Tennis teams roll past Ben Russell

Buzz Staff

The Chelsea High School boys and girls tennis teams both earned victories during Thursday’s home matches against Benjamin Russell.

The teams won by identical 8-1 scores. The Hornets boys and girls both won five out of six singles matches, then swept the three doubles matches.

Winning singles matches for the girls’ team were Ellie Burchell (8-5), Carley Harris (8-3), Emily Williams (8-1), Carlen Bazzell (8-0), and Maddie O’Neal (8-2). The three doubles matches were swept by the teams of Burchell and Carter (8-5), Harris and Emily Williams (8-4), and Bazzell and Lindsay Howard (8-3).

Victorious in singles matches for the boys team were Sam Barrett (8-2), Bailey McKinney (8-5), Ben Barrett (8-0), Burton Baldwin (8-1), and Mason Barnett (8-2). Sam Barrett and McKinney led the group claiming wins in doubles by earning an 8-2 victory. Dalton Odom and Ben Barrett (9-8 in a tiebreak) and Alex Foshee and Nate Williams (8-1) also won in doubles.


Both teams will play home games next week against Thompson. The girls will host the Warriors on Tuesday, while the boys will play on Wednesday.