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West Lincoln netters win title

DAILY LEADER / MARTY ALBRIGHT / West Lincoln's Austin Patt competed in the Boys No. 2 Doubles against Loyd Star Wednesday.

DAILY LEADER / MARTY ALBRIGHT / West Lincoln’s Austin Patt competed in the Boys No. 2 Doubles against Loyd Star Wednesday.

The West Lincoln Bears capture the Region 7-2A regular season championship Wednesday afternoon with a 6-1 victory over the Loyd Star Hornets in tennis action at the Brookhaven Country Club.

West Lincoln, Loyd Star and Enterprise will battle in a district tournament Tuesday at the Brookhaven Country Club to see who will advance to the state playoffs in the team events. The first round of the playoffs starts April 22.

Each player will also be fighting to keep their spot in the state championship tournament in individual matches, which begins May 14-16.

West Lincoln 6, Loyd Star 1 

Boys Singles: Connor Crosby (LS) d. Matthew Allred (WL) 6-2, 6-2. Girls Singles:  Caroline Laird (WL) d. Ashlyn Locke (LS) 4-6. 7-6, 10-7.  Boys No. 1 Doubles:  Tay Applewhite-Gage Butler (WL) d. Reid Butler-Gavin Thomas (LS) 6-0, 6-3.  Boys No. 2 Doubles:  Matt Gill-Austin Patt (WL) d. Tyler Dunn-Cole Moak (LS) 6-4, 6-4. Girls No. 1 Doubles:  Katy Clark-Kara Clark (WL) d. Faith Bergeron-Lani Smith (LS) 6-0, 6-1..  Girls No. 2 Doubles: Madison Franklin-Carlie Smith (WL) d. Toni Banks-Jordan Shelby (LS) 6-3, 6-7, 10-4.  Mixed Doubles:  Sebastian Harrell-Laura Lee Dunaway (WL) d. Madisyn Brister-Bryson Brister (LS) 6-0, 6-1.