LCHS tennis: Somerset sweeps Lincoln

Published 12:09 pm Thursday, April 11, 2019

The Lincoln County High School tennis teams did not fare well on a recent road trip to Somerset, with the host Lady Jumpers and Jumpers sweeping the match.

The Lady Patriots did pick up a win in the match, but only one as the Lady Jumpers netted a 4-1 victory. The Patriots failed to notch a win as the Jumpers blanked them 5-0.

Emily Byrd, playing at the three seed for the Lincoln girls, claimed the lone win in the match. She defeated Somerset’s Karlee Sneham 6-1.

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Alyea Towle and the doubles team of Raelyn Amon and Kaitlynn Wilks did get a couple wins in their matches before falling 8-2. Towle bowed to Somerset’s Charity Nickell in the singles one-seed match and Amon and Wilks lost to Makenzie Clouse and Devon Neely at one in doubles.

William Hawkins would be the only Patriot to win a couple games in the match. Hawkins was beaten 8-2 by Somerset’s Aryan Patel at the two seed in singles.

The Lady Patriots were shut out in a previous match at Mercer, falling 5-0.

Madison Caudill, playing at the two-seed for Lincoln, flirted with victory in her match with Mercer’s Karmen Murray by winning six games before falling 8-6.

The Lincoln tennis teams will celebrate Senior Night tonight (Thursday) as they play host to Southwestern. The match is set for a 4:45 p.m. start.

Results from the Somerset match and the girls’ match with Mercer follow:

Lincoln at Somerset

Somerset (S) 4, Lincoln (LC) 1

No. 1 – Charity Nickell (S) def. Alyea Towle (LC) 8-2; No. 2 – Olivia Stevens (S) def. Grace Muse (LC) 8-1; No. 3 – Emily Byrd (LC) def. Karlee Sneham (S) 6-1.

No. 1 – Makenzie Clouse/Devan Neely (S) def. Raelyn Amon/Kaitlynn Wilks (LC) 8-2; No. 2 – Alison Lewis/Lilli Buton (S) def. Emily Byrd/Madison Caudill (LC) 8-1.

Somerset (S) 5, Lincoln (LC) 0

No. 1 – Amin Katanbaf (S) def. Kade Bandura (LC) 8-0; No. 2 – Aryan Patel (S) def. William Hawkins (LC) 8-2; NO. 3 – Hayden Back (S) def. Caydunn Randall (LC) 6-1.

No. 1 – Jonathan Nickell/Eric DeMunbrun (S) def. Lee Amon/Colin Green (LC) 8-1; No. 2 – Jackson Horn/Matthew Satterly (S) def. Baylor Mattingly/Gavin Fowler (LC) 8-1.

Max Hever/Janard Ahmed (S) def. Logan Anderson/Anthony Peck (LC) 6-3.
Dylan Blankenship/Aieden Corder (S) def. Christian Hargis/Caydunn Randall (LC) 6-4.

Lincoln at Mercer Co.

Mercer (MC) 5, Lincoln (LC) 0

No. 1 – Rebekah Trent (MC) def. Emily Byrd (LC) 8-1; No. 2 – Karmen Murray (MC) def. Madison Caudill (LC) 8-6; No. 3 – Chloe Barnett (MC) def. Betsy Hawkins (LC) 8-0.

No. 1 – Caton/Bryant (MC) def. Raelynn Amon/Kaitlynn Wilks (LC) 8-0; No. 2 – Long/Bastin (MC) def. Grace Muse/Alyea Towle (LC) 8-2.