Mercer Tennis splits with West Jessamine

Arpan Dixit
Herald Staff
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The Mercer County Tennis Titans and Lady Titans took on the West Jessamine Colts on Friday, April 20, at Asbury University, splitting their matchups.

The girls team defeated the Colts 4-1, losing only one singles match.

The boys team was able to win a doubles match, but lost the overall match 1-4.

On the girls’ side, number one singles player, freshman Rebekah Trent, won her match 8-4 against Carlyn McCreary. Freshman Karmen Murray lost her singles match 8-2 to Emma Crouse and sophomore Chloe Barnett won her match 9-7 over Kaley Penny.

Sophomore Kiersten Bryant and freshman Ania Boutin won their number one doubles match 8-2 against Emma Stephens and Taylor Burton. Number two doubles, senior Avery Thompson and sophomore Raegan Long, won their match 8-1 over Eliza Wack and Brenna Hall.

On the boys’ side, number one singles player, sophomore Bryson Marcum lost his match 3-8 against Jacob Senters. Sophomore Jake Becknell, number two singles player, lost his match 6-8 to Ethan Barren. Sophomore Camden Moseley lost his number three singles match to Zach Stowe.

In doubles, number one seeds Marcum and Becknell defeated Barren and Chase Bricken 8-8 (4) in a tiebreak. Moseley and freshman Ryan Allen were defeated by Brock Hall and Senters 3-8.

The boys team have played two matches, both make-up matches, to Southwestern and McCreary Central.

They defeated Southwestern 5-4.

In singles, Marcum defeated Josh Caren 6-4. Becknell was defeated by Max Brainard 1-6, Moseley was defeated by Camden Harris 4-6, Allen defeated Harrison Dalton 6-4, eighth grader Jonah Lewis was defeated by Cameron Campbell 2-6 and Nicholas Walden was defeated by Cameron Pierce 1-6.

In doubles, Marcum and Becknell defeated Harris and Brainard 6-3, Moseley and Allen defeated Campbell and Daniel Walrod 6-3 and Lewis and Walden were defeated by Dalton Murray and Dalton.

In the following match, the Titans defeated McCreary Central 6-3.

In singles, Marcum defeated Seth Ball 8-6, Becknell lost to Kobe Perry 5-8, Moseley defeated Chris Gearing 8-4, Allen defeated Michael Strunk 8-1, Lewis lost to Gunner Perry 1-8 and Walden defeated Garrett Strunk 8-4.

In doubles, Marcum and Becknell defeated Kobe and Gunner Perry 8-5, Allen and Moseley lost to Ball and Gearing 4-8 and Lewis and Walden defeated Garrett and Michael Strunk 6-4.

The Titans and Lady Titans will be competing in the regional tournament from May 4-7.

Freshman Karmen Murray uses her powerful left-handed forehand against West Jessamine on Friday, April 20. (Photo by Arpan Dixit)

Sophomore Jake Becknell hustles and runs down a cross court shot against West Jessamine on Friday, April 20. (Photo by Arpan Dixit)

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