Riverside netters sweep Weiner
Riverside finished the month of September by sweeping tennis matches in consecutive weeks against the Weiner Cardinals. The first match was played Sept. 23 at Weiner. Riverside's boys rolled to a 5-1 victory over the Cardinals, while the Lady Rebels shut out the Lady Cardinals 4-0.
In the Boy's single matches, the Rebels swept the Cardinals as Lee Blake rolled over Jeremy Riley 6-1, Josh Ball defeated Kyle Lawrence 6-4, and Zac Reynolds beat Bo Hicks 6-3. In doubles play, the team of Blake and Von McDaniel downed the Weiner twosome of Riley and Abe Reiman 6-2. The Rebel duo of Michael Dewitt and Kabe Taylor defeated the Cardinal's Todd Childers and Levi Flemon 6-3. Weiner got their only victory of the match as Lawrence and Steve Wilson beat the Rebel duo of Alex Smith and Tyler Timms 6-1.
In girl's action, Riverside whitewashed the Cardinals in both singles and doubles play. Chelsea Couch defeated Weiner's Michelle Jordan, 6-2, while Heather Webb downed Weiner's Krystal Wagster by the same score. In doubles action, Rebels' Miranda Boyd and Hailey Faulkner defeated the Weiner team of Monica Scott and Angela Tubbs 6-2. Webb then teamed with Keryn Douglas to shut out the Weiner pair of Lacey Gebhart and Teryn Wixon 6-0.
On Sept. 30, the matches switched to Lake City but the results were the same. Josh Ball and Zac Reynolds led a Riverside sweep in singles play with Ball downing Relman 6-3, while Reynolds whipped Flemon 6-4. In doubles action, the Rebel team of Blake-McDaniel blasted the team of Reiman-Riley 6-0. In the second match, Weiner rallied with a 7-5 win as Flemon and Childers outlasted the Rebel team of Dewitt-Taylor. In the rubber match, Senior Matt Owens teamed with sophomore Tyler Timms to beat the Cardinal duo of Childers-Wilson 6-1.
On the girls side, the Lady Rebs split two singles matches, losing the first 2-6 as Weiner's Jordan beat Miranda Boyd. Hailey Faulkner evened things up for Riverside in the second match with a 6-3 win over the Cardinals Wagster. The Rebels swept the doubles matches as Couch-Webb shut out the Weiner team of Scott Tubbs 6-0, and Douglas and Miranda Stephens downed the team of Gebhart-Wixon 6-3.
With the victories, the Rebel boys improve to 6-2 on the year, while the girls move their record to 4-2-2. Riverside wrapped up the season by hosting Walnut Ridge Monday afternoon.