Fort Payne’s tennis teams defeated Hazel Green in a Class 6A, Section 8 dual at Fort Payne High School on Monday afternoon.
The Fort Payne boys earned a 7-2 win (5-1 in singles play; 2-1 in doubles). Meanwhile, the Fort Payne girls were victorious 5-4 (3-3 in singles; 2-1 in doubles).
On the boys’ side, David Allen Fischer and Julian Barber won 8-0 against Coleson Pack and Bo Ferguson in No. 3 doubles. Anthony Chhim and Austin Evans topped Ben Long and Aiden Ashley 8-3 in No. 2 doubles. Bryson Lyles and Shao Chen were defeated 8-5 against Eli Jones and Jacob Bates.
In boys singles, Lyles was defeated by Jones 8-2 in a No. 1 match. Chen won 8-1 against Bates at No. 2, Chhim bested Long 8-1 at No. 3, Evans downed Pack 8-0 at No. 4, Fischer won 8-2 against Ashley at No. 5 and Barber topped Ferguson 8-0 at No. 6.
For the Fort Payne girls, Jessica Simpson and Emilee Benefield won 8-6 against Moriah Ellett and Cameron Garner in No. 2 doubles, and Malia Edwards and Deborah Domingo defeated Akiya Garner and Sarah Bates 8-2 in No. 3 doubles. Anna Kate Akins and Monique Orozco took an 8-2 loss against Gracie Lynn Butler and Sasha Brant in No. 1 doubles.
In singles play, Butler won 8-0 against Akins at No. 1, Simpson was victorious 9-7 against Brant at No. 2, Ellett won an 8-8 tiebreaker (8-6) against Benefield at No. 3, Akiya Garner bested Orozco 8-6 at No. 4, Edwards won 8-3 against Cameron Garner at No. 5 and Domingo topped Ryley Hayes 8-5 at No. 6.
Fort Payne is scheduled to visit Gadsden City at 3:30 p.m. Thursday.