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LEXINGTON – Bullitt East senior Hunter Norris didn’t have as long a stay at the Kentucky State Tennis Championships as he would have liked, but it was still a good way to end the season.
Paired up against freshman Anthony Bosch of Covington Catholic in the first round of the 64-player draw, Norris lost the match 6-4, 6-2.
“The match was close all the through,” said Bullitt East tennis coach Dustin Armstrong. “The difference was just a matter of a few points as almost every game was tight. Bosch was just a little bit better on this day.”
As it turned out, after beating Norris, Bosch had to take on South Oldham’s Jordan Pate, the player that beat Norris in the semi-finals of the Eighth Region Tournament. Pitts did to Bosch what he did to Norris, rolling 6-4, 6-0.
This was the third straight season in which Norris has played in the state tournament. The two previous trips to Lexington came in doubles with partner Reese Milburn.
“Hunter had a great last two seasons going a combined 34-9 in doubles and singles,” Armstrong noted. “Plus, he won the sportsmanship award (in the post-season) for this year. He’s a great kid who should do well in life.”