On Monday the Logan County Cougars and Russellville Panthers squared off in the spring’s first ‘Clash of the Cats’ event. The Cougars have taken all but one ‘Clash of the Cats’ match in all the sports this year. The Panthers tennis team was eager to take the school’s second ‘Clash’ victory.
But Logan County was quick to exert their dominance and slammed the door shut as the Cougars took the tennis match overall 10-1.
“I was a little nervous, first match since Spring break, and i knew everyone had been off for a while, but everyone came out real focused,” LCHS head coach Dan Duncan said. “Russellville tends to do that to you we tend to get more focused when we’re playing them. We just jumped on them early, we got nice little leads on them and on Monday we kind of kept it on and shut the door.”
With Russellville not fielding a girls team the match was an all guys match. Individual scores were Evan Harris defeating John David Reeves 6-2, 6-1; Dalton Gunderson defeating Will Oakley 8-1; Cory Jones defeating Chris Collier 8-5; Caleb Dawson defeating Travis McDaniel 8-0; Logan Johnson defeats Eli Higginbotham 8-0; Adam Wilkins defeats Jason Fox 8-2; and John Clayton of Russellville beating Milam Watkins 8-0.
The doubles results were Evan Harris and Dalton Gunderson defeating Will Oakley and Cameron Tisdale 8-2; Joe McGinnis and Will Cunningham beating Chris Collier and John David Reeves 8-2; Thomas Poole and Brennan Summers defeating Jeffrey Fox and Sam Cundiff 8-4; and Caleb Speck and Jordan Imlay beating Jason Fox and Eli Higginbotham 8-0.
The Russellville Panthers and Logan County Cougars will be hosting a joined invitational on Saturday morning at 10 am. The boys matches will be held at Logan County’s court and the girls matches will be at Russellville. University Heights, Clinton County, Cumberland County, Monroe County, and potentially Franklin-Simpson will be in attendance. This will be a good way for both teams to get ready for the regional tournament late next week.