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Girls tennis picks up steam

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By Jesse Osbourne

The Marion County High School girls tennis team is picking up steam heading into conference tournament play.

The Lady Knights beat Campbellsville 3-2 and Adair County 4-0 last week. They lost to Central Hardin 5-0.

"We continue to do well against conference opponents," Lady Knights Head Coach Angela Holt said. "I was impressed with Kameron (Simmons) and Leanna (Begley) for their play in the Campbellsville match. Both girls managed to control the tempo of the match to favor their style."

By winning those matches, both Simmons and Begley were seeded one and three for the Heartland Conference tournament that began Monday evening. Elyssa Holt and Madison Cassidy were seeded number two in doubles since they had wins over Adair and Washington County.

The Lady Knights competed in the Heartland Conference tournament on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. They return to regular play on Monday of next week against Nelson County on the road. They host Adair County on Tuesday of next week.

Marion County 4, Adair County 0

Singles

Kameron Simmons (MC) defeated Allison Chafin (6-3) (6-2)

Leanna Begley (MC) defeated Anna Powell (3-1) (default)

Doubles

Elyssa Holt/Madison Cassidy (MC) defeated Allison Chafin/Heather Jasper (6-1) (6-2)

Brooke Lee/Olivia Thompson (MC) defeated Ashley Crawhorn/Allison Feese (8-0)

Marion County 3, Campbellsville 2

Singles

Simmons (MC) defeated Meredith Haley (3-6) (6-4) (6-2)

Begley (MC) defeated Ashley Phillips (7-6) (2-6) (6-3)

Olivia Thompson (MC) defeated by Taylor Hudgins (3-6) (1-6)

Doubles

Holt/Cassidy (MC) defeated by Summer Montgomery/Ariel Milby (0-6) (1-6)

Brooke Lee/Taylor Corbett (MC) defeated Brooklyn Harris/Morgan Milby (6-0) (6-1)

Central Hardin 5, Marion County 0

Singles

Simmons (MC) defeated by Meredith Hannah Thomas (3-6) (2-6)

Begley (MC) defeated by Cortney Gandy (4-6) (4-6)    Kelsey Newcome (MC) defeated by Emilee O'Brian (0-8) (exhibition)

Doubles

Holt/Cassidy (MC) defeated by Masterson/Williams (2-6) (2-6)

Lee/Thompson (MC) defeated by Nevill/McKean (6-3) (3-6) (1-6)

Lauren Buckman/Corbett (MC) defeated by Leffler/Thomas (2-8)

Meredith Sandusky/Anne Spalding (MC) defeated by Ivy/Bond (0-8) (exhibition)

Josie Lyon/Amanda Garrett (MC) defeated by MK Carroll/Ashley Thomas (0-8) (exhibition)