Natchez tennis fall in playoffs to West Jones, 4-3

Published 12:00 am Thursday, April 20, 2017

The Natchez High School tennis team fell in a close contest to West Jones 4-3 in a playoff showdown Wednesday in a match played in Brookhaven.

Kirdis Clark won her singles match in easy fashion, taking down West Jones’ Emmy Scroggs 6-2, 6-0.

In No. 1 girls double action, Natchez’s Kelsey McNeal and Danyel Weir defeated Savana Shows and Eva Kip 6-3, 7-5.

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In No. 2 boys doubles, Raheem Givens and Larry Campbell edged out a tight match over Tanner Bullock and Logan Parker, 6-4, 4-6, 1-0.

However, the Bulldogs fell in No. 1 boys singles, No. 2 girls doubles, No. 1 boys doubles and mixed doubles.

Natchez ends the year with a 5-4 overall record.

Despite the loss, the Bulldogs will have several players making state tournament appearances next month..

Clark and Givens both advance to state in singles action, while Vincent Bonds and Carley McNealy advance in mixed doubles.

The tournament will take place on May 8-10 in Jackson.


MHSAA Class 5A playoffs

Opening Round


No. 1 Girls singles — Kirdis Clark (NHS) def. Emmy Scruggs 6-2, 6-0

No. 1 Girls doubles — Kelsey McNeal and Danyel Weir (NHS) def. Savana Shows and Eva Kip 6-3, 7-5

No. 2 Boys doubles — Raheem Givens and Larry Campbell (NHS) def. Tanner Bullock and Logan Parker 6-4, 4-6, 1-0

No. 1 Boys singles — Taylor Jeffcoat (WJHS) def. Vincent Bonds 6-2, 6-2

No. 2 Girls doubles — Haven Howell and Coby Holified (WJHS) def. Keari Hayes and Carlee McNealy 7-6, 2-6

No. 1 Boys doubles — Allen Folis and Cody Codey (WJHS) def. Amar Weir and Brandon Montgomer 6-1, 2-6

Mixed doubles — Sarah Hancock and Jack Taylor (WJHS) def. Donato Miller and Eboni Hill 6-1, 6-0


UP NEXT — Individual for state tournament May 8-10 in Jackson — Kirdis Clark (singles), Raheem Givens (singles), Vincent Bonds and Carlee McNealy (mixed doubles).