By Ronald Frazier
Both the girls’ and boys’ Glenwood tennis teams had their winning streaks snapped as competition for region resumed for the week of March 12-16. The week started with a match with Fort Dale on March 12. The boys dominated the Eagles with a 6-1 victory but the Lady Eagles handed the Lady Gators their second loss of the season, 6-1.
In the boys match, Kincaid Foster lost for the only Fort Dale point. Foster made up for that when he teamed with Mason Stickles to win at No. 1 doubles for a Glenwood point.
Chase Pennington and Max Rosso won their doubles as well as their singles and Stickles also added a point with his victory. New No. 5 Jase Tillery also won his first singles match for a Gator point.
In the girls’ 6-1 loss, the only win was by Katie Jones at No. 1 singles for the Lady Gators.
The next day, Glenwood played region opponent Springwood and the boys took their second loss while the girls won their dual match. Both matches featured the identical 4-3 score.
Jones and Georgia Denzik won their doubles while Jones, Carson Smith and Cassi Caughey won their singles to give Glenwood their four points. In the boys’ 4-3 loss, Pennington and Rosso won their No. 2 doubles match and Foster and Rosso won their two singles matches for Glenwood’s three points against the Wildcats.
The Gators and Lady Gators then battled Pike and again it was a split dual match. The boys won easily, 6-1 while the girls lost by a 5-2 mark. Tillery was moved up in the line-up in the boys’ match and lost at No.3, the only point the Gators gave up. Meanwhile Katie Jones played a key role for the Lady Gators as she and Denzik again won their doubles match and Jones then got a second point with a win at No. 1 singles.
Both teams will not return to action until the week of March 26 when they will play Morgan Academy, last year’s 2017 girls co-champion and March 27 for two matches, both region matchups, playing Lee Scott and Northside Methodist of Dothan at the Cliff Farrar Tennis Center.
The girls are now 8-3 on the year and the boys are 8-2.