The Madison County Lady Raider tennis team turned back some of it stiffest competition in the subregion Tuesday, beating Winder-Barrow 4-1.
The win moves the Lady Raiders to 7-0 overall and keeps them atop the 8-AAAA North subregion with a 4-0 record.
“We knew going in to this match that Winder-Barrow would probably be the toughest competition in our sub-region — especially on the girls’ side,” coach Keith Strickland said. “We knew we had to play our very best tennis to stay on top of the subregion standings.”
Madison County won all three singles positions and at no. 2 doubles to remain perfect on the year.
Jeannie Bowen won 6-1, 6-0 at no. 1 singles; Adrienne Fitzpatrick took a three-set match at no. 2 singles, 6-4, 5-7, 6-3; and Sam LaZear returned to the line up with a 6-1, 6-1 victory.
“Sam LaZear, playing in her first match with just one day of practice, played some outstanding tennis,” Strickland said.
KayLee Bates and Alexia Supakorndej won at no. 2 doubles 6-2, 7-5.
The Lady Raiders played Clarke Central Wednesday, but results weren’t available at press time. Madison County has home matches with Cedar Shoals today (Thursday) and Apalachee Friday before hitting the road for a Tuesday contest with North Oconee.