Minden Press-Herald

Oct 01st

Glenbrook netters complete season with 4-3 win

The Apache Netters began the season on the road with a loss to River Oaks and ended the season on the road with a win over Prairie View.

The 4-3 victory marked the second dual match win in their season of six matches.

"I have noticed much progress by several players; I believe the future of the program lies in the development of nine of the eleven team members," Glenbrook coach Wayne Orr said. "There will be two seniors next year who will provide leadership and stability, but the present group of younger players will be formidable opponents."

"My frustration with their play is evident at times; I must realize that their one or two years of experience does not equal my fifty years of tennis competition. However, their game vision is improving."

Girls' Singles - Amelia Christy's record of 5-2 at the No. 1 position has been a journey that included seasoned players and some not-so-experienced ones.

Lexie Martin, the No. 2, evened her record at 3-3. Both of these players have earned valuable experience. Christy defeated Sara Aammorosans 8-0 in a pro set; Maritn defeated Taylor Watson 6-0, 6-0.

"Points from our three singles' players and one point from our boys' doubles team gave us the season-ending victory." stated Orr.

Boys' Singles - Noah Woodard, playing the No. 1 position as well as singles, evened his record at 3-3 with an 8-1 pro set win over Chandler Freeland.

"The strategy and the mind-set of a singles' player is continuing to be a work in progress. His athletic ability and improved consistency in his ground strokes have made him a worthy opponent," added Orr.

Boys' Doubles - The team of Graham Lemoine and Parker Christy defeated Basey Wall and Tryston Shanks 6-1, 6-2.

"The vicissitude of their 'game' is reflect in their season record of 2-4. They have been forced to compete against much older and much more experienced teams as our No. 1 duo," commented Orr.

Girls' Doubles - "Our teams have struggled, have made strides of improvement, have been intimidated, but have continued to do battle," Orr said.

At No. 1 the team of Eleanor Gilbert and Madison Lemoine were defeated 6-3, 6-4 by Victoria Simmons and Leslie Spires. At the No. 2 position the duo of Bridget Cone and Abigail Gilbert were defeated 6-4, 7-6 by Taylor Gentry and Tierra Porter.

"This match was closely contested; we could not hold serve at several key times during the set as well as in the tie break. These girls are the most improved players; their desire to better their tennis strategy is evident," noted Orr.

Mixed Doubles - Quinton Martin and Catherine Willis were defeated by Molly Gregory and Hunter Binns 6-1, 6-3.

"Quinton has taken on a role that has been an experiment in learning after having been one half of the No. 1 boys' doubles. Catherine is a first-year member, but the two have attempted to combine the pluses of their games, leading to a few wins. Quinton and Noah will be expected to exhibit their senior leadership next season," express Orr.






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