District 7 A-AA Tennis Results

Finals - Wednesday at Champions Club

Tuesday, May 7, 2013 - by B.B. Branton

Signal Mountain placed a solid second in the boys and third in the girls team races in District 7 A-AA and used that team depth to advance two in girls singles and both boys doubles teams to next week's Region individual tournament.

Competing in the District 7 A-AA individual tournament Tuesday at Middle Valley, the Eagles qualified both finalists in girls singles as No.1 seed Kylila Tucker will face teammate and No.2 seed Natalie Palmer for the district title.

In the boys doubles finals, the Eagles top-seeded and defending region championship team of Forrest Hooten and Adam Wolfe face teammates Harrison Smith and Zach Brown.

The Signal Mountain players will hold their finals matches at the Signal Mountain courts on Wednesday, while the boys singles and girls doubles finals will be held at the Champions Club at 4 p.m.

The boys singles final will be an all-Notre Dame match as No.1 Charles Jabaley takes on teammate J.R. Davis.

In the girls doubles final, defending state champs Ellie and Hannah Henry (CCS) face No.2 seed Katie and Sarah Joyce (Notre Dame).

Solid Girls Doubles: The Henry's defeated a strong No.2 Notre Dame (Danika Dorris-Allyson Ross) team in the semis, 6-1, 6-4. The Henry's trailed 3-4 and down a break in the second set, but broke the Irish duo twice in the final three games for the win.

Serving at 4-4, the Henry's faced two break points, but won both points and the game to go up 5-4,before closing out the match with a final break.

Strong No.7: Notre Dame unseeded junior Katie Lamsey won round of 16 and quarterfinal matches in straight sets, before falling in three sets to No.2 seed Natalie Palmer (Signal Mountain), 3-6, 6-1,6-4 in the semis.

Lamsey, a member of the National Honor Society and taking AP courses, defeated No.3 seed Caraline Redberg (CCS), 6-4, 6-3 in the quarters. Lamsey has been playing tennis since the second grade and won her age division in the Baylor Invitational this past summer.

 

District 7 A-AA Tennis at Middle Valley

semifinal matches

Boys Singles

1 Charles Jabaley (ND) def. Austin Mays (Lookout Valley), 7-6, 7-3

2 J.R. Davis (ND) def. Stewart Fellers (CCS), 7-5, 2-6, 6-3

Boys Doubles

1 Forrest Hooten-Adam Wolfe (Signal Mtn.) def. Will French-Nick Baxendell (CCS), 6-3, 6-2

2 Harrison Smith-Zach Brown (Signal Mtn.) def. Jay Nguyen-Thomas Gaudin (Notre Dame), 6-0, 7-5

Girls Singles

1 Kylila Tucker (Signal Mtn.) def. Emmie Cornell (CCS), 6-1, 6-3

2 Natalie Palmer (Signal Mtn.) def. Katie Lamsey (Notre Dame), 3-6, 6-1, 6-4

Girls Doubles

1 Ellie Henry-Hannah Henry (CCS) def. Danika Dorris-Allyson Ross (Notre Dame) 6-1, 6-4

2 Katie and Sarah Joyce (ND) def. Shelby O'Quinn-Alwynn Fisher (Signal Mtn.), 6-1, 6-0

 

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



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