District 6 A-AA Tennis Results

Top Seeds Advance to Semis

Tuesday, May 07, 2013 - by B.B. Branton

All four No.1 seeds and three of the four No.2 seeds in singles and doubles advanced to Wednesday's semifinals in the District 6 A-AA tennis tournament at Warner Park.

Semis and Finals: The semifinals and finals will be played Wednesday at the Warner Park courts with semifinal matches set for 2 p.m. followed by the finals.

The finalists in singles and doubles advance to the Region 3 tournament next week.

Top seeds John Mitchell (Central) and Hannah Dattilo (East Hamilton) advanced to the boys and girls semis, respectively, as did No.1 doubles teams of Bailey Lenoir-Erin Kupris (East Hamilton) in boys and Whitney Clack-Michelle Phillips (Hixson) in girls.  

Best Match: In girls singles, Abigail Ware (East Hamilton) defeated No.2 seed Alex Bonner (Central), 9-8 (7-3), in the quarterfinals. Ware, who won her round of 16 match, 8-0 over Sarah Barnes (East Ridge), trailed 0-3 in the tie breaker, but won the final seven points for the win.

In the semis, Ware faces another unseeded player in Haylee Gossett (Hixson), who defeated No.3 Kirsten Johnson (CSAS), 8-6.

Most in Semis: Hixson has five (2 singles, 3 doubles) in the semis, followed by East Hamilton (4), Red Bank (3) and CSAS and Central with two each.

 

District 6 A-AA Tennis Singles and Doubles at Warner Park

Boys Singles

Round of 16

Ethan Gossett (Hix) def. Preston Kirby (ER), 8-3

Raymond Kim (CSAS) def. James Lewis (RB), 8-1

Dhrupad Patel (EH) def. Travis Crabtree, 8-1

Chandler Custer (CSAS) def. Jeff Chastain, 8-1

Quarterfinals

1 John Mitchell (Central) def. Ethan Gossett (Hix), 8-0

Raymond Kim (CSAS) def. 4 Daniel Jung (EH), 8-3

3 Alex Condra (Hix) ef. Dhrupad Patel (EH), 8-2

2 Nic Gagliano (RB) def. Chandler Custer (CSAS), 8-6

Boys Doubles

Round of 16

Jacob Lindsey-Rivers De’Friese (Hix) def. Josh Reed-Tucker Williams (RB), 8-2

Blake Ragsdale-Kylen Harrison (Central) def. ER by default

Jonathan Campbell-Matthew Smith (RB) def. Michael Hanna-Dylan Brown (EH), 8-1

Calvin Bibbs-Kevin Lee (CSAS) def. Nick Melton-Nick Gray (ER), 8-1

Quarterfinals

1 Bailey Lenoir-Erin Kupris (EH) def. Jacob Lindsey-Rivers De’Friese (Hix), 8-3

4 Visaal Siva Kumar-Austin Azcona (CSAS) def. Blake Ragsdale-Kylen Harrison (Central), 8-3

Jonathan Campbell-Matthew Smith (RB) def. 3 Walt Braley-Kevin Chiang (Central) , 8-4

2 Kevin Nguyen-Richard Vuong (Hix) def Calvin Bibbs-Kevin Lee (CSAS), 8-5

Girls Singles

Round of 16

Christie Loden (Hix) def. Emily Davis (Hix), 8-2

Yasmine Foster (CSAS) def. Kianna Ballard (ER), 8-0

Haylee Gossett (Hix) def. Amee Desai (RB), 8-0

Abigail Ware (EH) def. Sarah Barnes (ER), 8-0

Quarterfinals

1 Hannah Dattilo (EH) def. Christie Loden (Hix), 8-1

4 Katie Lawson (RB) ef. Tasmine Foster (CSAS), 8-3

Haylee Gossett (Hix) def. 3 Kirsten Johnson(CSAS), 8-6

Abigail Ware (EH) def. 2 Alex Bonner (Central), 9-8, (7-3)

Girls Doubles

Round of 16

Cadence Camp-Sneha Mahesh (CSAS) def. Meghan Gallups-Jessica Peters (EH), 8-6

Madyson Williams-Taylor Lewis (RB) def. Ruby Hambrick-Kendra Smith (ER), 8-4

Allycia Lee-Katie Foster (CSAS) def. Lynn Tran-Julia Reed (RB), 8-0

Lauren Belcher-Taylor McKenzie (Central) def. Anna Millard-Ashley Holt (ER), 8-3

Quarterfinals

1 Whitney Clack-Michelle Phillips (Hix) def. Cadence Camp-Sneha Mahesh (CSAS), 8-1

4 Tiffany Murray-Erin Jones (Central) def. Madyson Williams-Taylor Lewis (RB), 8-6

3 Emily Gilreath-Maggie Ozborn (Hix) def. Allycia Lee-Katie Foster (CSAS), 8-4

2 Noa Geyne-Shanna Love (EH) def. Lauren Belcher-Taylor McKenzie (Central), 8-4

 

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


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