FALCONS TOO MUCH FOR GRISSOM TIGERS
The Florence Falcons men's and women's tennis teams headed to Huntsville to meet up with the Grissom Tigers in their last match before Spring Break. The wind was strong, but so was the Falcons’ spirit, as it proved to be a fruitful day in the win column. For the women, Martha Mitchener and Isabel Davis kicked things off with a 10-1 win at 1 doubles. Isabelle Vacik and Ella Coussons, who were subbing in for an injured Sophie, played well at 2 doubles, winning 10-4. Unfortunately, Grissom had some misfortune of their own, as one of their players on their 3 doubles team was not able to play through, meaning Camilla Harrison and Sarah Liles won via forfeit. This also meant Sarah Liles took a win via forfeit at number 5 singles. Martha Mitchener continued to do her job at 1 singles, winning 10-0. Isabel Davis looked poised at 2 singles, winning 10-2. Camilla Harrison easily rolled to a 10-1 victory at 6 singles. Isabelle Vacik would have to battle in her 3 singles match, but showed great resolve as she hung on to win 10-7. Ella Coussons played admirably at the 4 singles spot, but couldn’t quite get the win, falling 5-10.
For the men, it was much of the same in terms of wins, such as Brayden Austin and Slade Campbell winning 10-2 at 3 doubles. Jake Champion and Cohen Joiner held on at 2 doubles winning 10-5. At 1 doubles, Tai Do and Jack White fell down 3 games, but reeled off 10 straight to win 10-3. In singles, Slade Campbell won at the 6 spot 10-3. Brayden Austin captured a 10-4 win at 4 singles. Jake Champion played it close but came out on top at 3 singles 10-7. Jack White found a groove at 3 singles, winning 10-3. Tai Do found himself down at 1 singles and would furiously fight to come back, but came up just short 7-10. Cohen Joiner was the last match to finish, as he won 10-3 in 5 singles. This meant both teams finished with overall winning scores of 8-1. The Falcons will be off next week for Spring Break before returning to action in the last week of the regular season.
Come observe some Falcon Tennis after a relaxing vacation!