Season Winds Down for Mohawk Tennis Teams

Thursday, October 10, 2013
The doubles team of Trevor Grubb (left) and Will Jett in action Monday against Corning. (photo courtesy Frank Staples Photography)

The Mohawk tennis teams had a busy week, as they wind down to post-season play. Both the boys and girls took part in a quad-match at Jonesboro last Monday, Sept. 30, the girls hosted Caruthersville last Thursday and both squads played host to Corning on Monday. Through it all the girls continue to have a rocky season, while the boys are still unbeaten in conference play. Both squads are scheduled to play in their district tournament at Jonesboro this Thursday, Oct. 10.

Lady Mohawks

The girl's team took two of three at a quad-match at Jonesboro last week, beating Earle 6-0, Harrisburg 3-2 and falling to Harding Academy 4-1.

In singles play against the Earle Bulldogs, Katelynn Woodard, Hannah Wagster, Alex McDaniel and Jillian Noles all posted easy wins. Meanwhile, the doubles teams of Sadie Sawyers and Meghan Woodard took their set as did the team of Madison Crittenden and Kourtney Chadwell.

Meanwhile, against Harrisburg Woodard and Wagster won their singles matches, while McDaniel and Noles took their doubles set. Dropping doubles games were Sawyers and Meghan Woodard and Crittenden and Chadwell.

But, in play against Harding Academy the only singles winner was Sawyers, while Katelynn Woodard and Wagster dropped their sets. Harding Academy also swept doubles play, with wins over Sawyers and Meghan Woodard and Crittenden and Noles.

Caruthersville Game

The Lady Mohawks wore pink in their non-conference match with Caruthersville on Thursday, Oct. 3, but fell to the visiting Tigers 4-8. The squads also used pink tennis balls, in recognition of the start of October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Taking singles wins for the Tribe were Katelynn Woodard, Sawyers and Chadwell while Wagster, Sawyers, Chadwell and Noles all dropped sets. In doubles play the team of Noles and Chadwell got a win, while Woodard and Wagster and Wagster and Sawyers fell in their matches.

Corning Game

On Monday, Oct. 7, the Lady Mohawks hosted Corning and fell by a single game, 5-4. The two teams split in singles play, with Katelynn Woodard winning her match and Wagster falling in hers.

In doubles play it was 4-3 Corning with Mohawk wins by Sawyers and Katelynn Woodard, Crittenden and Chadwell and McDaniel and Noles. Meanwhile, Katelynn Woodard and Wagster fell in another set, as did Wagster and Sawyers, Crittenden and Chadwell and McDaniel and Noles.

With the loss the Lady Mohawks extend their conference record to 2-5-1.

Mohawk Boys Team

Meanwhile, the boys team continued to roll last week and posted wins over Earle (6-1), Harrisburg (7-0) and Harding Academy (3-0). Monday they kept the unbeaten streak alive with a 6-0 win over Corning.

Quad-Match

The Mohawks faced Earle, Harrisburg and Harding Academy at last week's quad-match at Jonesboro and swept the day.

In singles play against Earle wins were posted by Quinton Mauldin, Jacob Wellman and Gary Petago while Caleb Higgins fell in his match. Meanwhile, the Tribe swept doubles play against the Bulldogs with wins by Trevor Grubb and Will Jett, Hunter Holcomb and Terry Arriola and Dakota Burr and Beau Jett.

Getting singles wins in the sweep of Harrisburg were Mauldin, Wellman, Petago and Burr. Meanwhile, Grubb and Will Jett posted a doubles win, along with the teams of Beu Jett and Caleb Higgins and Hunter Holcomb and Teddy Arriola.

The Tribe also swept Harding Academy, with singles wins by Mauldin and Wellman and a doubles win by Trevor Grubb and Will Jett.

Corning Match

The Mohawks closed out the past week Monday, beating Corning 6-0 at the municipal courts in Piggott.

In getting the win Mauldin and Wellman posted singles wins, while doubles wins went to the teams of Grubb and Will Jett, Holcomb and Arriola, Petago and Burr and Beau Jett and Higgins.

With the wins the boys team is now 9-0 overall, and still unbeaten at 8-0 in conference play.

Both the boys and girls are slated to play in their district tournament this Thursday, Oct. 10 at Allen Park in Jonesboro. Seedings were still undetermined as of press time, but by virtue of their unbeaten conference record the boys team will be the top seed in their bracket.

Top finishers in the district will qualify for the 3A state tennis tournament, being played Oct. 21 and 22 at Burn's Park in North Little Rock.

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