Rebel netters prepare for district tournament with 3-0 week
The Riverside boys tennis team swept all four matches in doubles play from the Crowley's Ridge Academy Falcons en route to a 5-2 victory Tuesday afternoon at Lake City.
The Rebel duo of Tyler Timms and Jordan Adcock took the number one doubles match with a 6-3 win over Jeremy Cohen and Jonathan Huggins. M.J. Emery and Garrett Weaver posted a 6-2 victory over the Falcon's Steven Ramsey and Kyle Rowe at number two doubles, while Casey Hook and Glen Graham claimed the number three doubles match with a 6-4 win over CRA's Jeremy Smith and Tyler Killough. Rebels Cory Snyder and Randy Kramer completed the sweep with a 7-5 victory over Kade Dickerson and Jake Wallis.
In singles action, Riverside claimed the number two singles match as Cody Richardson raced past Jeremy Smith 6-1. CRA claimed the other two singles matches with Aaron Hudson winning both points, first over Cliff Kramer 6-0 and then over Tyler Timms 6-1.
Riverside girls also came away with a win over CRA, 2-1. The only matches played were in doubles, where Riverside claimed two of the three matches. Lady Rebels Morgan Emery and Kailey Holt easily got past Lady Falcons Hannah Stidman and Melissa Sellars, 6-1. The Lady Rebels also gained a victory at number three doubles as Holt this time teamed with Holly Dudley to beat the CRA duo of Lauren Hall and Meghan McPherson, 6-2. The Falcons won at number two doubles when Hall and Sellars teamed for a 6-4 victory over Lady Rebels Magan Adams and Emilee Hook.
The Rebels netters started the week on Monday by blanking the Trumann Wildcats 4-0 in boys action.
Tyler Timms and Jordan Adcock downed the team of Dustin and Clay Jones 6-1 at number one doubles while the Riverside duo of Cody Richardson and M.J. Emery blanked Trumann's B.J. Heilman and TeJaye Moye, 6-0. Riverside claimed both singles matches as well as Cliff Kramer downed Clay Jones 6-3 and Garrett Weaver disposed of TeJaye Moye, 6-1.
On the girls side, the Lady Wildcats came away with a 2-0 victory as Julie Henderson defeated Riverside's Morgan Emery, 6-0, while Samantha Goans outlasted Lady Rebel Magan Adams, 6-3.
Riverside completed the week on Wednesday with a 4-1 victory over conference rival Walnut Ridge. Riverside upped its overall record to 13-2 and its conference mark to an unbeaten 10-0.
Riverside again swept doubles play as the number one duo of Tyler Timms and Jordan Adcock whipped Bobcats Eric Duncan and Tom Jackson, 6-2. M.J. Emery and Garrett Weaver gave the Rebels another point with a 6-3 victory in number two doubles over Bobcats Jack Kent and Matt Moore. The Rebels completed the doubles sweep when the team of Randy Kramer and Casey Hook blanked the duo of John Walter and Justin Baker 6-0.
The two teams split the singles matches as Jack Kent outlasted Cody Richardson 6-3 in number one singles before Cliff Kramer came back for the Rebels at number two singles with a 6-0 win over Chris Pinkston.
The Walnut Ridge Lady Bobcats beat the Lady Rebels 3-1.
Walnut Ridge secured the victory with a doubles sweep. Lauren Freeman and Jordan Rorex won the number one singles match with a 6-2 victory over Riverside's Morgan Emery and Kailey Holt. The Lady Bobcats also claimed the number two doubles match 6-3 as Caitlan Cavenaugh and Laura Freeman beat the Rebel duo of Holly Dudley and Emilee Hook.
Riverside gained its only point of the match as Magan Adams defeated Cavenaugh 6-2 at number one singles. Rorex came back to claim the number two singles match with a hard fought 7-5 win over Lady Rebel Katey Campbell.
The Lady Rebels finished the season 4-11 overall and 3-6 in league play.
Both the boys and girls teams will begin District Tournament play Monday Oct. 10 at Allen Park in Jonesboro. The top three finishers in both singles and doubles action will advance to the State Tournament the following week at Fairfield Bay.