A doubles team that usually doesn't team together pulled out one of the Searcy Lions' three victories Thursday against Cabot after Searcy honored its 12 seniors at their final home match of the season.

The boys lost overall 3-4 to the visiting Panthers, but with his normal doubles team partner, Landon Hambrick, sidelined in a walking boot, senior Caleb Robinson found success with substitute Bo Simpson, also a senior, against Cabot's Keller Ringgold and Chase Smith.

In the first game, Robinson and Simpson got the early 30-love lead, but then Ringgold and Smith battled back to make it 30-30. The Searcy doubles team then scored the next two points to go up 1-0.

Smith and Ringgold made short work of the next game, though, only allowing the Searcy team a point to tie the match at 1-1.

Robinson and Simpson jumped out to a 40-love lead in the next game, and although Ringgold and Smith cut it to 40-30, the Searcy duo finished it off to go up 2-1. Then, they won the next two games to build a 4-1 lead.

Ringgold and Smith were not going away though. Double faults hurt Searcy in the next two games giving Ringgold and Smith easy points and allowing them to pull within 4-3.

However, Simpson and Robinson didn't allow a point in the next game before missing a chance to finish off their opponents by losing at deuce to make it 5-4.

In the final game, Robinson and Simpson only allowed Cabot a point on the first serve before rolling to the 6-4 set victory

Holt Watson and Zach Killins added a 6-1 doubles victory, while Isaac Covington gave Searcy its only singles victory, 6-4 over Preston Harmon.

The Lady Lions had a rough day as they were swept 6-0 by Cabot, losing in both singles and doubles matches.

(1) comment

jkillins

Thanks for the article! It was a beautiful day and the kids had fun! Now on to the Conference Tourney in Jonesboro Monday& Tuesday!

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