“We’re getting better. Our veteran boys doubles players are playing with freshmen this year and our girls are pretty young,” said Spalding head coach Greg Crawford, who celebrated his birthday Tuesday.
The Lady Jags (4-0 overall, 2-0 region) swept Eagle’s Landing, with No. 1 singles player Elizabeth Turner winning 8-0, No. 2 singles Emily Peek won 8-1 and No. 3 singles Melissa Kingsley won 8-0. The No. 1 doubles team of Mackenzie King and Laura Ann Mabbett won 9-7 and the No. 2 doubles team of B. Dallas and Sara Peek won 8-3.
For the Jags (2-2 overall, 2-0 region), No. 1 singles player Cecil Spear won 8-2, No. 2 singles Casey Chafin won 8-0 and No. 3 singles Kyle Spencer lost 6-8. The No. 1 doubles team of Colby Willis and Bobby Peek lost 6-8, but the No. 2 doubles tandem of Greg Mason and Thomas Skinner saved the day for the Spalding boys, winning 8-0 to get the match victory.
“This was great for us to get another region win under our belts,” said Spear, a senior. “We need all the region wins we can get to keep up with Woodward Academy. We’re trying our best to hang with them.”
Spalding faces Woodward on April 7 on the road in a makeup game from an earlier rainout. Other makeup games will be March 17 against Lamar County (at SHS) and April 1 at Locust Grove.