The girls’ tennis team at Bryan County High School picked up another win on Thursday, downing Bradwell Institute 5-0.
Vivian Moultrie won her No. 1 single’s match 6-0, 6-0; Keyvona Moultrie won in No. 2 singles, 6-0, 6-0; and No. 3 singles player Alexis Sapp won by tie breaker.
In doubles, the Lady Redskins’ No. 1 team of Melissa Cambpell and Alana Walker won 6-1, 6-0; and the No. 2 doubles combination of Cassidy Williams and Laine Christian won 6-1, 6-0.
In boys’ tennis, the Redskins fell to the Tigers, 5-0.
BCHS girls look ahead
Bryan County High School girls’ basketball coach Mario Mincey looked on the bright side after his team’s 65-44 loss to Putnam County last week in the first round of the state Class AA playoffs.
“We were able to battle back within six points with a little over four minutes left,” Mincey said. “(But) senior Rita Ivey fouled out shortly after that and we just could not hit shots down the stretch.”
That, combined with a run by Putnam spelled the end for the Lady Redskins.
“Their size and experience posted a problem for us all game long and is a big part of why they are 25-2 on the season,” said Mincey, who has had his share of success at BCHS.
As for his team, “I am really proud of this team, being that we only have two seniors on a 15-girl roster and they were able to make it the state playoffs,” Mincey said.
Those seniors, Ivey and Kolbie Graves, “will be missed,” he added.
“They have had great careers here at Bryan County High with three state playoff appearances and one region title.”
Like many good coaches, Mincey is already thinking about next season.
“We look to possibly return 14 girls from this year’s varsity squad,” he said. “We have a few junior varsity and middle school players that could see time in some varsity situations next year as well. We will try to make it to the state playoffs for the fifth time in six years and hopefully advance a little further as well. And I am truly blessed to have a good coaching staff with Cindy Bennett and Cassandra Donaldson, and kids who are prepared to work hard next season.”
— Staff report