Hope High School tennis team performers competed well during the 2017 5A South Conference tennis tournament hosted at Hot Springs Lakeside High School on Monday, Oct. 9.

Hope High School tennis team performers competed well during the 2017 5A South Conference tennis tournament hosted at Hot Springs Lakeside High School on Monday, Oct. 9.

HHS Bobcats and Ladycats tennis players competed against competitors from Hot Springs Lakeside, Magnolia, White Hall and De Queen for singles and doubles competitions. In girls singles competition, seniors Shelbie Godwin and Tristen Jones both won their first round matches to advance to the quarterfinals. Godwin and Jones would fall in the second round at district.

In girls doubles competition, HHS doubles team Michelle Mayo and Kelsey Reedy won their first round match to advance to the quarterfinals, but lost their second round match. Hanna McCorkle and Jaci Johnson competed in first round doubles competition, but lost to Magnolia. In boys doubles competition, Bobcats' Lorenzo Gutierrez and Clarence Mayberry lost their first round match to White Hall at district.

Hope tennis head coach Billy Rook was pleased by the competitive performance from his teams during district tournament competition at Lakeside. Rook felt it was a good day with first round wins at district to advance against some of the top players and teams in the conference.

HHS tennis teams have competed well throughout the 2017 season and finish strong in singles and doubles matches during the regular season schedule.

 

5A SOUTH CONFERENCE TENNIS TOURNAMENT 2017AT HOT SPRINGS LAKESIDE HIGH SCHOOL

Girls Singles

First Round

(Hope) Tristen Jones defeated (Magnolia) Reagan Nix

(7 - 6 (7 - 5 tiebreaker), 2 - 6, 6 - 2)

 

(Hope) Shelbie Godwin defeated (White Hall) Olivia Via

(6 - 3, 4 - 6, 7 - 5)

 

Quarterfinals

(Hope) Tristen Jones lost to No. 2 seeded (White Hall) Kathleen Bridgforth

(0 - 6, 1 - 6)

 

(Hope) Shelbie Godwin lost to No.1 seeded (Lakeside)Thea Rice

(0 - 6, 0 - 6)

 

Girls Doubles

First Round

(Hope) Michelle Mayo and Kelsey Reedy defeated (De Queen) Kim Figuera and Maggie Lugo

(3 - 6, 6 -4, 7 - 5)

 

(Hope) Hanna McCorkle and Jaci Johnson lost to (Magnolia) Lazanee Miller and Roni Morris

(3 - 6, 4 - 6)

 

Quarterfinals

(Hope) Michelle Mayo and Kelsey Reedy lost to No.1 seeded (Lakeside) Olivia Dolan and Haley Fauber (0 - 6, 1 - 6)

 

Boys Doubles

First Round

(Hope) Lorenzo Gutierrez and Clarence Mayberry lost to (White Hall) Jeremy Camp and Landon Wylie (1 - 6, 0 - 6)