Clarkdale nips Loyd Star
The Loyd Star Hornets netters suffered a heart breaking defeat in the last match of the evening falling to the Clarkdale Bulldogs 4-3 in tennis action Thursday in the Class 2A South State Championship at the Brookhaven City Courts.
The Hornets and Bulldogs battled to a 3-all tie in the first six matches and all eyes were on the No. 1 Boys Doubles contest to see who will advance to the state championship.
Loyd Star will compete in the State Individual tournament on Thursday, May 1 and Friday, May 2. Participating in the tournament will be Connor Crosby in boys’ singles, Caylee Grace Yarborough and Faith Bergeron in girls’ doubles and Ashlyn Locke in girls’ singles.
Clarkdale 4, Loyd Star 3
Boys Singles: Connor Crosby (LS) lost to Gibson 0-6, 4-6. Girls Singles: Ashlyn Locke (LS) d. A. Redmond 6-0, 6-1. Girls No. 1 Doubles: Caylee Grace Yarborough-Faith Bergeron (LS) d. Allen/Thomas 6-0, 6-0. Girls No. 2 Doubles: Toni Banks-Jordan Shelby (LS) d. Pope/Smith 6-4, 6-0. Boys No. 2 Doubles: Reid ButlerLee Thomas (LS) lost to Briggs/Thaggard 1-6, 0-6. Boys No. 1 Doubles: Cole Moak-Tyler Dunn (LS) lost to Mathis/Redmond 7-5, 6-7, 6-10, Mixed Doubles: Bryson Brister-Madisyn Brister (LS) lost to McHenry/Thaggard, C. 0-6, 1-6.