#2 Doubles Provide Only Close Match in Raider Loss to Hanna
Lady Raiders Tennis’s #2 Doubles, Bailey Rush and Moriah Campbell, came close to providing the Raiders their only win against Region #1 Hanna but fell two points short 4-6, 6-4, 9-11. The girls held a lead in the tiebreak but allowed Hanna’s Bri Stephens and Abby McGregor to come back to tie the deciding tiebreak at 9-9. The Raiders then dropped two straight. “Our girls have played fantastic tennis for the last two weeks. Bailey has really improved her game, and Moriah found a burst of determination and will after our last loss to Hanna that has really upped her performance,” Raider Coach David Corley said.
The Raiders’ #3 and 4, sisters Brittany and Kathleen Horner, and #5 Ellen Young played strong first sets but fell behind in their second sets. “There was a moment where we were up in three matches,” Corley said. “Tonight is our strongest showing against Hanna, so we feel good about our improvement.”
#1 Sara Kalyn Croker (0-6, 0-6) V. Ivey Welborn
#2 Rebecca Corley (0-6, 0-6) V. Katie Loudermilk
#3 Brittany Horner (3-6, 1-6) V. Lauren Anderson
#4 Kathleen Horner (4-6, 0-6) V. Claire Counts
#1 Doubles Croker and Corley (0-8) V. Welborn and Loudermilk
The Raiders play their final home match against JL Mann Tuesday at the Laurens City Courts. Tuesday is Senior Night; the Raiders will honor senior Rebecca Corley and her favorite teacher at 4:30 before the 5:00 p.m. match.
Contributed by Coach Corley