Seegraves Etches Her Name in Mohawk Tennis Record Books

Thursday, September 7, 2017
Emilee Seegraves (left) shortly after setting the new school records
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The Piggott Mohawk tennis teams were in action last week, although one of their conference opponents was forced to reschedule. On Monday, Aug. 28, the Tribe took on Marked Tree in boys and girls action, posting the sweep. The following day they split with Paragould and swept Corning, as senior standout Emilee Seegraves set two school records.

The Mohawks and the Indians met at Jonesboro with the girls notching a 4-2 win while the boys cruised 4-0.

The Lady Mohawks got singles wins from Seegraves, Georgina Bautista and Ashley Grissom, while the doubles team of Brooke Roberts and Maggie Williams was also victorious. Meanwhile, the doubles teams of Erin Dixon and Shi Higdon and Candace Hackworth and Alexis Russell dropped their sets.

Getting singles wins for the boys team were Brier Staples and Kaleb Chadwell, while the doubles teams of Josh Lyman and Carrington McDaniel and Cooper Harris and Michael Palmer also took their matches.

The Mohawks were also scheduled to take on Newport, but was forced to postpone after a death in the family of the Greyhound coach.

The following day the Mohawks returned to Jonesboro for a tri-match with Paragould and Corning. On the day the girls team split with the Rams and swept the Lady Bobcats, whle the boys team took both matches to remain undefeated.

In singles play Seegraves posted a win over Madi Wood, 6-2, a player who had qualified for the 5A state tournament last year. With the win Seegraves sets the new mark for most matches played at 100 and the most singles win in a career with 67. She then turned around and beat Janna Brittingham 4-0 to help insure the win. Also posting a singles win was Grissom, while Higdon came up short in her match.

In doubles play for the girls the Lady Rams took 4 of 6, with Destini Chase and Dixon combining for one win while Grissom and Dixon combined for the other. Dropping their doubles matches were Brooke Roberts and Williams; Higdon and Grissom and Dixon and Alexis Russell.

The boys took the set with Paragould 5-2, with only one singles match as Chadwell fell to Sam Cook. In doubles play Lyman and McDaniel taking two sets; Harris and Palmer took two of three and Staples and Chadwell fell in their doubles match to set the final score.

In action against Corning the Lady Mohawks swept the day, all in singles play, with wins by Chase, Brooke Roberts and Williams. Meanwhile, the boys split in singles play, with Staples falling to Clint Hovis, while Palmer beat Brydon Hewett in the other. As for Lyman and McDaniel, they rolled over Lucas Barajas and Seth George 6-0.

With the wins the boys team extends their season record to 6-0-1 while the Lady Mohawks now stand at 4-1-2 overall.

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