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.



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


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


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