Zie Tucker

The Warriors' Zie Tucker lines up a shot.

Once again, the Pontotoc Warriors are division tennis champions. PHS wrapped up the Division 2-4A title with a road win over Caledonia last Wednesday at the Magnolia Tennis Center in Columbus. The achievement runs the program's streak to an impressive eight consecutive division championships. 

The Warriors won 5-2 over the Feds.

In boys doubles, Russell Moorman and Blayze Haynes defeated Sam Yarbrough and Tamen Holley 6-0, 6-0, and Joseph Henry and Hollan Clowers won 6-2, 6-0 over Aden Thomas and Jordan Neyman. On the girls doubles courts, Brooke Chism and Caroline McAuley topped Kennedy Lambert and Abby Nodine 6-1, 6-0, and Brianna Ball and Caroline Howard beat Cooper Stanley and Gracie McBrayer 6-2, 6-0. At mixed doubles, Jaslyn Hopkins and John Metcalfe blanked Cassidy Brown and Caleb Loftis 6-0, 6-0.

"I'm very proud of everyone's effort this year," said Pontotoc head coach Kevin Morrow. "It all starts with winning your division. We are working towards making a good run in the playoffs. We have a good team at Pontotoc, but more than that we have great kids. I'm honored to be their coach."

In other action, Pontotoc fell 4-3 to Lafayette in a road match on Friday. In boys doubles, Henry and Clowers won 6-2, 6-1 over William Smith and Sam Case. McAuley and Chism defeated Sara Moore and Lucy Wilson 6-0, 6-2 in girls doubles, and Hopkins and John Metcalfe picked up a 6-0, 6-3 win over Cameron Barranco and Julie Moore in mixed doubles.

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