After celebrating their recent victory over Calvary in the 3A Region tennis tournament just a few days ago, the Bryan County High tennis squad didn’t have much practice time before they had to load up the bus and head to the boys' state tournament on April 22.
The Redskins didn’t make much racket on the court, as they were seeded against a very talented Bacon County team loaded with experienced seniors. Bacon County defeated the Redskin netters solidly as they swept the days matches to give them the overall victory. Bryan County did not go down easily thought. They won some sets throughout the match, but those wins were just too few and far between to bring home the trophy. Redskin Coach Karen Lynn summed it up, saying "Our guys didn’t really play that poorly, they were just up against some very stiff competition. Bacon County has a very solid tennis program and some very talented tennis players, and many of them were seniors who had valuable playing experience in these situations. I am proud of the effort my guys gave and I look forward to having these players back next year." The scoring for the Redskin team went as listed. David Cook (1-6, 1-6). Cody Gunter (1-6, 2-6), Derek Tucker (1-6,0-6). In the doubles category: Michael Kennedy and Kenny Hagans went (1-6, 2-6). Jeremy Ennis and Justin Temple finished (0-6,0-6) for Bryan County.
- by Tim Traywick