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

 

 


Complete Results From 2017 Chattanooga Chase 8K & One Mile

**** OVERALL 8K FEMALE ****   Place Name                  Ag Div   Hometown          Guntime Pace      ===== ===================== == ===== ================= ======= =====    1 Jessica ... (click for more)

Lookouts Clobber Biscuits Sunday, 9-2, To Complete Series

The Chattanooga Lookouts bats exploded for nine runs in a 9-2 victory over the Montgomery Biscuits in front of a crowd of 4,527 at AT&T Field. The second place Lookouts trail the Tennessee Smokies by 1 1/2 games. After a scoreless first inning, the Lookouts offense kicked into gear. Outfielder Travis Harrison led off the innings with a double and scored on a double ... (click for more)

Fire Destroys Commercial Building On Dodson Avenue

Chattanooga firefighters responded to a commercial fire shortly after 1 a.m. Monday.   Captain Wadie Suttles with Engine 4 said heavy smoke and flames were visible when the first of four fire companies arrived on the scene at 3019 Dodson Ave. As firefighters forced their way inside to began an interior attack, Captain Suttles called for a second alarm response to bring ... (click for more)

Bradley Detectives Investigating Death Of 18-Month-Old Child; Foul Play Not Suspected At This Time

Detectives in the Bradley County Sheriff's Criminal Investigations Division are investigating the death of an 18-month old child that occurred Saturday evening.   Multiple phone calls into the 911 Communications Center led to patrol deputies responding to a residence on Lowery Street, N.E. Upon arrival deputies discovered a deceased child inside the residence, which ... (click for more)

What We Owe Our Veterans

As our church, Warren Chapel AME Church  paid honors to the veterans and my viewing of the PBS feature,  Sunday , evening, I began to feel and think differently than before. Each year to sort of "go all out" celebrating Veteran's Day.  WE provide flags, certificates, notes of appreciation and acknowledgements.  My  brother, father and grandfather were ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Good, Bad & Ugly

Last week I came across a wonderful story about one of my favorite personal causes – preventing suicide – and the response to the article (“A Suicide Letter”) was heavy. Many people appreciated what I had gleaned from the “I Am Second” website and, among the emails was a plea for help from a single mother, desperate to help her son. I immediately passed her email “up the ladder” ... (click for more)