The Southwestern High School tennis teams and the Pulaski County High School tennis teams gave new meaning to the term ‘cross-town rivalry’ on Friday afternoon.
The two local tennis programs staged a cross-town rivalry match across town from each other, as half the matches were played on the Southwestern High School campus and the other half were played on the Pulaski County High School campus.
In the girls competition, which was played at Southwestern, the Lady Maroons came away with a dominate 8-0 win over Southwestern.
In the girls singles match-ups, Pulaski’s Emma Calfee downed Southwestern’s Andrea Martinez 6-0, Pulaski’s Isabella Martin downed Southwestern’s Taylor Munsey 6-1, Pulaski’s Natalie Hampton downed Southwestern’s Kaitlyn Munsey 6-3, Pulaski’s Jenessa Sroufe downed Southwestern’s Ashley Cole 6-0, Pulaski’s Jamicyn Weaver downed Southwestern’s Madison Jordan 6-1, and Pulaski’s Laura Estes downed Southwestern’s Shelby Watson in a 7-5 tiebreaker.
In girls doubles, Pulaski’s Emma Calfee and Isabella Martin downed Southwestern’s Kaitlyn Muncey and Taylor Muncey 6-2. Pulaski’s Shaylin Estes and Natasha Waddle downed Southwestern’s Laura Tacchini and Marie Montag 6-1. Pulaski’s Jenessa Sroufe and Laura Estes held a slim 3-2 lead over Southwestern’s Andrea Martinez and Ashley Cole before the match was called due to inclement weather.
In the boys match-up, at Pulaski, the Maroons swept the Warriors by a count of 5-0.
In the boys singles matches, Pulaski’s Jackson Martin downed Southwestern’s Travis New 6-1, Pulaski’s Cullen Morgan downed Southwestern’s Dylan Norton 6-0, Pulaski’s Jason Hines downed Southwestern’s Max Brainard 6-2, Pulaski’s Chase Nelson downed Southwestern’s Nick Coleman 6-3, and Pulaski’s Zach Carter downed Southwestern’s Camden Harris 6-2. Pulaski’s Grant Kerns was leading Southwestern’s Jon Long 5-1 before the match was called due to inclement weather.
The one boys doubles match never made it to completion as Pulaski’s Josh Lockard and Jackson Martin led Southwestern’s Travis New and Dylan Norton 3-2 before it was prematurely called off.