Somerset Christian tennis opens season with victories

Mar. 16—After a rainy start to varsity tennis, the Somerset Christian Cougars were finally able to get their regular season started this past week. In preparation for the season, they traveled down to Corbin to face the Redhounds. Though it was a loss, the exhibition was still fruitful for the Cougars, improving on last year's matchup against Corbin. Both boys and girls dropped 4-5.

On Tuesday, Somerset Christian headed north to face the Lincoln County Patriots. Caleb Taylor, Isaac Edens, Jacob Grippe, Nikas Thannoli and Alex Hancock all pulled down wins, resulting in a 7-2 success for the boys. Kyler "Big Dance" Johnson remains on the sidelines with a knee injury suffered in preseason training. On the ladies' side, Rae Sobieck, Hayden Webb, Mayah Edens and Chloe Brown all commanded wins, buying them a 6-3 victory. It should be noted that Chloe Brown is a seventh grader and these were her first varsity wins (doubles and singles).

After a Wednesday off, the Cougars were back in action downtown at the Briar Patch. The boys worked hard, pulling off an impressive 9-0 sweep, only letting up 9 out of 71 games played. The girls like to see their coach sweat. Though they pulled out a victory, it was a close 3-2 win. The doubles teams of Rae Sobieck/Hayden Webb and Mayah Edens/Chloe Brown held those points and Rae Sobieck clinched with a singles win over Emi Ford. Somerset Christian heads to Nicholasville Monday to face the Jaguars of East Jessamine, followed by Tuesday at Pulaski and Thursday at Wayne.