Fighting Tigers tennis beats Rams

Published 11:26 pm Saturday, April 25, 2009

RACELAND, Ky. — Eight was enough.

Using an 8-game pro set, the Ironton Fighting Tigers tennis team beat the Raceland Rams Wednesday 6-3.

Ironton won four of the six singles matches including Andrew Hicks over Chase Waddell 8-6, Heath Friend over Zach Nickles 6-2, Aaron Christian over Austin Woods 8-4 and Kenny Jenkins downed Ethan Holbrook 8-1.

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Ironton’s No. 2 singles player Steven Sinnott lost in a tough match to Steven Short 4-8, and No. 3 man Pat Parnell fell to Bronson Bush by an identical score.

In doubles play, Hicks and Sinnott teamed up to beat Waddle and Short 8-5 and the No. 3 team of Schylar Fields and Aaron Pettiford topped Lemaster and Woods 8-3.

Ironton’s No. 2 team of Michael Kennedy and Brice Roach lost a 4-8 battle to Nickles and Bush.

In an exhibition match, Parnell and Friend blitzed Ryan Short and Luke Porter 8-0.