Super Seniors still the top dogs in Miss.
Brookhaven’s 3.0 Super Seniors women’s tennis team is stillgoing strong. The local women won all their matches at the stateUSTA League District Tournament in Oxford last weekend.
Fresh from a runner-up finish in the USTA national tournament atPalm Springs, Calif., they only had one week of rest beforereturning to the courts. Naturally, the team has a reputation and alarge bullseye branded on their backs. They are the team tobeat.
Obviously, they eat their spinach and take vitamins, too.
On Brookhaven’s team are Doris Panzica, Carolyn Rounsaville,Betsy P. Smith and Judy A. Phillips of Brookhaven; Ann Johnson ofMonticello, Peggy A. Polk and team captain Lue Jean Harvey ofSilver Creek, Bobbi A. Power of Liberty and Betty Simmons ofVidalia, La.
“Everybody was out to beat us,” said Panzica, the team’sspokesman. “We defeated Jackson, Delta, Columbus and the GulfCoast. The courts and facility at Oxford were beautiful.”
Playing No. 1, No. 2 and No. 3 doubles, Brookhaven went 12-0.Panzica and Rounsaville won two matches at No. 1 over Delta andGulf Coast while Smith and Phillips beat Jackson and Columbus,splitting sets with Jackson.
Harvey’s Brookhaven team qualified for a USTA regional whichwill be held at Pelham, Ala. The regional is scheduled March 31.Regional champions advance to the nationals.
Professor Hoopla B.S., is doubling up on his vitamin C and Edoses as the sniffles time of the year gets under way. The longfootball season is being elbowed hard by basketball right now.
Last week Hoopla predicted the winners of 29 games and got 22right. He begins this weekend’s forecast with two Thursday nightjunior college specials.
Co-Lin at Pearl River: Still hunting for theirsecond win of the season, the Wolves will come up empty atPoplarville as the defending national champion Wildcats tune up forthe state playoffs. Pearl River 41-19.
East Central at Southwest: Bears conclude theirseason with a 2-game victory streak. Southwest 21-10.
Brookhaven at Lawrence County: It’s a cat fightnear the banks of the mighty Pearl River. Ole Brook 31-14.
Natchez Cathedral at Bogue Chitto: Bobcats havean eye on a state playoff berth but they have to dump the GreenWave first. Bogue Chitto 24-21.
Bowling Green at Brookhaven Academy: Riding themomentum of a big road victory, the Cougars author an offensiveshow in their season finale. Brookhaven 42-34.
Dexter at Enterprise: Fighting Yellow Jacketsproduce a homecoming victory on Harry Cole Field. Enterprise26-18.
Amite County at Loyd Star: In another offensiveshow, the Trojans escape with a narrow win. Amite County 30-28.
West Lincoln at Mercy Cross: Bears endure along bus ride and a lopsided defeat in D’Iberville. Mercy Cross45-12.
Hinds AHS at Wesson: Wow! Those War Dawgs canthrow, catch and run. Hinds 47-22.
Franklin County at Tylertown: Bulldogs have hadthe Chiefs’ number but not this year. Tylertown 24-21.
In other area games, Hazlehurst over CrystalSprings 49-20, McComb over Terry 32-29, South Pike over Bailey58-12, and Columbia over North Pike 27-12. Copiah and ParklaneAcademy have open dates.
Alabama at Mississippi State: Once upon a time,the Bulldogs were capable of an upset. They won’t halt the Tide inStarkville. Alabama 28-8.
Jackson State at Alabama A&M: The bellcontinues to toll for the struggling Tigers. Alabama A&M35-14.
In other Magnolia State action, MississippiCollege should beat East Texas Baptist 28-20, Valley State shouldsink Alcorn State 28-18, Delta State should whipArkansas-Monticello 44-30, Millsaps should clip Rhodes 21-14, andBelhaven should edge Kentucky Wesleyan 17-10. Ole Miss has an opendate and Southern Miss doesn’t play at Marshall until nextTuesday.
In the SEC, South Carolina over Arkansas 23-20,Auburn over Kentucky 45-12, Florida over Vanderbilt 49-10, LSU overAppalachian State 58-7, and Notre Dame over Tennessee 23-10.Georgia has an open date to rehab its quarterback.
Write to sports editor Tom Goetz, c/o The DAILY LEADER, P.O.BOX 551, Brookhaven, MS 39602 or firstname.lastname@example.org