Lady Wolves tennis defeats East CentralPublished 11:20am Thursday, February 20, 2014
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DECATUR – In the first match of the year, the Co-Lin Lady Wolves tennis team defeated host East Central 6-3. The Lady Wolves won singles matches at No. 1, No. 2, No. 5, and No. 6 and at No. 1 and No. 3 doubles.
Sophomore Courtney Watts of Brookhaven defeated Hannah Peoples at No. 1 singles 6-1, 6-4. Watts is the returning state champion at No. 3 doubles and No. 4 singles finalist. Fellow sophomore Melody Smith of Brookhaven defeated Alana Turner of East Central 6-3. 6-4. The sister combination of Erika and Allie Dear of Florence won their singles matches. Erika defeated Hannah Smith 6-1, 6-2 at No. 5 and sister Allie defeated Lauren Peterson 6-0, 6-2 at No. 6.
In other singles action, East Central’s Amber Pierce defeated Co-Lin’s Savannah Brister of Brookhaven 2-6, 6-4, (10-2) at No. 3 and Nan Hartness defeated Carlianne Alderman of Brookhaven 6-0, 6-4 at No. 4.
In doubles action, Watts/Smith defeated Turner/Pierce 8-3 at No. 1. Alderman and partner Carly Riley defeated Katlyn Patrick/Hannah Smith 8-6 at No. 3. East Central’s Peoples/Hartness defeated Caroleah Brister/Savannah Brister 8-5.
Co-Lin will host Itawamba on Friday, Feb. 21, beginning at 2 p.m.
Courtney Watts (CL) def. Hannah Peoples (ECCC) 6-1, 6-4
Melody Smith (CL) def. Alana Turner (ECCC) 6-3, 6-4
Amber Pierce (ECCC) def. Savannah Brister (CL) 2-6, 6-4, (10-2)
Nan Hartness (ECCC) def. Carlianne Alderman (CL) 6-0 6-4
Erika Dear (CL) def. Hannah Smith (ECCC) 6-1, 6-2
Allie Dear (CL) def. Lauren Peterson (ECCC) 6-0; 6-2
Watts/Smith (CL) def. Turner/Pierce) 8-3
Peoples/Hartness (ECCC) def. Brister/Brister (CL) 8-5
Alderman/Riley (CL) def. Patrick/Smith (ECCC) 8-6