By Eric R. Wallace
COVINGTON - The Alcovy High tennis squads split with crosstown rival Eastside on the road in a sub-region matchup Tuesday with the Lady Eagles knocking off the Lady Tigers, 5-1, and the Alcovy boys finishing with a 4-2 victory.
In girls competition, Lindy Steele took the No.1 singles after beating Regan Bowers 5-2, 6-1 to open the festivities with Eastside posting their first win of the day.
Not to be outdone, senior Qeiarra Johnson outlasted Mary Wright 6-0, 6-2 to give Eastside its second of the afternoon.
"We made a good showing today," Johnson said. "It's always good to win especially against a region opponent."
Alison Miller and Alora Fuller faced off in the third singles match, with Miller serving up a 6-3, 6-3 win for the Lady Eagles' third match victory.
In the No. 1 doubles matches, the Lady Eagles dominated after Sierra Petree and Hailley Jones defeated Lea McDonald and Ashley Alvarez in both sets 6-2, 6-1.
The final set ended in a 12-10 tiebreaker with Petree and Jones prevailing, giving Eastside yet another match victory.
In No.2 doubles action, it ended with Alcovy getting its only win of the day as Kimberly Rary and Jordan Shell defeated Maryanne Ferguson and Nada Sedyame 6-1, 1-6.
The Lady Eagles thus ended with a 5-0 victory.
In boys action, Alcovy's Kyle Jackson took both sets 6-1, 6-1 over Mike Rienstra.
In No.2 singles, Brandon Tisdale and Eastside's Luke Gilbert split 6-1, 6-2.
Alcovy's Michael Hilderbrand (7-5) and Jake Bray (6-0) competed, eventually splitting sets in number three singles.
Eastside's Josh Miller and John Cunningham split 6-3, 4-6 in No.1 doubles action against Zach Bowers and Aaron Fowler.
In No. 2 doubles, A.J. Marks and Chris Elliott played Miguel Wood and Linden Gonzalez ending with split sets, 7-5. Alcovy posted a love-five victory to end the match and give the Tigers a 5-2 region win.