The Benton Girl Panthers doubles tennis duos are heading to the 5A State Match Monday at Lakeside Excessive College after each making it to the semifinals of the 5A South Convention Match this previous Tuesday and Wednesday, once more at Lakeside in Scorching Springs.
Benton seniors Emma Browning and Elly Edmonson, and senior Emma Younger and junior Lily Jessen each made it the semis to achieve Monday’s state tourney.
Browning and Edmonson would defeat White Corridor’s Owings and Davies 6-4, 6-2 within the first spherical Tuesday earlier than taking down Sheridan’s Mayberry and Szefilinski 6-3, 7-5. The senior duo would run into Lakeside’s Cowen and Lengthy, the eventual 5A South doubles champs, within the semis, falling 1-6, 0-6.
Younger and Jessen would additionally cruise within the first spherical, downing Scorching Springs doubles duos Judkins and Arellano 6-1, 6-1, whereas additionally defeating Texarkana’s Harvey and Smith within the quarters, once more 6-1, 6-1. The Benton duo would battle within the semis, profitable the primary set 6-3 towards Lakeside’s Francioni and Wooden, however would drop 2-6 and 4-6 selections for an all Lakeside last.
The Benton doubles boys would additionally get first-round wins at convention Tuesday, however would get overwhelmed within the quarters and didn’t qualify for state. Benton’s Chase Musser and Tyler Dixon acquired off to a sluggish begin towards Lake Hamilton’s Spruill and Grisham, falling 2-6 within the first set, however got here again to say 6-2, 6-2 selections for the win. However, Musser and Dixon went up towards the eventual South champs, Lakeside’s Cornelian and Tipton, falling 0-6, 0-6 in straight units.
Senior Blake Sterling and Trevor Tucker additionally acquired a 6-0, 6-0 first-round win over Sheridan’s Hyatt and Shaw, however Lake Hamilton’s Robinson and Condley tripped the Panther duo up 1-6, 2-6 within the quarterfinals.
In boys South singles motion, Benton senior Noah Koch earned a first-round win, 6-0, 6-2, over Scorching Springs’ Landon Samples earlier than falling in an in depth one to Lake Hamilton’s Peter Bobnar (3-6, 6-4, 4-6).
In women singles, senior Chloe Hamilton picked up a win over White Corridor’s Mary Caroline Smykla earlier than falling to Lakeside’s Julia Malone, the 5A South singles champ, 1-6, 1-6.
Benton’s Brayden Younger would fall 1-6, 0-6 to Texarkana’s Ryan Wardlaw within the first spherical, whereas on the ladies singles facet, Paisley Hopkins fell 1-6, 5-7 to White Corridor’s Dyla Dadlani within the opening match.