NHS tennis to resume match against Monett, falls to Warrensburg

Friday, August 29, 2014
Matt Resnick/Daily Mail/ NHS junior varsity No. 2 Maggie Long serves the ball during her doubles match.

Nevada's tennis match with Monett ended early due to lightening. The match will be made up on 4:30 p.m., Friday, Sep. 19 at Nevada.

The Tigers had the better of it, winning four matches of the seventh that got played.

"We were playing pretty well," NHS head coach Samantha Short said of the postponed match."

Matt Resnick/Daily Mail/ Nevada High School tennis player Jaiden Cherry (left), looks to return a serve in a doubles match Thursday afternoon against Warrensburg High School

In No. 1 singles, Megan Payne nipped Lauren Bass, 7-6, to get NHS off to a strong start.

Sydney Baker, at No. 2, was blanked by Hannah Pitts, 7-0.

Ellie Pruitt was edged by Katherine Tinklepaugh, 8-5.

Emma Cheaney turned back Meghan Gaines, 5-3.

Numbers 5 and 6, with Courtney smith vs. Saloni Patel, and Jaiden Cherry vs. Madison Barnes, were unable to play.

In doubles, the team of Payne and Pruitt dominated Bass/Tinklepaugh, 8-2.

Baker/Smith dropped an 8-4 decision to Pitts/Patel.

At No. 3 doubles, Cheaney and Cherry zipped past Gaines/Barnes.

Short said Cheaney has played well to this point.

"Emma has really done a nice job," Short said. "She came back (against Monett opponent), and she is ahead of her 5-3.

Warrensburg Match

Nevada fell to Warrensburg High School 9-0, Thursday at home.

In No. 1 singles, Payne lost to Makayla Wells, 8-1.

No. 2, Baker, was defeated by Rachel Lindquist, 8-0.

Pruitt, lost to Hally Pointek, 8-1.

Cheaney was defeated by Anna Mori, 8-2.

Smith was beaten by Meredith Houk, 8-2.

Cherry was derailed by Megan Herzog, 8-2.

In doubles, Payne and Pruitt were defeated by Wells and Lindquist, 8-0.

Baker and Smith lost to Pointek/Mori, 8-0.

The tandem of Houk and Herzog, got the better of Cheaney and Cherry, 8-2.

On Sep. 4, Nevada will travel to Kansas City to face conference opponent Center High School. The match is scheduled to start at 4:30 p.m.

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