Senators off to good start

Published 12:00 am Thursday, March 13, 2003

The Morgan Academy tennis team traveled to Tuscaloosa on March 3 to open the season against Tuscaloosa Academy.

The Morgan Girls picked up three wins out of five matches, and the boys pulled out three out of five matches as well.

Lady Senator Bebe Bostick lost her opening match of the year to Katie Rhodes 6-0, 6-0. Mary Coleman Bostick picked up the win over Tuscaloosa’s Meg Musselwhite 6-0, 6-0 to notch a victory for the Lady Senators.

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Morgan’s Taylor Boone won against Tuscaloosa’s Catherine Mountain 1-6, 6-2 and 6-0. Amanda Williamson dropped her match to Katie McDermott 6-3, 6-4, and Juliana Ratcliff dropped her match to Caroline Simpson 6-2, 7-5 and 6-3.

In doubles play the Lady Senators picked up one match and dropped one.

Bebe Bostick and Mary Clay Boone dropped their match to Rhodes and Mountain 6-0, 6-0. Mary Coleman Bostick and Taylor Boone won their match against Joy Bitomsky and McDermott 6-2, 6-1.

The Senators boys’ squad dropped five out of their eight matches to Tuscaloosa Academy.

Bryan Song lost to Donny KaKati in three sets. Rhett Rhye lost to Andrew Case 6-3, 6-4, and Drew Pomeroy defeated Will Mountain in three sets for the Senators. John Wells dropped his match to Tuscaloosa’s Mark Hickman 6-4, 6-2. Houston Searcy defeated Tim Cozelus 4-6, 6-3 and 6-3 to pick up a win for the Senators. Cain Sommerville dropped his match to Dawson Shamblin 6-1, 7-5.

In boys’ doubles the Senators went one for two.

Rhyne and Pomery dropped their match to KaKati and Case in two sets, and Song and Wells knocked off Mountain and Hickman 7-5, 6-4.

The Senators traveled to Monroeville on March 10 to take on Monroe Academy. The girls faired better, winning all nine of their matches. The boys went three out of eight in their matches.

Sam Yeager defeated Laren Lazenby 6-2, 6-2 in the Lady Senators’ first match of the day. Mary Coleman Bostick knocked off Haller Smith 6-1, 7-5, and Mary Clay Boone defeated Kristin Brown 6-2, 6-1. Taylor Boone defeated Katie Martin 6-2, 6-0, and Bebe Bostcik knocked out Melody Lazenby 6-2, 6-2. Williamson defeated Brittany Balliet 8-0 to take her match.

Yeager and Mary Clay Boone defeated Lazenby and Smith in the first doubles match 6-2, 6-2, and Bebe Bostick and Williamson won their match 8-1.

Song defeated Jonah Morris in the boy’s first match 6-3, 6-4 to pick up his second singles win of the season. Rhyne dropped his match to Phillip Jones 6-1, 6-4, and Pomeroy lost his match to Thomas Steele in three sets. Wells dropped his match to Oary Gaston in three sets, and Searcy lost to John Sellers 6-2, 6-1. Sommerville fell to Bradley Jay 8-4.

Rhyne and Pomeroy fell to Morris and Sellers 6-2, 6-4, and Song and Wells defeated Steele and Sellers in two sets.

The Senators took on Ft. Dale on Tuesday in Selma, and both squads fared well.

The girls split their matches, winning five and dropping five and the boys won all nine of theirs.

Yeager defeated Laura Skipper to get the Lady Senators off to a good start for the day. Williamson dropped her match to Ashley Aubacker 6-2, 6-0, and Mary Clay Boone defeated Janie Mullins 6-2, 6-2. Taylor Boone defeated Hanah Richard 6-4, 6-1, and Bebe Bostick lost to Emmaline Walters 6-2, 6-1. Julianne Ratcliff knocked off Triwick Smith 8-1, and Caroline Woodruff fell at the hands of Carolyn Waite 8-3. Kate Cochran defeated Kala Butts 6-3, 6-1.

In doubles play the Lady senators dropped both of their matches to Ft. Dale. Yeager and Coleman fell to Skipper and Walters 6-3, 6-3, and Taylor Boone and Bebe Bostick lost to Richard and Flubeetor in three sets.

The boys picked up wins in all three of their matches against Ft. Dale Tuesday.

Song defeated Carson Mosley 6-3, 6-2, and Rhyne knocked of Conyers Poole 6-4, 6-4. Pomeroy picked up his win over Chase Stanley 6-2, 6-0, and Wells defeated Andrew Jones 6-2, 6-2. Searcy defeated Stephen Butts 6-1, 6-1, and Sommerville blew out Norman McGowin 8-7.

The Senators were also perfect in doubles play as well. Rhyne and Pomeroy defeated Mosley and Poule 7-5, 6-3. Song and Wells knocked off Stanley and Jones 6-1, 6-0. Searcy and Sommerville picked up their win in two straight sets.