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Alcovy, Eastside split on the tennis court
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COVINGTON - Trying to keep pace with the basketball and baseball matchups, the Eastside and Alcovy High tennis squads gathered on the court Thursday afternoon to determine bragging rights, this time with the rackets.

When the two teams met, it would be the Lady Eagles soaring high and the Alcovy boys running away with victories on their home turf.

In girls play, Eastside handed the Lady Tigers a sweep as all five matches were won.

"It was good region experience for us," said Alcovy head coach Marcia Johnson. "They may not (have) won, but they all played hard and the practice is going to hopefully pay off."

After a grueling two hour and 15 minute match, Qeiarra Johnson won 6-3, 5-7, 10-7 over Sherry Hall in number one singles action.

Lindy Steele won 6-1, 6-2 at number two singles over Alcovy's Regan Bowers. Alison Miller won 6-0, 6-1 over Lea McDonald at number three singles.

In doubles play, Eastside's Hailey Jones and Sierra Petree won 6-2, 6-3 over Alora Fuller and Mary Wright at number one doubles.

Mary Anne Farrow and Nada Sedyame followed with 6-1, 6-4 wins over Maycee Smith and Cassie Turner to complete the sweep.

During boys play, the Tigers were able to pull out a 4-1 victory, winning all but number two doubles.

"Our goal was to win 50 percent of our region matches and right now we are 2-2," said Alcovy head coach Troy Davis. "It's always nice to beat your crosstown rival, and it's to our advantage to play these pressure matches early in the season."

Alcovy number one singles player Kyle Jackson won 6-0, 6-0 against Luke Gilbert.

Brandon Tisdale won 6-3, 4-6, 10-6 over Jake Reinstra at number two singles. Aaron Fowler pulled out a 5-7, 6-4, 12-10 victory over Sam Beckworth at number three singles.

In doubles action Michael Hildebrand and Zach Bowers won 6-1, 6-1 over Josh Miller and Varn Cunningham at number one singles.

For the Eagles, their lone victory came at number two doubles as Zach Garrett and A.J. Marks pulled out a 7-5, 7-5 win over Linden Gonzalez and Miguel Wood.

Alcovy will next visit Cedar Shoals at 4 p.m. Tuesday. Eastside will travel to Salem at 4 p.m. Tuesday.