The Crossett tennis team hosted Hambug and Camden last week and Hampton on Monday.

In the match against Hamburg all but one of the Crossett girls won their single matches and both the CHS girls and boys went undefeated in doubles.

Jenna Cate Roberts and Allie Thurman played Isabella Mondragon and Chandler Norsworthy from Hamburg. Leah Dickerson teamed up with Helena Rawlings to face Hamburg girls, Mallory Rial and Lindsey Lloyd.

On the boys team, Carson McDonald paired with Griffin Courson to beat Hamburg pair Walker Davis and Carson Clark. Andrew McDonald and Granter Roberson teamed up to play Hamburg boys Ahian Jackson and Jaron West.

Their coach Grant Collins said he was very proud of the way they played on Thursday and that he sees improvement from some of the players.

“My players that just started last year have showed major improvenments and I am anxious to see them continue to get better,” Collins said.

In the matchup against Camden, both the boys team and girls team went undefeated.

The girls played five singles matches and three doubles matches. The boys played only three singles matches.

“They played as good as anyone could have asked,” Collins said.

On Monday, the CHS tennis teams hosted Hampton.

The girls team won their singles matches, but lost in doubles.

The boys didn’t play any double matches, but won one singles match and lost one.

Coach Collins said that Hampton was a small team with only two guys and six girls so not everyone got to play, but that the match was great practice for Crossett.

Jayden Thurmon and Mary-Kate Armstrong played the only two single girls matches. Allie Thurmon teamed up with Roberts for the first doubles match and Dickerson paired with Rawlings for the second.

McDonald and Grant Roberson played the only two boys singles matches. Roberson won his match, but Mcdonald fell to Joseph Grant of Hampton.

“It was more challenging than we expected, but we played very well,” Collins said.

Collins said he is very excited for the season and overall has a great group of athletes.

“This group of seniors is awesome to watch, and you can tell that they are very close to one another and have a great time,” Collins said.

The tennis team will travel to South Arkansas University on Sept. 9 to face Magnolia and Hamburg in a tri-match and on Sept. 10 they will travel to Monticello to face the Billies. The team will not play at home again until Sept. 19 when they host Smackover.

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