• Rick Capone, Sports Editor

WCHS boys’ and girls’ tennis take 3rd in WCI

The Woodford County High School tennis teams hosted their annual Woodford County Invitational tennis tournament at the Falling Springs tennis complex on Saturday, April 29, and both teams finished in third place in their divisions. Lexington Catholic won the girls’ division with eighth points, while Scott County finished second with six points, Woodford was third with three points and Western Hills was fourth with one point. Lexington Catholic won the boys’ division with seven points, while Scott County was second with six points, Woodford County was third with four points and Western Hills was fourth with one point. Here are the Woodford boys’ and girls results in the WCI tournament. Girls’ Singles Addison Beck began her tournament with a 2-6, 6-2, 10-6 loss to Lexington Catholic’s Kiley Mair. The loss put her in the consolation bracket where she defeated Western Hills’ San Raj, 8-3, to finish with a 1-1 record in the tournament. Reagan Jobe opened her day with a 7-6 (9-7), 3-6, 10-6 win over Western Hills’ Courtney Smith. However, in her second match she lost to Lexington Catholic’s Amanda Miller on a default. She finished 1-1 in the tournament. Girls’ Doubles Allison Miller and Caroline Miller lost their opening match, 6-0, 6-0. That put them into the consolation bracket, where they lost to Western Hills’ Grace Neal and Nancy Collett, 8-7. They finished their day 0-2. Alyssa Feldner and Nicole Feldner won their opening match 7-5, 7-6 (7-4) over Western Hills’ Grace Trent and Hannah Neal. Then in their next match, they fell to Lexington Catholic’s Madison Miller and Ann Kathryn Sashy, 6-0, 6-0, to end their day with a 1-1 record. Boys’ Singles Evan Bentley opened his day with a 6-2, 6-5 loss to Scott County’s Dylan Renfrow, which put him into the consolation bracket. There he scored an 8-0 win over Western Hills’ Matson Wainwright to finish his day with a 1-1 record. Evan Spradlin opened with a 6-0, 6-0 loss to Scott County’s Samuel Jones, which put him into the consolation bracket, where he defeated Lexington Catholic’s Victor Wei, 8-3. With that win, he finished his day with a 1-1 record. Boys’ Doubles Zach Stiefel and Ben Ison opened their day with a 6-3, 6-0 loss to Alex Ko and Thomas Kaplin of Lexington Catholic. The loss put them into the consolation bracket, where they defeated Western Hills’ McCoy Patrick and Nick Woolridge to finish 1-1 in the tournament. Mason McIntyre and Max Wade won their opening match 6-1, 6-0 over Western Hills’ Hayden Hoover and Bradley Hughes, but then lost their next match to Lexington Catholic’s Travis True and Collin Loxley, 6-3, 3-6, 10-6, to finish the day with a 1-1 record. Next up, both the boys’ and girl’s tennis teams play in the region tournament. The tournament is scheduled to be played Monday to Wednesday, May 8 to 10, at Shilito Park in Lexington.

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