• Rick Capone, Sports Editor

WCHS boys’ tennis wins two matches, girls win one

LUKE LEAST, shown in a match earlier this year, has been the Woodford County High School boys’ tennis team’s No. 1 singles player since seventh grade. Now a senior, he looks to close out his career by making it to his third state tennis championships. (Photo by Rick Capone)

The Woodford County High School tennis teams played three matches over the last week, with the boys’ team winning twice and the girls’ team winning once.

In girls’ competition, Woodford defeated Western Hills 5-0 on Friday, April 29. Prior to that, they lost 4-2 at Sayre on Thursday, April 28, and lost 4-1 to Lexington Catholic at home on Monday, April 25.

In boys’ competition, Woodford played the same teams on the same days as the girls’ team. In those matches, they defeated Western Hills 3-2 and Sayre 4-1, but lost to Lexington Catholic 5-1.

Here are the results of the matches.

Girls’ team

In their 5-0 win over Western Hills, at No. 1 singles, Addison Beck defeated Courtney Smith 6-0, 6-0; while at No. 2 Reagan Jobe defeated Sarah Arnette 6-1, 6-2, and at No. 3, Ellington King defeated Josefien Van Stick 6-3, 6-2.

In doubles, at No. 1 Alyssa Feldner and Nicole Feldner defeated Rachael Hudson and Kelsi Sheets 6-3, 6-2, and at No. 2 Haley Davis and Allison Miller defeated Madison Sharp and Kanga Vasuadevan 6-0, 6-0.

In the team’s 4-2 loss to Sayre, in singles, at No. 1, Beck lost to Allie Harris 6-0, 6-2; at No. 2, Jobe defeated Jade Adams 6-3, 6-5; and at No. 3, Davis lost to Isabel Green 7-5, 6-4.

In doubles, at No. 1, Feldner and Feldner lost to Caroline Hager and Grace Headley 6-0, 6-1; and at No. 2, King and Miller fell to Kate Kristensen and Nicole Kjrkenides 6-2, 6-3.

Then in the team’s 4-1 loss to Lexington Catholic, in singles, at No. 1, Beck lost to Allison Quamen 6-0, 6-0; and at No. 2, King lost to Ciaara Farrel 6-2, 6-1.

In doubles, at No. 1, Feldner and Feldner lost to Irwin and Sarah Farrel 6-2, 6-2; at No. 2, Jobe and Davis lost to Ashton Cole and Julia Harris 6-2, 6-0; at No. 3, Miller and Miller lost to Corals and Clay 7-6 (8-6), 6-4; and at No. 2, Kassie Cook and Sophie Wingo lost to Youkalas and Cutter 10-5.

Boys’ team

In Woodford’s 3-2 win over Western Hills, at No. 1 in singles, Luke Least, who will be looking to close out his high school tennis career with another trip to the state tennis championships in a few weeks, defeated Henry Collett 6-0, 6-0.

At No. 2, Joe Kowalke lost to Cameron Kenner 6-0, 6-3, and Mason McIntyre defeated Gunner Wasson 6-3, 6-2.

In doubles, at No. 1, Max Wade and Wesley Smith defeated Trey Tyson and Will Collins 6-0, 6-0, and Ben Goode and Ben Ison defeated Vishal Turiapati and Jai Joshi 6-1, 6-0.

Then in the team’s 4-1 win over Sayre, at No. 1, Least defeated Will Farish 6-0, 6-1; at No. 2, Smith defeated Robert Bratton 6-0, 6-0; and at No. 3, Wade defeated Daniel Niazi 7-5, 6-2.

In doubles, at No. 1, Evan Spradlin and Kowalke lost to Theo Taylor and Shane Landis 6-1, 5-7, 13-11, while at No. 2, Will Luckett and McIntyre defeated Robert Dean and Mus Ahktar 6-4, 6-4.

Then in the team’s 5-1 loss to Lexington Catholic, at No. 1 singles, Least defeated Matthew Ko 6-3, 6-1; at No. 2, Smith lost to Troy True 6-0, 6-3; and Wade lost to Ben Deaton 6-1, 6-1.

In doubles, at No. 1, Evan Bentley and Spradlin lost to Kaplan and A. Ko 6-0, 6-0; and at No. 2, Kowalke and McIntyre lost to V. Wei and T. True 7-5, 6-1.

Next up, the tennis teams participate in the region individual tournament at various sites, including Shilito Park in Lexington, Monday throughThursday, May 9 to 12.

Times and pairings to be determined.

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