LC netters split with Mercer

Published 10:41 am Thursday, March 28, 2019

Lincoln County split with Mercer County Tuesday in a boy/girl tennis doubleheader at Harrodsburg.

The Patriot netters scored a decisive win on the road, shutting down the host Titans 8-1. But it was the Lady Titans winning big in the girls match as they blanked the Lady Patriots 5-0.

Kade Bandura and Baylor Mattingly posted shutouts in their wins for Lincoln, with Bandura winning 6-0 over Mercer’s Jake Becknell at two and Mattingly beating John Hayslett 6-0 at six.

Carter Story, playing as Lincoln’s top singles seed, won 6-4 against Mercer’s Bryson Marcum. Colin Green also won 6-4 in his match at four, beating Jonah Lewis.

Gavin Fowler rounded out Lincoln’s singles wins with a 6-1 victory at five against Nicholas Walden.

Story and Bandura had little trouble with Marcum and Becknell in the top-seeded doubles match, winning 6-2.

However, Mercer teams would seriously challenge Lincoln in the two- and three-seeded matches before bowing to the visitors, with the outcome in both decided by tiebreaker.

Amon and Green won 7-6 in a 7-2 tiebreaker over Camden Moseley and Lewis at two and William Hawkins and Caydunn Randall edged out Kobie Wessley and Walden in a 7-5 tiebreaker at three.

Lincoln’s only loss in the match came at the three seed in singles as Amon was defeated 6-1 by Moseley.

Girls results were unavailable.

Complete results from the boys match follow:

Lincoln at Mercer Co.

Boys
Lincoln (LC) 8, Mercer (MC) 1

Singles
No. 1 – Carter Story (LC) def. Bryson Marcum (MC) 6-4; No. 2 – Kade Bandura (LC) def. Jake Becknell (MC) 6-0; No. 3 – Camden Moseley (MC) def. Lee Amon (LC) 6-1; No. 4 – Colin Green (LC) def. Jonah Lewis (MC) 6-4; No. 5 – Gavin Fowler (LC) def. Nicholas Walden (MC) 6-1; No. 6 – Baylor Mattingly (LC) def. John Hayslett (MC) 6-0.

Doubles
No. 1 – Story/Bandura (LC) def. Marcum/Becknell (MC) 6-2; No. 2 – Amon/Green (LC) def. Moseley/Lewis (MC) 7-6 (7-2); No. 3 – William Hawkins/Caydunn Randall (LC) def. Walden/Kobie Wessley (MC) 7-6 (7-5).