Thomasville tennis splits match with Cairo

Feb. 27—THOMASVILLE — Thomasville tennis welcomed the Cairo Syrupmakers on Monday evening as the Thomasville girls took the win, while the Cairo boys secured a closer victory. This was the first time that Thomasville has met Cairo on the tennis court in several years, a fact that excited the Thomasville team.

"We're definitely looking forward to this match," said Bulldogs head tennis coach Hannah Edwards before the match. "It should be pretty good competition. I think both teams are pretty well balanced teams, so we are looking at some good competition today."

Cairo won their boys match 3-2 over Thomasville. The Bulldogs won their number two doubles match, but took the loss in the number one doubles. Despite pushing it to three sets, the team of Charles Curles and Monquarius Williams snatched the win for the Syrupmakers.

Thomasville number one singles player Wesley Montgomery was able to win his match against Cairo's Jacob Bennett, but Cort Lauder and Andrew Cumbaa were able to secure victories in the two and three singles matches.

The Thomasville girls were very successful against the Syrupmakers, winning all of their matches to take the overall win 5-0. The Bulldogs two and three singles players Ruby Do and Kamryn Shokat both took wins in just two sets. Shokat gave up just three points in her two sets. Number one THS singles player Ella Rodd was pushed to three sets by Cairo's Shimei Duevanhage, but won the second and third set to get a win for the Bulldogs.

Thomasville's girls won both of their doubles matches. Caroline Still and Regan Gibson took their match in two sets, while Anna Shokat and Trinity Do broke a 1-1 tie in the third set to secure the sweep for the Bulldogs.