By Carey Phillips


Smoky Mountain’s tennis team fell to 1-8 with three Mountain Seven Conference losses last week.

The Lady Mustangs dropped a doubleheader at West Henderson on Sept. 27 and lost at home to Pisgah the next day.

Because of the score and in the interest of time, the first match against West was singles only with the Lady Falcons winning all the matches for a 6-0 team victory. Results included:

#1 – Tori Knight over Addison Cowan 8-0.

#2 – Audrey Hood over Anneka Abbott 8-0.

#3 – Catherine Jones over Abigail Stanberry 8-1.

#4 – Jenna Watson over Emma Jutte 8-2.

#5 – Karsyn Andress over Allie Russotti 8-2.

#6 – Olivia Dietz over Rebecca Welch 8-0.

West swept all singles and doubles matches in the second contest for a 9-0 team win. Singles results included:

#1 – Knight over Abbott 8-0.

#2 – Hood over Cowan 8-1.

#3 – Jones over Jutte 8-0.

#4 – Andress over Stanberry 8-6.

#5 – Perci Moore over Russotti 8-3.

#6 – Emileigh Atkins over Jada Cortes 8-5.

Results of doubles matches included:

#1 – Knight and Jones over Abbott and Cowan 8-1.

#2 – Hood and Dietz over Jutte and Stanberry 8-1.

#3 – Sydney Foster and Kamryn Rumbough over Russotti and Cortes 8-6.

Pisgah won 7-2 at Mark Watson Park. Singles results included:

#1 – Sara Parrott (P) over Abbott 10-2.

#2 – Kennedy Barker (P) over Cowan 10-3.

#3 – Kara Mehaffey (P) over Stanberry 10-1.

#4 – Emma Jutte (S) over Kristi Shuford 10-8.

#5 – Asjaya Sutton (P) over Russotti 10-0.

#6 – Heather Robinson (P) over Cortes 10-3.

Results of doubles matches included:

#1 – Parrott and Mehaffey (P) over Abbott and Cowan 9-7.

#2 – Barker and Shuford (P) over Stanberry and Russotti 8-1.

#3 – Welch and Jutte (S) over Kathryn Belham and Emma Tiller 8-2.

“We had room for improvement from the first Pisgah match, and the girls did improve,” Coach Ashley Doolin said. “They are playing much more competitive tennis, and that’s encouraging.”

She noted that Jutte won her singles and doubles matches against Pisgah.

“She played really well,” Doolin said. “She missed a week of practice but has come back and worked really hard. She is very aggressive at the net in doubles. She extended her singles match with some long rallies.”

The coach noted that Cowan played well in both matches against West and against Pisgah.

“She has played really aggressive,” Doolin said. “She had some long rallies and played well in all three matches.

“Anneka and Abigail had long matches against West,” Doolin said. “We have coached the girls to have longer rallies. We are proud of both of them. The scores don’t do them justice.”