Baylor Girls, St. Xavier Boys Claim Rotary Tennis Titles

Saturday, April 05, 2014 - by B.B. Branton

A 4-Peat in Girls A an new champ in Girls B, a repeat winner in the Boys A and a clean sweep in Boys B highlighted this weekend’s 58th annual Chattanooga Rotary Tennis Tournament.

Baylor Girls became the first team in a decade to win four straight in A Division, while five-time Kentucky state champion St.

Xavier won for the second straight year in Boys A.

Huntsville’s depth proved too much for the other seven teams in Boys B as the Alabama school did not lose a match for a perfect score of 27.

In an all-Knoxville battle for the top spot in Girls B, Christian Academy of Knox. (19) claimed the championship ahead of  Knox Catholic (14.5) and Knox Webb (14).

Girls A – Led by four singles and three doubles champions, Baylor Girls claimed their fourth straight Rotary team title with 20 points, while Mountain Brook (Ala.) was second (1 pts.), McCracken (11.5) was third and GPS (7) was fourth in the eight-team field.

Marist (Atlanta) is the last team to win four straight (2000-2003) in the A Division.

Baylor singles champions were Harper Caswell (No.2), Maggie Crumbliss (No.3), McCall Morgan (No.4) and Drew Hawkins (No.5). Doubles winners were (No.1) Samantha Caswell-McCall Morgan (No.2) Harper Caswell-Ashton Jenne, No.3 (Maggie Crumbliss-Drew Hawkins).

McCracken had singles winners in No.1 Michelle McKamey and No.6 McKenna Garneau.

Girls B – Christian Academy of Knoxville won five singles and two doubles titles to claim the Rotary Girls B team and make a statement for a possible run at the TSSAA D-I A/AA state championship in late May.

Singles winners were Allison Ivey (No.3) and Elisa DeNicola (No.4), while Holly Chastain-Leighton Porter (No.1), while Ivey and DeNicola teamed to win at No.2 doubles.

Knox Catholic also had multiple winners in Sarah Myers (No.5) and Katie Covino (No.6) and (2) Julia Newman-Emily Thompson (No.3).

Hannah Henry of Chattanooga Christian won the title at No.1 singles.

 Boys A – St. Xavier won for the second straight year with four singles champs; (1) Brandon Lancaster (No.1), (2) Drew Singerman (No.2) (1) Cameron Cox (No.5) and (1) Nick Quinones (No.6). Lancaster-Singerman teamed to take No.1 doubles.

Runner-up McCallie had multiple winners with Luke Orthner taking No.4 singles and No.2 doubles with Carter Eaves as well as Taylor Burgan-Conner O’Brien winning at No.3.

Boys B – Huntsville lapped the field with a perfect score of 27, while Randolph was second (11.5), followed by Science Hill (10.5) in third and Univ. School of Jackson (9) in fourth.

Lucas Damian took No.1 singles and No.1 doubles (w/Jacob Bourland) for Huntsville.

Tourney Notes:

Top Seeds win … 7 of the 12 top seeds in A Division won …

Upsets: In Girls A, No.1, unseeded Michelle McKamey (McCracken) beat the Nos.4-1-2 seeds to win it all

In Boys A, No.3, the fourth seed George Harwell (MBA) beat Nos.1&2 seeds for the win.

In Boys A, No.2 doubles – (3) Carter Eaves-Luke Orthner (McCallie) beat (1) Coleman Cox-Nick Quinones (St. Xavier) in the semis and (2) Chad Woodham-Ethan Palisoc in the finals.

Next Week:  Tuesday April 8- McCallie at Baylor; Red Bank at Hixson (both undefeated in A-AA Dist 6)… Thurs. April 10 – McCallie at MBA … Wed. April 16 – GPS at Baylor

Girls A Division

Teams: Baylor (Bay), Girls Preparatory School (GPS), Harpeth Hall (HH),  Hutchison (Hutch), Huntsville (Hunt), McCracken (McCrack), Mtn Brook (Mtn B), St. Mary’s (St. M), 

Standings: Baylor (20), Mountain Brook (12), McCracken (11.5), GPS (7), Harpeth Hall (6.5), Hutchison (5.5), Huntsville (4.0), St. Mary’s (4.0)

* Singles Finals

No.1 Michelle McKamey (McCracken) def. (2) Carlee Petro (Mtn Brook), 4-6, 6-0, 6-4

No.2 (2) Harper Caswell (Baylor) def. Lizzy LeBleu (Harpeth Hall), 6-1, 6-1

No.3 (2) Maggie Crumbliss (Baylor) def. Taylor Sprouse (McCracken), 6-1, 6-0

No.4 (1) Morgan McCall (Baylor) def. Mesa Trimm (McCracken), 6-3 7-5

No.5 (1) Drew Hawkins (Baylor) def. Francie George (Hutchison), 6-1, 6-1

No.6 (1) McKenna Garneau (McCracken) def. Elinor Anthony (Mtn Brook), 6-4, 6-2

* Doubles Finals

No.1 (1) Samantha Caswell-McCall Morgan (Baylor) def. (2) Mary M Grizzle-Carlee Petro (Mtn Brook),

