The Philadelphia Tornado tennis team, in back, took a 4-3 decision over Neshoba Central, in front, last week as both teams wrapped up their regular season in a close match. Philadelphia Coach Bob Posey said while the game was a rivalry, it was friendly as both teams posed together for this  picture. Posey said the picture was probably a first in the history of the two crosstown rivals.
The Philadelphia Tornado tennis team, in back, took a 4-3 decision over Neshoba Central, in front, last week as both teams wrapped up their regular season in a close match. Philadelphia Coach Bob Posey said while the game was a rivalry, it was friendly as both teams posed together for this picture. Posey said the picture was probably a first in the history of the two crosstown rivals.
The Philadelphia Tornado tennis team took a 4-3 decision over Neshoba Central last week as both teams wrapped up their regular season.

"It was a very close match," Philadelphia Coach Bob Posey said. "We play and practice on the same court as Neshoba Central does. We have gotten to know them. It's a rivalry but it is a friendly rivalry between the two teams."

Afterwards, the two teams took a team photo together, probably a first in the history of the two schools, Posey said.

Both teams have qualified for the playoffs this week. Philadelphia was to visit West Marion and Neshoba Central was to visit Oxford.

The results are as follows:

In girls singles, Philadelphia's Rebecca Prince defeated Alison Johnson 6-0, 6-1. In No. 1 girls doubles, Natalia Posey and Maddi Trapp defeated Shelby Anthony and Lanie Stokes 7-3. 6-3; while in girls No. 2 doubles, Hannah Smith and Nokemi Velez lost to Caroline Willis and Cecily Kate Price 6-2, 6-1.

In mixed doubles, Alex Micheletti and Rebekka Watson of Neshoba Central defeated Olivia Moore and William Smith of Philadelphia, 6-0, 6-0.

Neshoba Central's Devin Skinner defeated Gray Moorehead 6-3, 4-6, 13-11 in boys No. 1 singles. Abe Mars and John Harold Smith stopped Caleb Johnson and Denver Haggard 6-1, 6-4 in boys No. 1 doubles. Paul Prince and Cooper Smith defeated Alex Adams and Carson Vanderporter 3-6, 6-4, 10-7 in boys No. 2 doubles.