Going into a big showdown at Winfield last night (Thursday), the Ravenswood boys tennis team owned a perfect 4-0 record while the girls squad entered at 2-2.
The two programs of head coach Sam Hilton had home matches with Logan and St. Joe along with road encounters against Scott and Sissonville to start the season.
In a match April 4 with Scott, the Devils had an easy time of it by picking up six forfeits.
The only actual action on the court featured No. 1 singles player Max Hilton taking care of Evan Constant, 8-0.
The following day the Devils downed St. Joe, 6-1.
Hilton defeated Hayden Cooper, 8-1, in the No. 1 singles match. Ethan Rawson was a winner at No. 2 over Armaan Karimpour, 9-7. In the No. 3 singles matchup Mychal Boggs handed McKeon Reynolds an 8-3 setback. The No. 4 singles match was won by Devil Ryan Wratchford over Isaiah Meade, 8-4.
In doubles play, Hilton and Rawson won the No. 1 match, 8-3, while Boggs and Josh Mize captured the No. 2 match, 8-5.
The Devils enjoyed another team shutout against Logan on April 6.
Hilton was an 8-0 winner in the No. 1 singles match with Chase Ooten. Rawson downed Jackson Akers, 8-4, in the No. 2 match. At No. 3, Boggs registered a 9-7 victory against Luke Jeffrey. Wratchford beat Kolby Kinney, 8-2, in the No. 4 showdown.
Hilton and Rawson posted an 8-0 victory in No. 1 doubles, Boggs and Mize garnered an 8-5 win in No. 2 with Wratchford and Hunter Vankirk winning 8-5 in the No. 3 match.
Another 7-0 win for the Devils came this past Tuesday against Sissonville.
Hilton won his No. 1 singles match, 8-0, against Zach Blankenship. Rawson delivered an 8-1 No. 2 singles win over Dylan Crossmall. The No. 3 match saw Boggs win in shutout fashion, 8-0, against Jess Pridemore as did Wratchford in the No. 4 match over Corey Rogrer.
Hilton and Rawson teamed up for an 8-0 win in No. 1 doubles, Boggs and Mize picked up an 8-2 win in the No. 2 doubles match while Wratchford and Vankirk were shutout winners in the No. 3 doubles match.
Ravenswood opened with a 4-3 win over Scott.
No. 1 singles player Jillian Throneberry defeat Makaila West, 8-0 while Cassie Adkins won the No. 4 singles match by downing Kassidie Eplin, 8-3.
In doubles play, Throneberry and Skylar Varney won 8-1 in the No. 1 match with Tori Jones and Aspen Sheets taking an 8-6 victory in the No. 3 match.
Next for the Devil girls was a 5-2 loss to St. Joe.
Adkins was the lone singles winner, capturing the No. 4 match over Maggie Robinson, 8-6.
Ashley Wright and Sheets won the No. 4 doubles match, 8-6.
Ravenswood’s girls suffered a tough 7-0 loss to Logan the following day but rebounded to defeat Sissonville, 6-1, this past Tuesday.
Throneberry downed Kathy McClung, 8-3, in the No. 1 singles match. Annabelle Alfred won in the No. 3 showdown over Haylee Vaught, 8-0. Adkins captured an 8-3 win against Aflon Myers in the No. 4 singles match.
Throneberry and Varney won the No. 1 doubles match, 9-8 (7-3), Alfred and Sheridin Hinzman won 8-1 in the No. 2 match with Wright and Sheets taking the No. 3 battle, 8-1.