After an intense game against Sevier County, Morristown East Tennis fell to Greeneville yesterday. The girls lost 9-0 while the boys managed to win in their 8-1 loss. With the loss, the boys move up to third place in the district while the girls remain in sixth place.
For the boys, Jacob Lawson was the only winner in the Hurricanes. Lawson defeated fifth-place Noah Helton 8-3 in singles. The doubles team of Andrew Hall and Parker Spoone lost 8-4 to reigning district champion Brayden Kennedy and his new partner Tanner Smith. A silver lining for the Hurricanes came yesterday in an exhibition singles game played by freshman newcomer Ayden Stuffel. Stuffel defeated his opponent 6:2 and thus got his first win in his young tennis career.
In the Lady Hurricanes, Kathryn Hall lost 8-4 in the number one singles while Grace Harrison lost 8-5. Lindsee Thornton and Molley Bowman started strong in third place in doubles but eventually lost 8-3 to the Lady Greene Devils.
Both Hurricane squads have the weekend off and are preparing for the Battle of Morristown on Tuesday, April 19th. The Hurricanes and Trojans will play each other at Frank Lorino Park starting at 4:15. All games are free and open to the public