Notre Dame Boys, CCS Girls Win District Net Titles

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 - by B.B. Branton

The Notre Dame boys and Chattanooga Christian girls tennis teams took the first step on the road to Spring Fling XX by claiming A-AA District 7 championships Tuesday at CCS.

The Irish boys topped CCS, 7-2, while the CCS girls beat the defending state champion Irish, 7-2.

Region Championship

Thursday May 9 – CCS girls host District 8 winner

Friday May 10 – Notre Dame boys host District 8 winner at the Champions Club

CCS Girls 7, Notre Dame 2

In a battle of undefeated District 7 teams, CCS (10-1, 5-0) won two of three doubles matches and five of six singles matches to stop Notre Dame (10-1, 3-1) and clinch its 19th district championship since 1989.

“We played well all the way up and down the lineup and our hard work all season has paid off," said CCS coach Sue Webb.

Key wins for CCS came at Nos. 1-2 singles and No.1 doubles as the Henry sisters (Ellie and Hannah) topped the Joyce sisters (Katie and Sarah).

“I needed to play a more aggressive match today (in singles) than I did last year when Katie won our singles match,” said Ellie Henry who hit a number of overhead shots for winners on the way to an 8-4 singles win.

“To sit back and play long points from the baseline is not my game.”

Good Rivalry: This was Henry's first win in singles vs. Joyce in three years ... Joyce beat Henry in regular season matches in 2011 and 2012 ... The two players did not play in 2010 as Henry was at No.1 singles and Joyce played No.2 singles.

 

CCS 7, Notre Dame 2 

Doubles

Ellie Henry-Hannah Henry (CCS) def  Katie Joyce-Sarah Joyce, 8-4

Danika DorrisAllyson Ross (ND) def. Allie Sullivan-Gracie Smith, 8-3   

Caraline Redberg-Sarah Smith (CCS) def. Bridgett Haywood-Anna McIntyre, 8-3 

Singles

Ellie Henry (CCS) def. Katie Joyce, 8-4
Hannah Henry (CCS) def. Sarah Joyce, 8-4

Danika Dorris (ND) def. Allie Sullivan, 8-1

Caraline Redberg (CCS) def. Allyson Ross, 8-6

Emmie Cornell (CCS) def. Anna McIntyre, 8-4 

Records: CCS (10-1, 5-0)   Notre Dame (10-1, 3-1)

 

Boys

Notre Dame Boys 7, CCS 2

The Irish (11-0, 4-0) remained perfect on the season as they clinched their fourth district title in the last five years.

Charles Jabaley won at No.1 singles and doubles for Notre Dame.

“I am pleased with how we played today as this was a big match for us,” said Notre Dame coach Nancy Fox with a smile.

Irish Rally Cap: J.R. Davis also claimed wins in singles and doubles as he rallied from down 0-4 in singles to win 8-6.

Notre Dame 7, CCS 2

Doubles

Charles Jabaley-J.R. Davis (ND) def. Stewart Fellers-Nick Baxendell, 8-2

Joe Sliger-Tommy Howell (CCS) def. Thomas Gaudin-Jay Nguyen, 8-4

Nick Coronis-Christian San Miguel (ND) def. Rett Bryant-Stephen Adams, 8-5

 

Singles

 Charles Jabaley (ND) def. Stewart Fellers, 8-2

J.R. Davis (ND) def. Nick Baxendell, 8-6

Thomas Gaudin (ND) def. Joe Sliger, 8-2

Jay Nguyen (ND) def. Tommy Howell, 8-0

Rett Bryant (CCS) def. Nick Coronis, 8-6

Christian San Miguel (ND) def. Stephen Adams, 8-4

Records: Notre Dame (11-0, 4-0), CCS (9-3, 3-2)

 

contact B.B. Branton at william.branton@comcast.net



Walker Valley Wins Charger Invitational Wrestling

The Walker Valley Mustangs were looking for a way to finish the first half of their wrestling season on a positive note and they were able to do that after winning the Charger Invitational at Chattanooga Christian Saturday afternoon. The Mustangs had prevailed at the Ooltewah Invitational two weeks ago and they made it two in a row after claiming three individual titles and scoring ... (click for more)

Heights Hawks Fall to Southwest Christian 73-70 In Memphis

Southwest Christian, the unbeaten and No. 1-ranked team in Arkansas by MaxPreps, defeated Hamilton Heights’ boys, 73-70, Saturday in the Bartlett High School Invitational in Memphis. Southwest had a nine-point lead with 1:02 left in the game, but drew a foul, plus a technical and the Hawks’ Sam Ruzhentsev and Wheza Panzo each made two free throws to cut lead Lions’ lead to ... (click for more)

Person Shot With Life-Threatening Injuries On The Southside Early Sunday Morning; Delivery Driver Carjacked On Southside

A person was shot on the Southside early Sunday morning. Police said the victim had life-threatening injuries. The shooting happened just before 3 a.m. at 1400 Cowart St. One resident said, "I was walking my dogs this morning in SouthSide and there has been a shooting (again) in the parking lot off of 13th Steet. "There have been two shootings in this lot in the last ... (click for more)

Bradley County Deputy Shoots And Kills Stabbing Suspect At Charleston

A Bradley County deputy shot and killed a man who was a suspect in a stabbing early Sunday morning. The Sheriff's Office said, "At approximately 11:54 p.m. on Saturday, a call was received at the Cleveland/Bradley County 911 Center to report a stabbing at a residence on Leyland Drive in Charleston. "The caller indicated a male had been stabbed and another male had fled from ... (click for more)

The Growing Monopoly

Over the last decade, five tech giants have risen to the top, and created, discovered and invented services and products that have made these companies worth billions today. Those five, of course, are Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Microsoft, and Google. Each of these companies are responsible for several products and services that we use in our everyday lives. They have devoured the ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Those We All Ignore

I was in the midst of my “morning readings” the other day when a number leapt off my computer screen. Hark, heralded angels, did you know in the state of Iowa there are two (2) inpatient psychiatry beds for every 100,000 people? I’m not the best with percentages but there are some people in Iowa who aren’t getting the help they need. There are roughly 3.2 million people living in ... (click for more)