Merchant, Bevington, Kell roll into quarters

Special to The State Journal Published:

Franklin County's Tyler Merchant and the girls doubles team of Holly Kell and Jennifer Bevington are the only locals left in the Region 8 tennis tournament being played at the University of Kentucky.

All quarterfinal rounds will begin today at 4 p.m. at UK with the semis on Wednesday and the finals set for Thursday.

Dunbar is leading both the boys and girls sides of the tournament with eight points each.

In girls play, Henry Clay and Lexington Christian are close behind with seven points each. Lexington Catholic and Woodford County are next with five points each and FCHS in sixth place with four points.

Western Hills picked up just one win in girls play and Frankfort High was shut out.

Behind the Dunbar boys are Henry Clay, six points; Lexington Catholic, five; Woodford County, Sayre and Lafayette, four apiece; and the Flyers are next with three points.

Frankfort High earned one win in boys play while WHHS finished with no wins.

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