BBS Girls Claim Tennis District Title

Three-time District 5 A-AA Champs

Thursday, May 2, 2013 - by B.B. Branton
Boyd Buchanan Girls - District 5 A-AA Champs (l-r) coach Mikki Brown, Jessica Kirk, Paige Zumbrun, MaKenna Thomas, Shelby Brown, Peyton Miller Katie DeLay and Courtney Osbourne
Boyd Buchanan Girls - District 5 A-AA Champs (l-r) coach Mikki Brown, Jessica Kirk, Paige Zumbrun, MaKenna Thomas, Shelby Brown, Peyton Miller Katie DeLay and Courtney Osbourne
- photo by Kelly Thomas

In boys and girls District 5 A-AA tennis finals Thursday, the Boyd-Buchanan girls defeated host Collegedale, 4-1, while the Collegedale boys leads the Bucs, 3-2, after singles and will play doubles on Friday at 3 p.m.

District 5 A-AA Girls

 Boyd-Buchanan 4, Collegedale Academy 1

Led by undefeated teammates Katie Delay and Shelby Brown (both 15-0), No.

2 Boyd Buchanan defeated top-seeded and host Collegedale Academy, 4-1, Thursday to clinch the District 5-A/AA title.

The Bucs (15-1) will host District 6 champion Hixson Thursday May 9 at the Brainerd Courts for the Region 3 title.

“Having graduated our top three players from last year and to come to Collegedale and win the district for the third straight year is a great accomplishment for our players,” said Boyd-Buchanan first year coach Mikki Brown.

The two teams split matches during the season and Collegedale earned the top seed due to winning the second meeting.

Multi-Tasking: Boyd Buc’s Paige Zumbrun also plays soccer and is a cheerleader, while Delay has lettered in volleyball.

District 5 A-AA Boys

Collegedale 3, Boyd-Buchanan 2  (after singles - match not completed)

The defending district champion Collegedale Academy boys rallied from down 0-2 in singles to win the final three matches and head into doubles with a one point advantage.

Due to darkness Thursday night, the two doubles matches will be played Friday at 3 p.m. at the CA courts.

The Bucs took a 2-0 lead on wins by Stephen Ingram and Grayson Hartness, but Collegedale then claimed wins at Nos. 1-2 and 5 (all were three sets) by Austin Lee, Victor Lee and Ivan Snyder, respectively, to lead 3-2. Snyder trailed 2-4 in the third set before winning the final four games.

 

Girls

Boyd Buchanan 4, Collegedale 1

Katie DeLay (BBS) def. Alicia Salazar, 6-1, 6-2

MaKenna Thomas (BBS) def. Emily Wilt, 6-0, 6-0

Matti Sue Natic (CA) def. Paige Zumbrun, 6-1, 6-1

Shelby Brown (BBS) def. Olivia Londio, 6-2, 6-4

Peyton Miller (BBS) def. Britton McElroy, 7-6, 6-1

 

Boys
Collegedale 3, Boyd Buchanan 2  (after singles)

Austin Lee (CA) def. Joe “Frankie Fairchild, 7-6 (2), 5-7, 6-4

Victor Lee (CA) def. Jake Harden, 4-6, 6-3, 6-3

Stephen Ingram (BBS) def. Brandon Babbitt, 6-4, 7-5

Grayson Hartness (BBS) def. Zubin Chang, 4-6, 6-2, 6-3

Ivan Snyder (CA) def. Nathan Commers, 7-5, 5-7, 6-4

 

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

 

 


Chattanooga Area Swim League Standings & Results

CHATTANOOGA AREA SWIM LEAGUE STANDINGS BLUE DIVISION Dalton           7-0 Signal Mountain   4-3 Stuart Heights     4-3 Ooltewah            2-5 Fairyland             ... (click for more)

Losses Continue For Lookouts With 3-2 Defeat Sunday

Sunday's game at Jacksonville went down to the wire but the result was the same for Chattanooga, another loss. The tying run was stranded at second base when the final out occurred with the Lookouts on the losing end of a 3-2 game.  Inning-by-inning game  Recap Jacksonville jumped out to an early lead in the first inning against Lookouts starter D.J. Baxendale. ... (click for more)

8 Treated For Fireworks Injuries At Erlanger Over Holiday Weekend; Twice The Number Over Previous 2 Years

Eight local residents, including two children, were treated for fireworks-related injuries at Erlanger emergency rooms over the July fourth holiday. One adult suffered from a partial hand amputation and the two children were treated for burns to their cheeks, according to Erlanger emergency medicine officials. Two adults required emergency care for eye injuries, including a ... (click for more)

Rep. McCormick Says Forrest Made His Wealth As A Slave Trader

Rep. Gerald McCormick, commenting on a bust of Nathan Bedford Forrest that stands in the Tennessee statehouse in an address to the Pachyderm club on Monday, said  saying that Forrest was a violent, vicious man who made his wealth as a slave trader.   The copper bust of Forrest, who was a lieutenant general in the Confederate Army, stands between the Tennessee ... (click for more)

Could The Marriage Decision Spark A New Independence Day?

I confess that this year I am having a hard time with the idea of celebrating the 4th of July Independence Day. It is not because I am not thankful to God for what was done on that day, what it represents, and the blessings I’ve experienced that flow from it. On the other hand, I want to think that maybe this year’s celebration will mark a period in our history in which a new movement ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Hay Fields Of July

Oh my goodness, July has just arrived and during my formative years, it was the most hated month of the year. When I was 12 years old, my wonderful grandfather decreed the days of begging for money to go to the picture show and burgers at the Krystal were over, that I was on the payroll for a dollar an hour and, in our family, folks worked for what they spent. Now my grandfather, ... (click for more)