Fortunately, they did not count in the Region 1-AAAAAA standings.

The Colquitt County tennis teams traveled to Douglas on Thursday and dropped a pair of matches to Coffee High.

The two teams will meet again on Tuesday at Packer Park, where the results will count in the standings.

The Colquitt County boys were 7-3 overall going into their Thursday match, but, playing without starters Jeremy Johnson and Cody Jenkins, the Packers fell 0-5.

“I knew we were down two players and Coffee is definitely strong,” boys coach Chris Naquin said. “But, no, I didn’t expect this.”

Lance Shealy played No. 1 singles and fell 1-6, 3-6. Jack Holloway played No. 2 singles and lost 1-6, 1-6. At No. 3 singles, Drew Davis fell 3-6, 3-6.

Nick Mobley and Nick Nichols again played together at No. 1 doubles, but fell in straight set 3-6, 6-7(6-8).

Owen Harrell and George Zeanah played No. 2 doubles and fell 1-6, 5-7.

“We hope to be at full force on Tuesday,” Naquin said of his Packers, who are now 7-4 overall and 2-0 in the region.

The Colquitt County girls won only at No. 2 doubles and lost to the Lady Trojans 1-4.

At No. 1 singles, Conley Ward fell to Hannah Greene, 3-6, 5-7; Haley Trebony lost to Lee Williams, 4-6, 1-6 at No. 2 singles; and Shianna Corley lost to Holly Vaughn 2-6, 3-6 at No. 3 singles.

At No. 1 doubles, Anna Barber and Shelby Thomas lost to Sierra Childers and Amanda Thomas, 1-6, 7-6(7-4), 3-6.

Desirae Cash and Rachel Bostick won at No. 2 doubles 7-5, 6-4 over Cori Henris and Catherine Evans.

The Lady Packers played without No. 3 singles player Courtney Terrell.

“Shianna did a good job stepping in,” Coach Holly Lewis said.

Lewis said the team sees what it needs to do to get a victory when it meets the Lady Trojans again next week.

She also said she likes the performance of Bostick and Cash at No. 2 doubles.

The Lady Packers fall to 5-6 overall. They are 1-1 in the region.

Both the boys and girls teams begin play today in the Viking Invitational in Valdosta.

The Packers will face Brantley County at 3:30 pm. today at the Valdosta State University courts.

The Lady Packers will play at 5 p.m. at McKey Park.

The tournament will continue on Saturday.


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