Mohawk Tennis Teams Had Record Setting Season

Thursday, November 13, 2014
Freshman Emilee Seegraves of the Lady Mohawk tennis team. (courtesy photo)

The Piggott Mohawk tennis teams set a number of records en route to this year's third place finishes at state. Both the girls and boys teams, along with individual players on each, set new marks during the seasons.

Lady Mohawks

This year's girl's tennis team had a strong campaign, and broke the record for most wins in a season with 18. The old record of 16 had been set back in 2009.

As far as individual honors, Devyn Staples set a new single season record for matches played with 34, eclipsing the record set by Hillary French of 29 in the 2007 season. Staples also broke the record for matches won with 29, outdistancing French's mark of 22 in 2007.

Standout freshman Emilee Seegraves set a new record for most games won with 199, beating French's record of 191 set in 2007. And, Staples also tied another of French's records, as she notched 22 singles win to match the mark set by Hillary in 2007.

The new school record for most doubles' wins was set at 17, and shared by Sadie Sawyers and Meghan Woodard. Alex Scheffler had previously held the mark with 13 doubles wins in 2011.

In combined singles and doubles play on the season Staples finished with an outstanding 29-5 record, Seegraves was 27-6, Woodard was 25-8 and Sawyers was 20-10 overall.

Boys Team

This year's Mohawk boys' tennis team broke the single season record for most wins with 19, eclipsing the 17 victories posted in 2007. It also marked the first three-peat as District Champions by either program, as the boy's team brought home the title for the third year in a row.

In individual play for the Tribe, Carrington McDaniel broke the season record for best winning doubles percentage for matches, as he won all of his doubles matches this year and went 12-0, setting the record at 100 percent. The old record was previously held by Chad Taylor at 92.8 percent, set during the Mohawk's first tennis season back in 1993.

The combined singles and doubles won/loss record for each of the team members included McDaniel at 12-1, Jacob Wellman at 18-3, Quinton Mauldin at 15-6, Caleb Higgins at 15-4, Tyler Peters at 11-2, Kyle Allman at 8-5 and Alex Baber at 5-4.

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