Pillow tennis

Pillow Academy’s Elizabeth Powers hits the ball earlier in the week against Hartfield Academy. The Mustangs picked up two easy wins this week to move to 6-1 on the season.

The Pillow Academy varsity tennis team moved to 6-1 on the season with lopsided blowouts over Academy AAAA Division II rivals Hartfield Academy and Magnolia Heights Academy this past week.

Pillow traveled to Jackson on Wednesday and defeated Hartfield 9-0. The following day, the Mustangs hosted conference opponent Magnolia Heights and won by the same lopsided score, 9-0.

Leading the way for the Mustangs was Pillow No. 1 boys singles star Sunjay Chawla, who won both of his matches 6-0, 6-0. Fellow senior Floyd Melton moved to 4-1 on the season with a 6-1, 6-0 victory over Hartfield and 6-3, 6-0 over Magnolia Heights.

Dia Chawla won at No. 1 girls singles for Pillow with a 6-1, 6-0 victory over Hartfield and a 6-0,6-0 victory over Magnolia Heights.

Avery McDaniel also continued her winning ways at No. 2 girls singles with a 6-0, 6-0 victory over Hartfield and a 6-3, 6-0 victory over Mag. Heights.

John Hollis Tackett and John Heston Powers defeated Hartfield 6-2, 6-2, and beat Magnolia Heights 6-3, 6-0 at No. 1 boys doubles. Hartfield forfeited No. 2 boys doubles, and Sumner Tackett and Arnav Thakur won against Magnolia Heights 6-2, 6-2.

In girls No. 1 doubles, Pillow’s Mari-Brian Crick and Madison Jefcoat defeated Hartfield 6-4, 6-1, while defeating Magnolia Heights 6-0, 6-0. And in No. 2 girls doubles, the sophomore duo of Anne Craig Melton and Elizabeth Powers defeated Hartfield 6-1, 6-0 while defeating Magnolia Heights 6-0, 6-3.

Finally, in mixed doubles, Cole Tyler and Julia Love Lyon continued their winning ways with a 6-0, 6-0 victory over Hartfield and a 6-0, 6-3 victory over Magnolia Heights.

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