CLARKSBURG – The inexperienced Buckhannon-Upshur Lady Buc tennis team came out of the Big 10 Conference championships without a victory, but head coach Jason Rock is still seeing improvement from his team.
“The girls have gotten a lot better this year but still have a long way to go,” remarked Rock.
Malia Bowers at No. 4 singles had the best singles showing for the Lady Bucs dropping an 8-5 decision to Philip Barbour’s Mauren Miller.
Bowers, along with teammate Madelyn Frye, had the best double outings for B-U at No. 2 losing an 8-5 verdict to Fairmont Senior’s Clara Deskins and Amilia Tillema.
“I was most pleased with Malia's play at singles,” stated Rock. “She played a very tight match until the last few games. Malia and Madelyn are also continuing to play better and better as a doubles team and are getting closer to their first win.”
Bridgeport won the team title with 22 points while Lincoln was runner-up with 18 points.
The Lady Bucs were slated to play University and Morgantown at home this week.
They will prepare for the Region I Championships beginning on Thursday.
1. Bridgeport 22; 2. Lincoln 18; 3. Lewis County 15; 4. North Marion 14; 5. (tie) Fairmont Senior and East Fairmont 7; 7. Robert C. Byrd 5; 8. Philip Barbour 4; 9. Liberty 4; 10. Elkins 3; 11. Grafton 1; 12. Buckhannon-Upshur 0.
LADY BUC RESULTS
No. 1 – Autumn Cutright
First Round – Lost to Sophie Brager (RCB), 8-1
No. 2 – Alexa Davis
First Round – Lost to Meranda Merrilll (Lib.), 8-1
No. 3 – Madelyn Frye
First Round – Lost to Mimi Ferguson (PB), 8-1
No. 4 – Malia Bowers
First Round – Lost to Mauren Miller (PB), 8-5
No. 1 – Cutright/Davis
First Round – Lost to Izzy Johnson/Meranda Merrill (Lib.), 8-1
No. 2 – Frye/Bowers
First Round – Lost to Clara Deskins/Amilia Tillema (FS), 8-5
No. 3 – Lainey Rowan/Tori Adams
First Round – Lost to Kylie Burke/Robey Holler (Bport), 8-1.
Big 10 Conference Championships
No. 1 – Emily Lybarger (Lewis County)
No. 2 – Madison Merill (Liberty)
No. 3. Chloe Stear (Bridgeport)
No. 4 – Raquel Taylor (North Marion)
No. 1 – Viginia Noone/Danielle Hart (Bridgeport)
No. 2 – Lea Barker/Raquel Taylor (North Marion)
No. 3 – Kylie Burke/Robey Holler (Bridgeport)