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A Season Interrupted – Boys Tennis

Each Bladen school was able to play a trio of tennis matches before the coronavirus shut down the season. East Bladen won all 3 of their matches, while shorthanded West Bladen was 0-3 when the season ended.

East Bladen

The Eagles opened their season with a 5-4 non-conference victory over Three Rivers Conference foe South Columbus. Seniors Jay McGill and Jake Evans and junior Jackson Bostic claimed Eagle victories in singles. Bostic teamed with junior Will Hester, and McGill and Evans paired up to win the deciding doubles matches.

East Bladen then defeated West Bladen 8-0 in a non-conference match. McGill, Bostic, Evans and Hester won singles matches on the court. Sophmore Lathan Waters and junior Hoyt Register were awarded singles victories by forfeit since the Knights only had 4 players.

In doubles play, Bostic and Hester won their match, and the team of Register and senior Reid Potter posted a victory in the final match.

The Eagles opened conference play with a 6-3 victory over Fairmont. McGill, Bostic, Evans, and Hester recorded victories as East Bladen built a 4-2 lead in singles play. The doubles teams of McGill and Evans and Bostic and Hester posted victories in doubles matches.

Seniors Jay McGill, Jake Evans, and Reid Potter completed their East Bladen careers.

West Bladen

The Knights were only able to field 4 players in their final 2 matches of the season. West Bladen seniors who finished their high school careers were: Logan Lewis, Tristen Sadler, and Gerardo Cristobal. The other member of the team was freshman Jose Coe-Reyes

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