Pat netters improve to 3-0

Published 12:11 pm Thursday, March 21, 2019

The Lincoln County Patriot tennis team racked up road wins over Pulaski County and Garrard County to move to 3-0 on the new season.

The Patriots edged Pulaski 3-2 Monday at Somerset then turned around to top Garrard 7-2 Tuesday at Lancaster.

Pulaski held the advantage in singles play, going up 2-1 over Lincoln. Baylor Mattingly, playing at the two seed for the Patriots, netted the lone singles victory with a 7-5 win over Kasen Cundiff.

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The Patriots flirted at victory in singles at the three seed as Caydunn Randall challenged the Maroons’ Alex Rodriguez to a 6-6 tie. Rodriguez outlasted Randall, though, taking the tiebreaker 7-2.

Lincoln would clinch the match win with a sweep in doubles play. Carter Story and Kade Bandura, Lincoln’s top doubles team, beat Pulaski’s top-seeded team of Ethan Carter and Zach Carter 8-5 to even the match at 2-all. Lee Amon and Colin Green delivered an 8-2 win for Lincoln at the two seed to earn the Patriots the match. Amon and Green defeated Pulaski’s Adam Reynolds and Hayden Williams.

The Patriot tennis team had plenty to celebrate Tuesday at Garrard by winning seven of the nine matches on the courts.

Bandura, Amon and Gavin Fowler all posted 6-2 wins in singles play and Amon and Green partnered up for a 6-2 doubles win. Bandura earned his win over Garrard’s John Tuttle at two, Amon defeated Luke Alford at three and Fowler topped Tyler Ray at five. Amon and Green took their win at the two seed in doubles, besting Garrard’s Connor Frederick and Sean Brunelle.

All of the Patriots other wins were decided by a score of 6-1. In singles play, Green beat Jacob Norsworthy at four and Mattingly defeated Scott Cary at six. The doubles team of Story and Bandura earned the other 6-1 win at the one seed in doubles, besting Alford and Norsworthy.

Both the Pulaski and Garrard matches were boy/girl doubleheaders, with the Lady Patriot netters also taking the courts.

Lincoln (2-1) sustained its first loss Monday at Pulaski, falling 1-4. The Lady Patriots reversed their fortune and the score on Tuesday by topping Garrard 4-1.

Alyea Towle, playing at the two seed in singles, scored Lincoln’s lone victory in the Pulaski match. She beat Shaylin Estes 6-3.

Towle had several of her teammates joining her in the win column in Tuesday’s win at Garrard, with Towle, Grace Muse and the doubles teams of Raelyn Amon/Kaitlynn Wilks and Abby Hale/Emily Byrd all claiming victories.

Towle blanked Garrard’s Annalee Wilson 8-0 at the two seed and Muse won 8-3 over Madison Neeley at three. In doubles play, Amon and Wilks defeated Emily Gettler and Malory Watkins 9-7 at one and Hale and Byrd won 8-5 over Morgan Day and Sydney Arnold at two.

Complete results from the matches follow:

Monday, March 18
Lincoln at Pulaski Co.

Lincoln (LC) 3, Pulaski (PC) 2

No. 1 – Jackson Martin (PC) def. Gavin Fowler (LC) 8-0; No. 2 – Baylor Mattingly (LC) def. Kasen Cundiff (PC) 7-5; No. 3 – Alex Rodriguez (PC) def. Caydunn Randall (LC) 7-6 (7-2).

No. 1 – Carter Story/Kade Bandura (LC) def. Ethan Carter/Zach Carter (PC) 8-5; No. 2 – Lee Amon/Colin Green (LC) def. Adam Reynolds/Hayden Williams (PC) 8-2.

Lincoln (LC) 1, Pulaski (PC) 4

No. 1 – Emma Calfee (PC) def. Savanna Smith (LC) 8-2; No. 2 – Alyea Towle (LC) def. Shaylin Estes (PC) 6-3.

No. 1 – Laila Cook/Jamilyn Weaver (PC) def. Raelyn Amon/Kaitlynn Wilks (LC) 8-2; No. 2 – Catherine Cook/Macey Hudson (PC) def. Abby Hale/Grace Muse (LC) 6-2; No. 3 – Sydney Atwell/Morgan Rowe (PC) def. Emily Byrd/Maddison Caudill (LC) 6-3.

Tuesday, March 19
Lincoln at Garrard Co.

Lincoln (LC) 7, Garrard (GC) 2

No. 1 – Stevie Morgeson (GC) def. Carter Story (LC) 6-3; No. 2 – Kade Bandura (LC) def. John Tuttle (GC) 6-2; No. 3 – Lee Amon (LC) def. Luke Alford (GC) 6-2; No. 4 – Colin Green (LC) def. Jacob Norsworthy (GC) 6-1; No. 5 – Gavin Fowler (LC) def. Tyler Ray (GC) 6-2; No 6 – Baylor Mattingly (LC) def. Scott Cary (GC) 6-1.

No. 1 – Carter Story/Kade Bandura (LC) def. Luke Alford/Jacob Norsworthy (GC) 6-1; No. 2 – Lee Amon/Colin Green (LC) def. Connor Frederick/Sean Brunelle (GC) 6-2; No. 3 – Stevie Morgeson/John Tuttle (GC) def. William Hawkins/Caydunn Randall (LC) 6-1.

Lincoln (LC) 4, Garrard (GC) 1

No. 1 – Courtney Gettler (GC) def. Savanna Smith (LC) 8-5; No. 2 – Alyea Towle (LC) def. Annalee Wilson (GC) 8-0; No. 3 – Grace Muse (LC) def. Madison Neeley (GC) 8-3.

No. 1 – Raelyn Amon/Kaitlynn Wilks (LC) def. Emily Gettler/Malory Watkins (GC) 9-7; No. 2 – Abby Hale/Emily Byrd (LC) def. Morgan Day/Sydney Arnold (GC) 8-5.