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 varsity Bobcats and Lady Cats took the courts against the Dragons of Pickens in a warmup of things to come as the meet up in region play in the near future. Several team members did not compete as they were attending other events. The Cats defeated the Dragons despite the absence of several of their main athletes.
Lady Cats Singles: Hope Colwell defeated Chloe Imbriano 6-1 and 6-0, Emma Callihan defeated Sarah Parks 6-4 and 6-2, Morgan White defeated Emily Pierello 6-0 and 6-2. In exhibition- Ellie Teague defeated Kami 8-7
Lady Cats Doubles: Sarah Sheahan/Beth Burnette defeated Katie Cowart/Sydney Pearson 6-4 and 6-0, Josie Reece/Emma Deyton took a loss to Hattie Baker/Kate Wigington 6-0, 1-6 and 4-6.
Bobcats Singles: Brett Becker defeated Eli Bradford 6-1 and 6-0, Carter Hice fell to Tristen Warren 3-6 and 3-6, Tripp Peirce defeated Craig Johnson 6-0 and 6-1
Bobcats Doubles: Mason Hadden/Luke Wimpey fell to Cody Manis/Neagle 5-7(TB-3-7) and 2-6, Corbin Singleton/Kaden Reece defeated Henry Moore/ Josh Cox 6-2 and 6-0 Exhibition- Rylan Cochran/ Gavin Berger defeated Avery/Andrew 8-3, Brett/Kaden defeated Owen/Rylie 8-1
As the region action heats up for the Bobcats tennis teams, Gilmer took the court against a region opponent in Southeast Whitfield Raiders. With just four matches left within the region, every competition is important.
In the singles matches for the Lady Cats, Lauren Cole defeated Aixa Estrada 6-0 and 6-2, Hope Colwell defeated Violet Chairez 6-0 and 6-0, Emma Callihan defeated Olivia Beeam 6-0 and 6-0.
The doubles, the Lady Cats had dominating performances as well. Beth Burnette/Josie Reece defeated Amin Ramirez/Esme Cruz 6-0, and 6-0, Mary Elizabeth Walker/Morgan White defeated Verneice Nieto/Sabrina Carillo 6-0 and 6-0 for the 5-0 sweep over the Lady Raiders.
Over on the boy’s side, the Bobcats continued to dominate Southeast and follow the girl’s lead in sweeping the Raiders at 5-0. Getting wins in singles was Brett Becker at 6-2 and 6-0, Carter Hice at 6-0 and 6-0, Tripp Pierce at 6-0 and 6-2
Mason Hedden/Luke Wimpy at 6-0 and 6-0, Corbin Singleton/Kaden Reece at 6-1 and 6-0. The Gilmer tennis teams are 2-0 in region competitions and playing their best thus far in 2019.
The Cats Tennis team faced off with region foe in the Heritage Generals on Tuesday of last week walked away with their first region victory.
The Lady Cats came out with a 3-2 victory.
Singles action had Lauren Cole fell to Maleah McCalister 4-6 and 2-6, Hope Colwell over Kaylee Bright 6-3 and 6-2, Emma Callihan over Anna Grace Skinner 2-6, 6-1, and 6-1.
Doubles action had Sarah Sheahan/ Beth Burnette fell to Christal/Phillips 2-6 and 5-7, Josie Reece/ Emma Deyton win over Autumn Viars/Kourtney McKenzie 6-1 and 6-3.
The varsity boys defeated the Generals by a 4-1 score.
Brett Becker defeated Davis Kilgo 6-1 and 7-5, Carter Hice fell to Cooper Terry 4-6 and 2-6, Tripp Pierce defeated J.T. Halloren 6-1 and 6-1.
Hedden/Wimpey defeated Wooten/Minton 6-2 and 6-3 in doubles Also getting the match win for Gilmer was Singleton/Reece who defeated their opponents 6-4 and 6-3.
The Gilmer Junior Varsity tennis teams faced off against the Dawson Tigers on Wednesday with boys and girls getting the wins.
Stepping to the court for the Lady Cats and sweeping their opponents:
Ellie Teague with a win over Carly 8-4, Abi Contlay win over Chloe 8-4, and Jenna Cole win over Hailey 8-2 on the singles side.
In the doubles action for the Gilmer Lady Cats JV, Jessica Futch/Kylie Callihan defeated Wendy and Avery B. 8-2, Hannah Walker/Cana Coleman defeated Avery B. and Avery by an 8-1 score. In an exhibition match, Kaylee Baccera/Bailey Wells fell to Isabella and Kelci 6-8.
With the boys taking the courts, the Cats continued the afternoon with a sweep as well over the Tigers of Dawson. Coming away with victories in singles was Isaac Bradshaw 8-2 over his opponent and Isiah Sharp 8-0 over his opponent.
Doubles action had Gavin Berger/Ethan Cole 8-2 over the Dawson Tigers and Will Teague/Andy Lopez taking their match 8-1.
