The Gilmer tennis teams completed the region schedule for 2019 with a victory over the Bruins of Northwest Whitfield to remain undefeated. This big win will send the Bobcats into the region tournament on April 9th and 10th as the number on seed for both boys and girls teams.
Coach Donna Parks said, ” It is very exciting to go in as the #1 seed.” The Cats will have a first-round bye as the top seed.
In the matches with the Bruins, the Lady Cats took the team win by a 3-2 score on the afternoon. Scoring on the day was as follows:
Senior Lauren Cole Fell to Sruthi Gireeshkumar 0-6 and 1-6
Hope Colwell fell to Isha Mittal 4-6 and 3-6
Emma Callihan defeated Daniela Vara 6-3 and 6-4
Sarah Sheahan/Beth Burnette defeated Claire Rann/River McClain 6-4 and 6-0
Mary Elizabeth Walker(Senior)/Morgan White defeated Abby Adams/Paige Hughes 6-1 and 6-0
In boys action, the Cats also took the 3-2 victory over Northwest.
Brett Becker fell to Will Helton 3-6 and 1-6
Senior Carter Hice defeated Gabe Kirk 6-4 and 6-2
Senior Tripp Pierce defeated Will Summey 6-2 and 6-3
Mason Hadden/Luke Wimpey defeated Matthew Harris/ Billy Robison6-4 and 6-4
Corbin Singleton(Senior)/Kaden Reece fell to Gage Lyon/Hayden Maynard 3-6, 6-1, and 3-6
The Cats have had a great season and are excited to be atop the region standings. Best of luck to Gimer Tennis and bring home a region title!
The Team FYN Sports Bobcat Player of the Week is Carter Hice.
In the first week of the season, Carter Hice showed how he would play the rest of the 2018-2019. Coming out strong, Hice scored 13 points in the first two games including being perfect from the free-throw line. Defensively, Hice leaves everything on the court and though he may collect a few fouls in a game he is a force to be reckoned with.