2023-04-11 Blacksburg @ Pulaski County Results: Blacksburg defeated Pulaski 9-0 Singles: 1. Camden Hite 2-6 3-6 2. Aaron Bennet 0-6 0-6 3. Mark Graham 0-6 0-6 4. Ashton Paul 0-6 0-6 5. Ethan Worley 1-6 1-6 6. Jackson Rahlan 1-6 0-6 Doubles: 1. Camden/Mark 1-8 2. Aaron/Ethan 3-8 3. Ashton/Jackson 2-8 Coach: Chad Graham Exhibitions Austin Sink Out Eli Duke Next Match PC @ Hidden Valley on 4/17 Coach's Comments There was a rumor going around that Blacksburg was in a rebuilding year after losing their long-tenured coach. This doesn't appear to be the case. My prediction is that they won't lose many (if any) matches as usual. The best match to watch will be when Christiansburg visits Blacksburg on Tuesday. Blacksburg is always deep with talented players that have trained for years. They traveled with at least a dozen players that cheer more than most other teams (like it or hate it). So Pulaski County's bright spots on Tuesday came when first-time/first-year players #5 Ethan Worley (Freshman) and #6 Jackson Rahlan (Senior) were both able to win a game in their singles matches. Jackson's dub came with an unexpected tight lob to the back corner and a ton of hustle and effort. The low point of the match came when #1 Camden Hite sprained his ankle after winning 3 games while he was making a surge toward taking his singles match to a tiebreaker. We hope for a speedy recovery in preparation for a long week in which we have three matches next week. Hopefully, a successful cougartennis.com fundraiser will help us gain some much needed morale heading into the second half of our season.