SCHS boys’ tennis team sweeps to opening victory

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By Josh Cook

The Shelby County boys’ tennis team began its season with a 5-0 sweep of visiting Carroll County on Thursday at Clear Creek Park.

Junior Ethan Russell led the way for the Rockets with a 6-2, 6-0 victory at No. 1 singles. At No. 1 doubles junior Doug Martin and freshman Jeron Russell teamed up for a 6-0, 6-1 victory.

Shelby County, which played at Trimble County on Tuesday, plays at North Oldham today.



Visiting Carroll County edged the Shelby County girls’ tennis team 3-2 in the Rockets’ season-opener on Thursday at Clear Creek Park.

Shelby County’s victories came from junior Hailey Coffey, who won at No. 2 singles 6-3, 6-1, and the No. 1 doubles team of Rachel Dove and Yohari Salama, who outlasted their Panther counterparts in three sets – 6-4, 4-6, 11-9. 

The Rockets host Frankfort on Friday.