• Bill Caine, Woodford Sun Sports

Woodford Middle School tennis team finishes 2nd in League Tournament.

Woodford Team Tennis is on a roll. The Middle School Junior Tennis Team program offered through Falling Springs competes in a league with teams from Georgetown, Frankfort and Lexington. This fall, the league consisted of six teams comprised of players in grades 5 – 8. Woodford Parks and Rec continue to offer tennis options for kids and the program builds bigger and stronger with each season. The team tennis program is a great learning experience for eager tennis players to find out more about the game and build confidence to play at the high school level.

At the end of the regular season, the league arranges a tournament open to all teams. The league tournament is an exciting way to end the season, but for some teams it’s an opportunity to prepare for the upcoming state tournament.

The Woodford Middle School tennis team played four matches and finished 2nd in their league tournament. The tournament was held at the Lexington Racquet Club on Saturday, October 28th.

Each team match consisted of two singles matches and two doubles matches. Woodford finished pool play in 2nd place, dropping their first match to Lexington winning one of four courts and won 10 games to Lexington's 20. Parker Polk picked up a singles match win for Woodford. In the second match against Frankfort, Woodford won three out of four courts winning 18 games to advance into open pool play. Teams were then placed into a single elimination scenario based on pool play results. In the 3rd match, Woodford beat Frankfort again winning three out of four courts to advance to the tournament final against Lexington. Woodford dropped its final match to finish 2nd.

This fall’s team, coached by Sam Polk, is comprised of three girls and eight boys. The Middle School team will next compete in the state tournament in Louisville, held November 11th – 13th. Team Members that played in League Tournament: Gus Smith, Parker Polk, Addie Patterson, Simon Swansegar, Nicholas Ruzzene, Cassidy Stiefel, and Cora Self. Team Members that couldn’t make the League Tournament: Jordan Patterson, Zachary Pantaliono, and Aidan Lynn.

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