HCHS girls win as part of split against Barbourville


Chris Jones

Harlan County’s Abigail Gaw, pictured in action earlier this season, was a winner against Barbourville in both single and doubles as the Lady Bears won 8-1.

The Harlan County High School tennis teams split matches against Barbourville, 8-1 in the girls competition and losing 5-4 in boys action.
“After the long event we had yesterday, our girls kicked it into a higher gear and played very well against Barbourville,” Harlan County coach Caleb Bailey said. “Our boys hit a tough spot in some matches and ultimately it cost us. We had some big wins on both sides today and we are improving each day. Even when someone loses, there is experience gained which ultimately helps us in future matches. I’m very impressed with how our girls team is growing. Overall today was a good day of tennis for our program.”


Lindsay Hall (HC) was defeated by Sarah Smith (BV) 3-8
Abigail Gaw (HC) defeated Paige Smith (BV) 8-3
Jaya Wilhelmy (HC) defeated Emily Bingham (BV) 8-0
Laura Ball (HC) was defeated by Reece Corey (BV) 8-3
Jaya Wilhelmy (HC) defeated Reagan Brewer (BV) 8-0
Abigail Gaw (HC) defeated Emily Gray (BV) 8-0

Hall/Gaw (HC) defeat Paige/Reece (BV) 8-1
Ball/Wilhelmy (HC) defeat Smith/Meridah (BV) 8-3

Harlan County girls defeat Barbourville 8-1


Sawyer Cornett (HC) was defeated by Michael Smith (BV) 0-8
Chandler Smith (HC) was defeated by Steven Smith (BV) 2-8
Tony Reynolds (HC) was defeated by Charleston Dixon (BV) 3-8
Cody Clayborn (HC) defeated Logan Bingham (BV) 9-7
Calan Neely (HC) defeated Jonathon Gambrel (BV) 8-4
Steven Fee (HC) defeated Nate Popejoy (BV) 8-3

Reynolds/Clayborn (HC) was defeated by Smith/Smith (BV) 3-8
Cornett/Smith (HC) was defeated by Dixon/Bingham (BV) 1-8
Neely/Engle (HC) defeated Israel/Lester (BV) 8-0

Harlan County boys were defeated 5-4 against Barbourville.