Chattanooga Prep Tennis Teams Ready for Spring Fling

Six teams seek state titles

Monday, May 19, 2014 - by B.B. Branton

Six Chattanooga prep tennis teams have hopes of bringing home state championships during Spring Fling XXI this week at Old Fort Park Tennis Complex in Murfreesboro.

In D-II AA its both Baylor teams along with GPS and McCallie, while the Hxson boys are competing in D-I A-AA as are the Notre Dame girls.

Baylor girls look for their fourth straight title, Notre Dame girls also won a championship in 2012 and Hixson boys is competing at the state for the first time.

50th Anniv. of Girls State Tennis Tournament - first championship was 1964 as Lynne Gregory won singles to lead David Lipscomb to the girls team title ...

If You Are Going

Spring Fling Tennis - Murfreesboro

Team Competition - Tuesday and Wednesday

Location: Old Fort Park Tennis Complex  at exit 78 on I-24

Cost: Tickets are $10 per day ... Parking is $5 per day

Times: (all times Eastern Daylight)

10 a.m. - D-II AA Girls

Noon - D-II AA Boys

2 p.m. - D-I A-AA and AAA Girls

4 p.m. -  D-I A-AA and AAA Boys

* Girls D-II AA: Semis (10 a.m. EDT) - Baylor (12-1) vs. Harpeth Hall; GPS (11-4) vs. Hutchison

Defending Champion: Baylor (2011-2012-2013)

Red Raiders are odds-on favorites to win their fourth ... GPS should make the finals and face Baylor for the third time this season ... Baylor's lone loss was to a Fla. state champion at the Deco-Turf (Ky.) tournament earlier this season ...

Brother-Sister Spring Fling Combo - GPS eighth grade Maddox Bandy plays at 10 a.m. ... plenty of time to go watch her brother Lake (plays for McCallie) play at 5 p.m. vs. Christian Brothers at Wilson Central HS

* Boys D-II AA: Semis (noon EDT) - McCallie vs. MBA ... MUS vs. Baylor

Defending Champion: Memphis Univ School (2013).

MUS is heavy favorite to win its second straight ... McCallie-MBA should be a great semis match ... McCallie won the region for the first time since 2009 and beat MBA on the road.

* Girls D-II A:  Semis - Knox Webb (13-0) vs. Univ. School of Nashville; St. Mary's (8-0) vs. St. Cecilia

Defending Champion: Knox Webb (2010-11-12-13)

Two undefeated teams - Knox Webb and St. Mary's should make the finals ... Four-time defending champion Webb are the favorites to win No.5 ... St. Mary's (1988-1992) is only school to win five straight ...

* Boys D-II A-AA: Semis- Knox Webb vs. BGA; Univ. School of Jackson vs. Univ. School of Nashville

Defending Champion: Knox Webb

* Girls D-I A-AA: Semis - Hume Fogg vs. CAK; Notre Dame vs. Union City

2013 Champion: Chattanooga Christian

Notre Dame beat CAK during the season and also beat CAK in the 2012 state finals ...

* Boys D-I A-AA: Semis - Hixson (14-3) vs. CPA; Knox Catholic and Trinity Christian

Hixson is making its first state tournament appearance

2013 Champion: Christian Academy of Knox.

* Girls D-I AAA: Semis - Ravenwood (10-0) vs. Houston; Siegel vs. Tenn. High

Defending Champion: Ravenwood (2010-11-12-13)

Raptors (10-0) are favorites to win a fifth ... led by Katie Fitt who will play at BYU next season.

* Boys D-I AAA:  Semis - Siegel vs. Tenn. High; Germantown vs. Brentwood

Defending Champion: Brentwood (2012-13)

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