NHS tennis edged by Thomas Jefferson

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Nevada Daily Mail

The Nevada High School girls' tennis team opened the season with matches against Carl Junction High School and Thomas Jefferson Independent Day School.

Nevada fell to Thomas Jefferson 5-4 Monday afternoon.

Matt Resnick/Nevada Daily Mail/ Nevada High School senior, Megan Payne, blasts a serve Monday afternoon in her match against Thomas Jefferson's Lia Wu. The temperature on the court during Monday's match was well over 100 degrees, according to head coach Samantha Short.

In singles play, Megan Payne prevailed over Lia Wu 6-4.

At No. 2, Sydnie Baker fell to Sarah Wilson 6-0.

At No. 3, Ellie Pruitt lost to Charlotte Newman 6-1.

Matt Resnick/ Nevada Daily Mail/ Nevada High School Freshman tennis player Emma Cheaney.

Freshman Emma Cheaney went to a tiebreaker and pulled out the victory for Nevada in her match against Emily Miller 6-6 (7-5).

Courtney Smith tumbled to Katie Kolezun 6-1.

At No. 6 singles, Jaiden Cherry rolled over Imogen Eads 6-1.

Matt Resnick/Daily Mail/ Nevada High School freshman, Emma Cheaney, sizes up the ball before a serve Monday afternoon. Cheaney prevailed in her singles matchup against Emily Miller, 6-6 (7-5).

In doubles, the Tigers' team of Payne/Pruitt squeezed out the victory over Wu/Wilson 6-4.

Newman/Miller edged Baker/Smith 6-4.

The team of Cherry/Cheaney dropped a 6-3 decision to Eads/Kolezun.

"We had some very close matches," noted Nevada Coach Samantha Short. "Cheaney won her match in a tie-breaker and Payne came back to win hers also. This was a close one."

Carl Junction match

Nevada had a tougher time of it with a strong Carl Junction team, getting blanked 9-0.

Payne lost to Kenzie Kuydendall 6-1.

Baker fell to Kaylie Hawkins 6-1.

Cheaney tumbled to Anna Adrian 6-1.

Maggie Long dropped a 6-1 setback to Hailey Gilbreath.

Katherine Pruitt was shut out by Alexis Deines 6-0.

Kaitlyn Hogan was blanked by Chase Boyd 6-0.

In doubles, the team of Payne/Baker lost to Kuydendall/Hakins 6-2.

Cheaney/Long were edged by Adrian/Gilbreath 6-3.

Pruitt/Hogan succumbed to Deines/Boyd 6-1.

Monett match postponed

NHS faced Monett High School at home Tuesday, however, results from the match were not official due to lightning ending the things early.

Short said she was unsure at this point if the match will be finished at a later date.

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