Bryant tennis done after first day of conference tournament
The Bryant Hornets boys and girls tennis team competed in the 7A Central conference tournament on Monday at Burns Park Tennis Center, but the Hornets could not advance a player to the semifinals held today.
In girls singles play, senior Callie Hogancamp defeated Meg Bumpers 6-3, 6-1 of Mount St. Mary’s in the first round, and sophomore Whitney Butler beat Emma Baird of Cabot 6-3, 6-2 in the first round as well.
Senior Allie Hogancamp and junior Sara Lequieu teamed up in the girls doubles to defeat Joseph and Ayers of North Little Rock 6-2, 7-5 in first round action. Also in first round double, seniors Kristen Dudley and Autumn Rouse lost 6-0, 6-2 to Madeline Whitacre and Annie Carter of Mount St. Mary’s.
“All the girls matches are so very difficult,” Bryant Coach Steve Wilson said. “We all had a chance to win each one of them, but we also had a chance to lose. Fortunately, so far, we’ve three out of four in the girls.
Callie Hogancamp lost to Conway’s Alex Taylor 6-2, 6-1 in the quarterfinals, and Butler lost 6-0, 6-0 to Little Rock Central’s Lindsey Liles.
In the girls doubles quarterfinals, Allie Hogancamp and Lequieu lost 6-1, 6-0 to Central’s Trinity Randolph and Madison Schallhorn.
In boys singles, junior Cade Howard got a bye for the first round, but then lost 6-0, 6-1 to Robbie Powell of Conway in the quarterfinals. Junior Nick Ross lost to Kiran Chakka 6-0, 6-0 in first round.
In boys doubles, junior Dalton Lane and Lane Ricardo lost 6-0, 6-1 to Hicks and Majors of Cabot, and sophomore Noah Hargis and junior Spencer Sullivan were beaten by Central’s Smallings and Adams 6-1, 6-2. Both boys doubles play were first-round losses.