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Original Plan Works Best For Bentonville

Morse, Sheppard A Perfect Fit

Posted: December 18, 2012 at 5 a.m.

Jordan Sheppard, right, and Michael Morse of Bentonville are the NWA Media doubles players of the year.
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Jordan Sheppard, right, and Michael Morse of Bentonville are the NWA Media doubles players of the year.

The original plan called for Michael Morse and Jordan Sheppard to be Bentonville’s top boys doubles team, but injuries during the season caused coach Nick Nersesian to try some other combinations.

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Jordan Sheppard

SCHOOL: Bentonville

CLASS: Senior

HEIGHT: 6-0

WEIGHT: 165

NOTABLE: Won his second straight Class 7A state doubles title with different partners and earned all-state honors for a second consecutive season.

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Michael Morse

SCHOOL: Bentonville

CLASS: Junior

HEIGHT: 5-6

WEIGHT: 110

NOTABLE: Won his first Class 7A state doubles title this fall and earned all-state honors. ... Also competes in wrestling, where he won the 7A-West Conference’s 106-pound title and finished third in the state Class 7A/6A competition.

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