Chapmanville Middle School tennis easily beats LMS
by Paul Adkins
CHAPMANVILLE — The Chapmanville Middle School tennis teams improved to 5-1 on the season as the Tigers breezed past Logan Middle School at the Logan High School tennis courts on Wednesday evening.
The match was a battle between brothers as Chapmanville is coached by Chris Kidd and LMS by his brother Bryan Kidd.
“We came out and played really well tonight against Logan,” CMS coach Chris Kidd said. “That was probably as well as we’ve all played together this season. I think we are starting to find our groove. A lot of these matches have been stressful early on because we know we are facing a good team every time we walk on the court, but tonight their nerves seemed to be more in check. Some of these kids know each other so I think that makes it easier. But we had a great time hosting Logan. They have really good kids and I’m proud of how both teams had a great time together.”
Chapmanville’s Cassidy Lewis (No. 1), Abby Marcum (No. 2), Hali Baldwin (No. 3) and Myla Bryant (No. 4) all won in singles action. Allison Evans of Logan also won a doubles match.
In girls’ doubles Lewis and Marcum won, Baldwin and Bryant won, Richelle Thompson and Sara Lambert won, Samantha Williams and Myka Veres won and Lambert and Williams also prevailed. Bryant and Lambert, Williams and Baldwin, Thompson and Marcum and Veres and Thompson also took wins for CMS in doubles.
In the boys’ match, Chapmanville No. 1 Brycen Kuenzel was victorious. In doubles, Josh Miller and Austin Hanshaw got wins as well as the teams of D.J. Conley and Preston Dingess and Hanshaw and Dingess. Kuenzel teamed with Lewis to win a mixed doubles match and Miller teamed with Veres to win another mixed doubles match.
“These boys have come a long way under tough circumstances,” Chris Kidd said. “Brycen is my only boy to have been around for three years and he has been helpful in getting the others to fall in line. I love the spirit he brings to the game and how hard he works at it. He thinks his way through matches a lot better than he did when he was younger and I think he will make an immediate impact at the high school level.”
CMS was scheduled to travel to Parkersburg’s Erickson Tennis Center on Saturday to play Edinson Middle School and Blennerhassett.
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