DRAFFENVILLE – Marshall County’s tennis teams swept Ballard Memorial’s boys’ and girls’ teams in the first of three matches last week.
The Lady Marshals also scored a victory over Murray on Tuesday.
The Ballard match was cut short because of darkness.
Shandra Sullivan came back from a 1-4 deficit to force extra sets and get a 7-5 win over Tori Bertram.
Sullivan also won her singles match with Murray’s Tiya Muuka by an 8-5 score.
Coach Ryan Marchetti noted the significance of the girls’ victory over the Lady Tigers.
“We beat a team 5-4 that beat us 3-6 earlier in the year,” he said. “That shows how far we’ve come.”
Marchetti also singled out Adam Padgett for his 8-5 victory against Murray’s Zach Travis and the doubles duo of Noah Cox and Coleman Flentge.
“We had a great doubles win with Noah and Coleman. Even in the matches we lost, we did make runs where we won two or three games in a row.”
In the third match, Mayfield won both boys’ and girls’ contests.
Marshall County was slated to travel to Lone Oak Monday and will close regular season play with a home match against Calloway County Thursday.
Region tournament play begins on Saturday with matches at Lone Oak and Paducah Tilghman, with quarterfinal, semifinal and final play on Monday at Tilghman.
MC 5, Ballard Mem. 1 (boys)
SINGLES: Coleman Flentge (M) d. Brandon Sickling 6-1, Noah Cox (M) d. Tanner Bertram 6-1, Brandon Jones (M) d. Jon Steele 6-4, Weston Gordon (B) d. Huston Harrington 6-4
Flentge-Cox (M) d. Scott Jenkins-Steele 6-2, Jones-Harrington (M) d. Blake Stinson-Justin King 6-2
MC 3, Ballard Mem. 1 (girls)
SINGLES: Shandra Sullivan (M) d. Tori Bertram 7-5, Jeannette Capuano (M) d. Kaitlyn Newberry 6-0, Emily Jones (B) d. Miranda Ballard 6-5
DOUBLES: Sullivan-Capuano (M) d. Newberry-Jones 6-0
Murray 5, MC 2 (boys)
SINGLES: Jonny Thiede (M) d. Coleman Flentge 8-4, Brian Puckett (M) d. Noah Cox 8-3, Adam Padgett (MC) d. Zach Travis 8-5, Prashant Chakradhar (M) d. Huston Harrington 8-4, Jacob Clingermayer (M) d. Will Forbis 8-3
DOUBLES: Flentge-Cox (MC) d. Thiede-Chakradhar 8-5, (no names, M) d. Forbis-Harrington 8-0
MC 5, Murray 4 (girls)
SINGLES: Elizabeth Padgett (MC) d. Kennedy Jones 8-5, Shandra Sullivan (MC) d. Tiya Muuka 8-5, Sam Taylor (M) d. Jeanette Capuano 8-5, Aubrey Frey (MC) d. Brett Watson 8-1, Channing Foster (M) d. Emily McGee 8-4, Miranda Ballard (MC) d. Emily Kinsey 8-2
DOUBLES: Sullivan-Capuano (MC) d. Jones-Taylor 8-3, Muuka-Foster (M) d. Frey-McGee 8-5, Kinsey-Livi Rogers (M) d. Mollie Gillespie-Peyton Harris 8-6
Mayfield 6, MC 0 (boys)
SINGLES: Trey Whitnell (May) d. Adam Padgett 8-0, Dane Coles (May) d. Noah Cox 8-1, Robbie Parsons (May) d. Huston Harrington 8-0, Richard Null (May) d. Brandon Jones 9-7
DOUBLES: Whitnell-Coles (May) d. Harrington-Jones 8-0, Parsons-Null (May) d. Cox-Forbis 8-5
Mayfield 7, MC 0 (girls)
SINGLES: Lindsey Robertson (May) d. Elizabeth Padgett 8-3, Kate Simmons (May) d. Aubrey Frey 8-0, Leslye Choate (May) d. Emily McGee 8-3, Madeline Moses (May) d. Peyton Harris 8-1, Jenna Ross (May) d. Mollie Gillespie 8-1
DOUBLES: Simmons-Choate (May) d. Frey-McGee 8-3, Moses-Ross (May) d. Gillespie-Harris 8-1