The Glenbrook Apache Netters completed their regular season on Monday with an away dual match vs. Prairie View Spartans.
Claiming an 8-0 victory, the Apache wrapped up the regular season undefeated. The Netters are now preparing for the South AA Tournament to be held on May 3-4 in Natchez, Mississippi.
Girls’ Singles – Amelia Christy and Catherine Willis earned 6-0, 6-0 wins in defeating Alice Adams and Alex Smith, respectively.
“Keeping the ball in play and exacting unforced errors from their opponents led to the victories,” Netters head coach Wayne Orr said. “We are simply more skilled at this stage of the competition. These two girls are formidable opponents, but each will be tested as each one advances in the tournament.”
Boys’ Singles – Johnny Law Flournoy and John Curtis Brown performed double duty in the season finale, defeating Austin Harper and Alex Louizou, respectively, by scores of 6-0, 6-0. Later, they teams for a doubles win of 6-0, 6-0, defeating Tripp Netherland and Matthew Simmons.
“These youngsters compete with a degree of athleticism, skill, and strategy that keeps their opponents on the defensive. They have improved their serves and their ground strokes, forcing errors,” Orr said.
Girls’ Doubles – “Closing the season with double wins was thrilling for me,” Orr said. “These four girls, first-year members, have prepared to improve their games, to gain confidence in themselves, and to be a part of the success of the Netters,” Orr said. Evie Walker and Katharyn Woodard defeated Hope Lindeman and Peyton Simone, 6-2, 6-1. Darbi Walker and Mary-Evelyn King defeated Alex Smith and Victoria Rainbolt 6-2, 6-4.
Mixed Doubles – Abigail Gilbert and Justin Le teamed for a 6-2, 6-2 win over Sheridan May and Devin Hughes. “There is still room for improvement, but Abigail and Justin displayed flashes of brilliance in counter-punching the serves of Devin. Forcing him into errors and taking advantage of limited net play by Sheridan, we controlled the match,” Orr said.