Prep Tennis Recap

Hixson, CCS, McCallie Winners

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Hixson and Walker Valley boys, Chattanooga Christian and Soddy Daisy girls and McCallie were among the tennis winners Thursday.

Playing at CCS, the defending state champion Charger girls (2-1) stopped the Wildcats, 8-1, while the Hixson boys (1-0) won, 5-4.  Both Hixson teams won district titles in 2013.

McCallie improved to 2-0 with a 7-0 triumph against Tuscaloosa (Ala.) Academy.

Hixson Boys 5, CCS 4

Alex Conda, Richard Voung and Carl Phillips posted singles and doubles wins to pace the victorious Wildcats.

Next Match: "Friday Night Under the Lights": Both Hixson teams host Rhea County in an indoor match at the Hixson Racquet Club at 6 p.m.

Alex Condra (H) def. Joe Sliger 8-2
Richard Vuong (H) def. Baxendell 8-2
Will French (C) def. Kevin Nguyen 8-0
Carl Phillips (H) def. Rett Bryant 8-2
Tommy Howell (C) def. Ethan Gossett 9-8 (10-8)
A. Turner (C) def. Rivers DeFriese 8-5

Condra/Vuong (H) def. Sliger/Baxendell 8-4
Nguyen/Phillips (H) def. French/Howell 8-5
Bryant/Turner (C) def. Gossett/DeFriese 8-2
CCS: (0-3, 0-0)  Hixson (1-0,0-0)

CCS Girls 8, Hixson 1

At No.1 singles, Hannah Henry defeated Michelle Phillips, 8-1 

Hannah Henry (C) def. Michelle Phillips 8-1
Caroline Redberg (C) def. Haylee Gossett 8-5
Emmie Cornell (C) def. Emily Davis 8-4
Roo Rogers (C) def. Caylee Schannuth 8-6
Sarah Smith (C) def. Maggie Ozborn 8-1
Lizzy Hoffecker (C) def. Corynne Schannuth 8-4

Henry/Redberg (C) def. Gossett/Davis 8-0
Cornell/Smith (C) def. Phillips/C. Schannuth 8-5
Ozborn/Schannuth (H) def. Rogers/Kadie Ann Smith 9-8 (7-4)

CCS (2-1, 0-0), Hixson (0-1,0-0)

Next Matches: Mar. 18 - Signal Mtn at CCS (boys and girls)

Soddy Daisy vs. Walker Valley in AAA 
The defending district champion Soddy Daisy girls defeated district foe Walker Valley, 8-1, while the Mustang boys returned the favor, also 8-1.

Soddy Daisy Girls 8 Walker Valley, 1
Olivia Crawley (SD) def. Taryn Wilson, 8-0
Chloe Mitchell (SD) def. Kayla Beckler, 8-3
Abigail Ellis (SD) def. Rachel Tarver, 8-3
Reed Jones (WV) def. Katelynn Coyner, 8-5
Kacey Stephens (SD) def. Mikayla Lumpkin, 8-3
Shelby Noe (SD) def. Kate Essenburg, 8-3

Mitchell/Ellis (SD) def. Wilson/Beckler, 8-1
Crawley/Stephens (SD) def. Tarver/Jones, 8-3
Coyner/Noe (SD) def. Lumpkin/Essenburg, 8-1

Record: SD (2-0), WV (0-2)

Walker Valley Boys 8, Soddy Daisy 1
Andrew McAllister (WV) def. Seth Stewart, 8-1
C.J. Jones (WV) def. Ben Bates, 8-6
Hunter Carroll (WV) def. Micha Climer, 8-1
Logan Rader (WV) def. Andrew Halladay, 9-7
Daniell Lumpkin (WV) def. Robert Sneed, 8-3
Taylor Spencer (SD) def. CJ Perran, 8-6

McAllister/Jones (WV) def. Stewart/Tindall, 8-3
Carroll/Rader (WV) def. Climer/Halladay, 8-3
Lumpkin/Barnes (WV) def. Sneed/Whalen, 8-6

Record: SD (1-1)

McCallie 7, Tuscaloosa Academy 0


Cody Gubin (McC) def. Mason Lake, 6-1, 6-1

Turner Voges (McC) def. Grant McAllister, 6-2, 6-2\

Carter Eaves (McC) def. Weston Hamiter, 6-2, 6-2

Taylor Burgan (McC) def. Blake White, 6-2, 6-2

Conner O’Brien (McC) def. Jack Horton, 6-2, 6-0

Ryan Tyson (McC) def. Samuel Morrow, 6-0, 6-0


Gubin-Voges (McC) def. McAllister-Lake, 8-2

Eaves-Burgan (McC) def. Hamiter-White, 8-0

O’Brien-Andrew Smith (McC) def. Horton-Morrow, 8-3

Record: McCallie (2-0)

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