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Raiders advance to second day of district tournament

Posted on Thursday, May 2, 2013 at 12:36 pm

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Five Coffee County Central High School tennis players made it through the first day of play in the district individual tournament in Cookeville Wednesday to advance to semi-final rounds on Thursday.

The match of the day belonged to Hollie Moore.

Hollie Moore upset the tournament's number-two seed to advance to Thursday's semi-finals. (File photo)

Moore played the number-two overall seed Susie Brown of Warren County. Brown had defeated Moore twice during the regular season. Moore went down one set, 4-6 before coming back and taking the remaining two sets, 6-3 and 7-5. Moore advances to the semi-finals to face Lacee Hitchcock of White County on Thursday, May 2.

Matt and Kyle Johnson take on the first-seed doubles team in Thursday's semifinals. (File photo)

Doubles team Matt Johnson and Kyle Johnson beat Blake Basham and Kirkland Sauer of Warren County, 6-4 and 6-2, and advance to Thursday’s semi-finals. The Johnson brothers will play the number-one seeds, Nick Gernt and John Gleason of Cookeville, at their home courts Thursday.

Brock Ivey-Bodman and Lake Elam defeated Cody Back and Tyler Boniol of Cumberland County, 6-0 and 6-0. They also advance to Thursday’s semi-finals. Ivey-Bodman and Elam will play Jake Ward and Tanner Cagle of Cookeville.

Brock Ivey-Bodman, left, and Lake Elam came into the district tournament second seeds overall. (File photo)

Keyonna Wilder and Karlee Reed won their match against Madison McLaughlin and Morgan Houston of Cumberland County, 6-2 and 6-0. Wilder and Reed lost in yesterday’s quarterfinals, however, to Sarah Ward and Shea Harris of White County.

In singles Olivia Watkins lost 0-6 and 0-6 to Nithay Kanagasegar of Cumberland County, Lucas Crismond lost 1-6 and 1-6 to J. Hunt of Warren County, and Jaylon Patton lost to Sebastian Braswell of Cookeville, 0-6 and 0-6.

Thanks go to CHS tennis head coach Rebecca Koger, who provided results for this article.