“Our goal as a team is to make it to the first round of the state tennis playoffs,” coach Brett Tolbert said.
The coach said even though the Lady Tigers are well into their season, they still have a heated competition for the No. 3 singles and No. 2 doubles slots.
“The third singles position has been highly contested by three individuals in a weekly heated battle for that position between Olivia Towe (senior), Jessica Posey (junior) and Jenna Ogle (freshman),” Tolbert said.
He said the other singles positions are settled.
“Freshman Kylee McCauley has stepped in to replace senior Jessica Cochran from last season [at the No. 1 singles slot],” the coach said. “Kylee has been a great addition to the team and provides intra-squad competition for Katie Graf (sophomore). Katie Graf has been stellar at the second singles position.”
He said the No. 1 doubles team is composed of players who know one another’s games.
“Elizabeth Davis (junior) and Macy Upshaw (junior) have been together since their freshmen year and have shown great improvement as a team and individually,” he said.
Tolbert said this is the first year Avery Hudson and McKenna Gulledge, both sophomores, have been together.
“The No. 2 doubles players are very competitive and athletic,” he said.
Also in the mix for the No. 2 doubles team are Katie Garland (junior) and Jenna Ogle (freshman).
“This is their first year together as a team,” he said. “They both have good ground strokes and have gelled as a team.
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