Warren Central falls in tennis playoffs

Published 11:35 am Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Northwest Rankin won five of the seven matches to beat Warren Central in a first round Class 6A team tennis playoff match Monday at Halls Ferry Tennis Courts.

The loss ends the Vikings season at 11-3. Northwest advanced to the 6A quarterfinals.

Warren Central got a straight sets win in No. 1 boys doubles as Marcus Renner and Jalen Daghler won 6-0, 6-4. The other point came from Lauren Pratt in girls singles, where she outlasted Northwest’s Isis Dawson 4-6, 6-2 (10-8).

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Northwest got wins in boys singles and No. 2 boys doubles to even the match.

WC’s mixed doubles pair of Darin Bhitka and Shelby Claire Liddell split sets against NWR’s Brittany DeCamp and Calder Cleary but lost the tiebreaker 10-7 to put the Cougars ahead 3-2.

Northwest then got a straight sets win in both girls doubles matches to gain the 5-2 final. WC’s Kaylee Kilgo and Elizabeth Wooten put up a battle in No. 1 girls doubles but fell to NWR’s Kelsey Shultz and Jennifer Smith 7-6, 6-4.

In No. 2 doubles, NWR’s Jamie Douglas and Harley Butler beat WC’s Katie Humphries and Rachel Rhett 6-0, 6-3.