Courtesy Photo Grace Gorby joins former Lady Cougar standout Candace Skaggs, class of 2008 in the Kentucky High School All-State Tennis Team.

Courtesy Photo

Grace Gorby joins former Lady Cougar standout Candace Skaggs, class of 2008 in the Kentucky High School All-State Tennis Team.

The Grayson County Cougars tennis players were able to compete at the state level on May 17 and 18.

According to Tennis Coach Sherry Vincent, Lady Cougar 3rd region defending champion, Grace Gorby seeded 9 at the KHSAA State Tournament.

Vincent said Gorby is the first Grayson County player to ever earn a seed at the state level.

"Getting a seeded position takes a healthy resume and affords bracket opportunities.

Gorby advanced to the sweet 16 round of the competition. There were 64 players competing in the Ladies singles matches.

She defeated Maddie Morgan of Caldwell County 6-1, 6-0. Then she defeated Hope Frederick of Greenwood, 6-0, 6-1. Gorby was unable to defeat Katie Beavin of North Oldham 6-3, 6-1.

By earning a seed, Gorby was elected to the All State Tennis Team, joining former Lady Cougar, Candace Skaggs, class of 2008.

Lady Cougars Kandler Lindsey and Kourtnee Hayes advanced to state for girls doubles. They were unable to best their opponents, Erin Biddle and Jennifer Stekardis of North Oldham 6-1, 6-3.

Maxton Cummings advanced to state for the boys singles. He lost to Kent Smith, of Elizabethtown, 5-7, 6-4, 1-0 (5).