Congratulations to the JV Cats with a big win over the JV Tigers
The 2019 tennis season is underway for Gilmer High School and they started out with a bang as they took the courts against a non-region opponent in the Tigers of Dawson High School.
On the 18th Coach Parks and her team got off to a good start with a dominating win over the Tigers. The boys swept their way to 5-0 win while the Lady Cats edged out the Lady Tigers 3-2.
On the Lady Cats side:
Singles- Lauren Cole vs Kathryn Menoche 2-6,6-2, 3-6 (Loss) Sarah Sheahan vs Tyler Perry 2-6,2-6 Morgan White vs Grace Anderson 6-0,6-0 (Win) Doubles- Jose Reece/Mary Elizabeth Walker vs Sammy Hafermalz/Chloe Chameli 6-1,6-1 (Win) Ellie Teague/Abi Contlay vs Ashlynn Anglin/Carly Sticker 6-4,6-0 (Win) Exhibition-Jenna Cole/Hannah Walker vs Kaylee Hamilton/Hailee Yarborough 6-4,8-6(Win) pulled
Singles- Brett Becker vs Elijiah Stenfield 6-1,6-3(Win) Carter Hice vs Chandler Ingram 7-6(7-4 Tiebreaker), 6-4(W) Tripp Pierce vs Brendan Swofford 6-1,6-4 (Win)
Doubles- Luke/mason vs Devin/Bailey 6-1,6-2 (Win) Rylan/Corbin vs Wil/Christian 4-6,6-3,7-6(10-7 Tiebreaker)(Win) Exhibition- Kaden/Isaac vs Conner/Ben 6-1,6-2(Win)
Wednesday afternoon had the Gilmer Tennis team take to the courts a Bridge Mill in Cherokee County. The weather was a little cool but the racquets were pretty hot for the Bobcats and not so much for the Lady Cats.
The Gilmer girls couldn’t get things going as they faced a good Warriors team. On this day the better team got the best of the Lady Cats who were unable to muster a win. The Lady Warriors took all the matches to win the day 5-0.
Singles: Lauren Cole….0-6,0-6(L), Sarah Sheahan…6-4, 1-6, 2-6(L), Morgan White…3-6,6-7,3-7(L)
Doubles: Josie Reece/Mary Elizabeth Walker…4-6,6-1,2-6(L), Jenna Cole/Ellie Teague…1-6,2-6(L)
The Gilmer boys took a 3-2 victory over the Cherokee Warriors on Wednesday afternoon. The singles matches were the difference in scoring as the three Cats dominated their opponents.
Singles: Brett Becker..6-4,6-1(W), Corbin Singleton…6-2,6-1(W), Isaac Bradshaw…6-1,6-2(W)
Doubles: Mason Hadden/Kaden Reece…0-6,0-6(L), Rylan Cochran/Bryson Sisson…0-6,6-2,5-7(L)
In an exhibition match, Gavin Berger defeated his opponent 8-6.
The 2019 season is just getting started and the Gilmer tennis teams will continue to work hard and tune their skills as the region approaches.
Next up will be at Dawson High School to face off with the Tigers on Monday, February 18. Start time is set for 4:00 PM.
Gilmer tennis welcomed in the Ramblers of Lafayette high school on Wednesday in a region match up. The Lady Cats took to the courts with rackets in hand facing cold weather that produced 20 plus MPH winds and some snow on the first day of Spring.
The Girls played strong and took the overall victory winning 5 out of 6 sets from the Ramblers. In singles matches Lauren Cole(6-4,6-3), Hope Colwell(6-2,6-3) had wins setting the stage for a good day on the courts. Also in singles, Katie Sheahan fought for over 2 and 1/2 hours in her match to no avail. Sheahan(6-1,3-6,6-7,6-8) would take a loss in the tie breaker.
In doubles for the Lady Cats, Sarah Sheahan/Beth Burnette(6-3,6-4) and Josie Reece/Emma Dayton(2-6,6-2,7-5) and Mary Elizabeth/Morgan White(8-5) came out with the wins to push a 5-1 overall score for the Lady Cats.
At the end of the day for the boys, the Cats and Ramblers split the score card at 3-3. The action on the courts were hot even though the weather wasn’t. In singles play, Carter Hice(6-4,6-2) and Tripp Pierce(6-3,6-2) took victories in outstanding fashion over their Rmbler opponents. Taking an exhausting loss for the cats, Brett Becker(6-4,4-6,6-7,1-7) battled on the court for a little over 3 hours eventually falling to his opponent in a tie breaker set. Doubles action produced a win for Kaden Reese/Ryan Cochran in 2 sets 6-1 and 6-0. Falling short for the Cats in doubles were Luke Wimpy/Mason Hadden(4-6,3-6) and Isaac Bradshaw/Bryson Sisson(5-8).