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Fort Dale tennis teams win final matches leading to state tourney

The Fort Dale Academy tennis teams played Prattville Christian Academy in Montgomery at Lagoon Park on April 9. The FDA girls’ team won their match 7-0 and the FDA boys’ team won their match 6-1.

Individual match results were as follows:

Varsity Girls Singles Matches:

No. 1 seed: Lauren Poole def. Madison Weaver 8-1

No. 2 seed: Elizabeth Dunklin def. Emily Taylor 8-1

No. 3 seed: Anne Matthews def. Amanda Pitts 8-1

No. 4 seed: Taylor Autrey def. Savannah Hamilton 8-0

No. 5 seed: Caroline Dunklin def. Katie Till 8-1

Varsity Girls Doubles Matches:

No. 1 team: Lauren Poole and Elizabeth Dunklin def. M. Weaver and S. Hamilton 8-2

No. 2 team: Anne Matthews and Taylor Autrey def. A. Pitts and E. Taylor 8-0

Varsity Boys Singles Matches:

No. 1 seed: Sean McKeague def. Simon Bryson 8-5

No. 2 seed: Daniel Hall Autrey def. Joe Pearman 8-2

No. 3 seed: Matthew Butts lost to Joseph Hamilton 7-9

No. 4 seed: Matt Langford def. Cody Lease 8-0

No. 5 seed: Perry Singleton def. Ben Champion 8-1

Varsity Boys Doubles Matches:

No. 1 team: Sean McKeague and Matthew Butts def. Bryson and Hamilton 8-6

No. 2 team: D.H. Autrey and Matt Langford def. Pearman and Champion 8-3

The FDA tennis teams then played Tuscaloosa Academy in Tuscaloosa at Bowers Park on April 13 with the girls winning 7-0 and the boys losing 1-6.

Individual match results were as follows:

Varsity Girls Singles Matches:

No. 1 seed: Lauren Poole def. Anna McKenzie 3-6, 6-2, 6-0

No. 2 seed: Elizabeth Dunklin def. Ashley Shamblin 6-4, 6-1

No. 3 seed: Anne Matthews def. Mollie Beth Wallace 6-2, 6-2

No. 4 seed: Taylor Autrey def. Celia Gatewood 6-0, 6-1

No. 5 seed: Caroline Dunklin def. Roxanne Meczel 6-2, 6-1

Varsity Girls Doubles Matches:

No. 1 team: Lauren Poole and Elizabeth Dunklin def. A. Shamblin and M.B. Wallace 8-3

No. 2 team: Anne Matthews and Taylor Autrey def. A. McKenzie and C. Gatewood 8-2

Varsity Boys Singles Matches:

No. 1 seed: Sean McKeague lost to Paul Hahn 1-6, 0-6

No. 2 seed: Daniel Hall Autrey lost to Dennis Seitz 0-6, 0-6

No. 3 seed: Matthew Butts lost to Stefan Swindoll 7-6, 0-6, 0-6

No. 4 seed: Matt Langford lost to Victor Menczel 2-6, 0-6

No. 7 seed: David Hines def. Grant McAllister 6-2, 6-1

Varsity Boys Doubles Matches:

No. 1 team: Sean McKeague and David Hines lost to P. Hahn and D. Seitz 2-8

No. 2 team: D.H. Autrey and Matt Langford lost to Swindoll and Menczel 2-8

The Fort Dale Academy tennis teams played Morgan Academy in Greenville at Beeland Park on April 14 to wrap up the home season. The girls won 5-2 and the boys won 4-3.

Individual match results were as follows:

Varsity Girls Singles Matches:

No. 1 seed: Lauren Poole def. Rachel Sherrer 7-5, 6-1

No. 2 seed: Elizabeth Dunklin lost to Caroline Sherrer 1-6, 3-6

No. 3 seed: Anne Matthews def. Shelby Moore 7-5, 2-6, 6-3

No. 4 seed: Taylor Autrey def. Laura Talton 6-2, 6-1

No. 5 seed: Caroline Dunklin def. Sarah Reeves 6-4, 6-3

Varsity Girls Doubles Matches:

No. 1 team: Lauren Poole and Elizabeth Dunklin def. R. Sherrer and L. Talton 6-7, 6-2, 6-4

No. 2 team: Anne Matthews and Taylor Autrey lost to C. Sherrer and S. Moore 6-7, 4-6

Varsity Boys Singles Matches:

No. 1 seed: Sean McKeague def. Reed Stewart 6-3, 6-3

No. 2 seed: Daniel Hall Autrey def Walt Simpson 7-6, 6-3

No. 3 seed: Matthew Butts lost to Jody Glover 2-6, 1-6

No. 4 seed: Matt Langford lost to Hain Beers 4-6, 4-6

No. 5 seed: Perry Singleton def. Hunter Henson 3-6, 6-4, 7-5

Varsity Boys Doubles Matches:

No. 1 team: Sean McKeague and Matthew Butts def. R. Stewart and W. Simpson 6-7, 6-2, 7-5

No. 2 team: D.H. Autrey and Matt Langford lost to J. Glover and H. Beers 3-8

Note: For match scoring purposes, the top 5 singles and top 2 doubles matches are the only matches which apply.

Both teams traveled to Lagoon Park in Montgomery earlier this week for the state tournament. Look for results in an upcoming edition of The Advocate.