Garrett Carpenter hits a return during his doubles win with Chase Elder.

Republic Tennis Comes from Behind vs. Carthage

The Republic tennis team came from behind late in the day to beat Carthage 6-3 in a Central Ozark Conference match at home Thursday.

Report from Coach Dan Vales:

Republic started playing by winning 2 of 3 doubles matches. Carthage rallied back to win the first two completed singles matches- taking a lead 2-3. Republic closed out the match with 4 straight singles wins. Cooper “The Wall” Davis first secured an 8-2 singles win for Republic at #6 singles. Then, Chase Elder came back from two points from defeat to win 9-8 (7-2) in a tiebreaker. After, Markus clinched the team win with an 8-6 victory, which was shortly followed by Bryce winning 8-6 as well.

Republic rebounds from 8-1 defeat earlier this week to Branson. Republic is 5-3 on the season and 3-1 in the COC conference. JV continues undefeated season (5-0) with a 17-3 blowout over Carthage.

Doubles:
1. Snow/Laytham d. Snyder/Mitchell (R) 8-4
2. Carpenter/Elder (R) d. Howard/Wallace 8-4
3. Martin/Cole (R) d. Paxtor-Elias/Scott 8-5

Singles:
1. Snow d. Snyder(R) 8-4
2. Laytham d. Carpenter (R) 8-4
3. Elder (R) d. Howard 9-8 (7-2)
4. Mitchell (R) d. Wallace 8-6
5. Martin (R) d. Paxtor-Elias 8-6
6. Davis (R) d. Solano 8-2

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