Back row, left to right, are Kinsey Anderson, Jackson Gravitt, Alex Condra, Carl Phillips and coach Raul Fernandez. Front row, left to right, are Will Ingell, Hannah Dattilo, Sarah Faith Ingell, Olivia Crawley and Mary Margaret Haywood.
The Chattanooga Lightning, a co-ed, 14U Intermediate tennis team based out of the Racquet Club of Chattanooga and coached by Raul Fernandez, represented Tennessee this weekend and finished second in Auburn, Ala., at the Junior Team Tennis Southern Sectional Tournament.
The Southern Section is composed of nine states: Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. Those states plus a wild card team were placed in two round robin flights with the winner of each flight meeting in the final with a chance to represent the Section at a national tournament.
The Chattanooga Lightning won matches versus Mississippi (34-19), Kentucky (38-16) and Arkansas (40-15), while losing a hard-fought match to Georgia (24-32).