By Dennis Clayton
NEW ALBANY – New Albany took another step in their march to defend their state team tennis championship as they swept West Lauderdale 7-0 on Tuesday at BNA Bank Park.
“It was a great day!” New Albany coach Warner Creekmore said. “Our players did exceptionally well. The toughest courts were Girls Doubles One and Girls Singles. Both went to tiebreakers and both pulled it out to give us the 7-0 win over West Lauderdale. Morris Kelly Clayton, Hannah Anderson and Quinshay Perkins played their season’s best today. I was so proud of the whole team and their teammates supporting one another. Great job!”
Mark Robbins continued with his dominating play in boys singles as he won 6-0, 6-0. The boys doubles teams of Michael Crotts and Parker Nail along with Trace Thompson and Christopher Shands also had impressive one-sided wins. Mixed doubles partners Darby Mills and Roberto Valadez won their match easily as well.
New Albany will face Pontotoc on Thursday in the North Half Team Tennis Championship at Pontotoc. Matches start at 4:00.
Mark Robbins def. Logan Rucks 6-0, 6-0.
Morris Kelly Clayton def. Jordan Hull 3-6, 7-6, TB 10-6.
Trace Thompson and Christopher Shands def. Daniel Smith and Reed Kasper 6-1, 6-1.
Michael Crotts and Parker Nail def. Brooks Hull and Jack Green 6-1, 6-0.
Hannah Anderson and Quinshay Perkins def. Rebecca Jackson and Rachel Sollie 6-2, 3-6, TB 10-8.
Katie Davis and Meghan Van def. Jamie Daughtery and Meagan Mallett 6-3, 6-1.
Darby Mills and Roberto Valadez def. Adam Maundey and MAegan Buchanan 6-1, 6-1.