No.2 (2) Harper Caswell-Ashton Jenne (Baylor) def. (1) Maddox Bandy-Jenna Thorstenson (GPS),

No.3 (1) Maggie Crumbliss-Drew Hawkins (Baylor def. (2) Grace Marr-Lilly Saab (St. Mary’s),

Girls B Division

Teams: Chattanooga Christian School (CCS), Christian Academy of Knox (CAK), Knox Catholic (KC), Randolph (Rand), Science Hill (SH), Signal Mtn (Signal Mtn), Univ School of Jackson (USJ),  Webb (Webb),

Standings: CAK (19), Knox Catholic (14.5), Knox Webb (14), CCS (10), Randolph (7.5), Signal Mtn (5.5), USJ (4), Science Hill (2)

* Singles Finals:

No.1 Hannah Henry (CCS) def. Leighton Porter (CAK), 6-4 4-6, 6-3

No.2 Lauren Yoon (Webb) def. Holly Chastain (CAK), 6-2, 6-3

No.3 Allison Ivey (CAK) def. Quinn Riley (Webb), 6-3, 4-6 (7-5)

No.4 Elise DeNicola (CAK) def. Julia Newman (Knox Catholic), 7-5, 6-3

No.5 Sarah Myers (Knox Catholic) def. Emily Ann Welles (CAK), 7-5, 6-2

No.6 Katie Cavino (Knox Catholic) def. Lizzy Hoffecker (CCS), 6-4, 6-2

* Doubles Finals

No.1 Holly Chastain-Leighton Porter (CAK) def. Ally Below-Caroline Richardson (Knox Webb), 8-6

No.2 Elise DeNicole-Allison Ivey (CAK) def. Quinn Riley-Morgan Stinnett (Knox Webb), 8-6

No.3 Julia Newman-Emily Thompson (Knox Catholic) def. Taylor Bover-Leah Flautt (Knox Webb), 8-5

Boys A Division

Teams: Baylor (Bay), Knox Catholic (KC),  McCallie (McC), McCracken (McCrack), Montgomery Bell Academy (MBA), Mountain Brook (Mtn B), St. Xavier (St.X), Tenn High (T-High), Boys B Singles

Standings: St. Xavier (20), McCallie (17), MBA (10.5), Baylor (10), Mtn Brook (7.5), McCracken (4), Tenn High (3.5), Knox Catholic (3.5)

*Singles Finals

No.1 (1) Brandon Lancaster (St.Xavier) def. (2) Kaylan Chadalavada (MBA), 6-1, 6-4

No.2 (2) Drew Singerman (St. Xavier) def. (1) Turner Voges (McCallie), 6-2, 6-0

No.3 (4) George Harwell (MBA) def. (2) Chad Woodham (Baylor), 6-3, 6-1

No.4 (1) Luke Orthner (McCallie) def. Matt Graft (St Xavier), 6-3, 6-2

No.5 (1) Cameron Cox (St. Xavier) def. (3) Taylor Burgan (McCallie), 7-6, 6-4

No.6 (1) Nick Quinones (St. Xavier) def. (2) David Faulkner (Mtn Brook), 7-5, 7-6 (0)

*Doubles Finals

No.1 (1) Lancaster-Singerman (St. Xavier) (3) Cody Gubin-Turner Voges (McCallie), 8-2

No.2 (3) Carter Eaves-Luke Orthner (McCallie) def. (2) Ethan Palisoc-Chad Woodham (Baylor), 8-2

No.3 (2) Taylor Burgan-Conner O’Brien (McCallie) def. Cooper Long-Barrett Schock (Baylor), 9-7

Boys B Division

Teams: Christian Academy of Knox (CAK), Hixson (Hix), Huntsville (Hunt), Randolph (Rand), Science Hill (SH), Signal Mtn (Signal Mtn), Univ. School of Jackson (USJ), Webb (Webb)

Standings: Huntsville (27), Randolph (11.5), Science Hill (10.5), USJ (9), CAK (6), Signal Mtn (4), Hixson (4), Webb (3)

* Singles Finals

No.1 Lucas Damian (Huntsville) def. George Marcos (USJ), 6-2, 6-3

No.2 Anthony Pellegrini (Huntsville) def. Ethan Fussell (CAK), 7-5, 5-7, 6-4

No.3 Jacob Bourland (Huntsville) def. Joe Lastovic (Randolph), 6-3, 6-3

No.4 Will Textor (Huntsville) def. Cameron Martin (Science Hill), 6-1, 6-1

No.5 Will Cook (Huntsville) def. Koray Davis (Randolph), 7-5, 6-1

No.6 Ethan Forbes (Huntsville) def. Sean Davis (Randolph), 6-1, 6-1

* Doubles Finals

No.1 Jacob Bourland-Lucas Damian (Huntsville) def. Tanner DeBord-Ethan Fussell (CAK), 8-0

No.2 Will Cook-Anthony Pellegrini (Huntsville) def. Joe Lastovic-Harrison Lioce (Randolph), 8-6

No.3 Ethan Forbes-Josh Sellers (Huntsville) def. Thomas Richardson-Fulton Robinson (Science Hill), 8-4

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


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