Lewis County Herald - Serving Hohenwald, Lewis County Tennessee Since 1898

By Jason Fite
Contributing Sports Writer 

Lewis County Tennis vs. Fayetteville


April 15, 2021

The Lewis County Lady Panthers and Panthers tennis teams hosted matches with the Fayetteville Tigers on Thursday, April 8th at LCHS.

There were only two seeded matches for the girls’ teams on Thursday. In girl’s play, Lewis County’s number 1 Ryleigh Ruddle faced off with Fayetteville’s number 1 Emily Vaughn and Ruddle took the match by an 8-4 score. Neveah Walker played as Lewis County’s number 2 and took on Lady Tiger Gretchen Rutledge and won the 8-4 match. In doubles play, Ryleigh Ruddle and Amelia Davis took on Emily Vaughn and Gretchen Rutledge and the match was tied at 8 sets before the Lewis County duo of Ruddle and Davis took the tiebreaking set and the win 9 sets to 8.

Lewis County was 2-0 in singles play and 1-0 in doubles play. The Lady Panthers have a 12-9 record in singles and 3-5 record in doubles.

In boy’s play, Panthers’ number 1 seed Bryson Clayburn took on Tigers’ number 1 seed Jackson Bradford. Clayburn remained undefeated on the season with an 8-5 win. In the pairing of number 2 seeds, Lewis County’s Braden Powers lost to Fayetteville number 2 Vincent Buchannan 9-8 after dropping the tiebreaking set for the. In the matchup between number 3 seeds, it was Ethan Powers of Lewis County that took a loss to Isaac Wheeler of Fayetteville 8-4. In the final seeded match, Lewis County number 4 Caden Anderson faced Fayetteville’s Aiden Young and took an 8-5 match win. With the team matchup tied at 2 matches each, the number 1 seeds took the court to determine the winner of the match in team play. Number 1 seed Clayburn defeated Fayetteville’s number 1 Bradford 10-6 in the tiebreaker. In the doubles matchups on the boy’s side, Lewis County’s Bryson Clayburn and Braden Powers paired to face Jackson Bradford and Isaac Wheeler. The duo of Clayburn and Powers took the match back-and-forth match 8-6. Panthers Ethan Powers and Caden Anderson faced Vincent Buchannan and Aiden Young in the second doubles match and dropped the match to the Fayetteville pair 8-0.

Lewis County was 3-2 in singles play and 1-1 in doubles play. The Panthers are now 13-7 in singles and 6-2 in doubles.


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