Jackets split with Panthers in tennis action

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By Goose Lindsay

The Kingston Yellow Jackets tennis team ran their season record to 5-2 Monday afternoon with a 7-2 victory at Stone Memorial.

The news wasn’t as good for the Lady Jackets as they dropped a 6-3 decision to the Lady Panthers to fall to 2-5 overall on the season.


Kingston won five of six in singles and two of three in doubles to notch the 7-2 victory.

Kingston’s Brandon Griffis easily disposed of Stone Memorial’s Mark Brown in the No. 1 match-up, 8-2. The best game of the day came in the No. 2 match when Kingston’s Quint Gasque knocked off Tyler Yoder, 9-7.

Stone Memorial’s only win in singles came in the No. 3 match as Trent Campbell defeated Chris Merryman, 8-1.

Kingston would take the No. 4 and 5 matches as Timothy Smith beat Parker Hall, 8-4, while Grant Ladd beat Steven Tung, 8-1. Colby Robinson also won a match for Kingston with a forfeit.

There were two matches played in doubles with both ending in scores of 8-6. Kingston’s Griffis and Gasque defeated Brown and Yoder, while the Panther duo of Campbell and Hall knocked off Merryman and Smith.

Ladd and Robinson won  with a forfeit.


Stone Memorial proved more than Kingston could handle as the Lady Panthers won four matches in singles and two in doubles for the 6-3 victory.

Kingston’s wins in singles came with Amanda Leachman defeating Peyton Franklin, 8-4, and Tiffany Rich knocking off Abi Wrightman, 8-6.

Lauren Nellis, Gabrielle Miller, Presley Dowker and Erin Theodeau all suffered setbacks for the Lady Jackets in singles. Miller’s match was the closest of the day as she dropped a 9-7 decision to Tori Harris.

 Kingston’s win in doubles came with Dowker and Theodeau picking up a 9-7 victory over Brown and Wrightman. The team of Nellis and Leachman along with the duo of Miller and Rich each suffered 8-1 defeats.