Pirates remain optimistic about the remainder of their season. "This team has so much potential. They give me everything they've got each time they step out on the court," says Coach Thomas.

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