CAK Edges Notre Dame For Tennis State Crown

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - by B.B. Branton

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The third time's the charm came true for the Christian Academy of Knoxville girls tennis team here today as the Warriors edged Notre Dame, 4-2, in the Spring Fling state finals in D-I A-AA at the Old Fort Park Tennis Complex.

Notre Dame had beaten CAK, 5-4 earlier this season and also defeated the Knoxville school in the 2012 state finals.

CAK led 3-2 after singles with wins at No.1 (Leighton Porter), No.4 (Allison Ivey) and No.5 (Emily Ann Welles) and then Ivey and Elise DeNicole clinched the title at No.2 doubles.

Notre Dame singles wins were by Danika Dorris (No.2) and Sarah Faith Ingell (No.3).

"It was a close match and the difference was they were able to control play at the net," said Notre Dame coach Nancy Fox.

"We had a real good year with district, region and sectional titles and have a good group of players returning."

CAK 4, Notre Dame 2  

singles

Leighton Porter (CAK) def. Sarah Joyce, 6-1, 6-1

Danika Dorris (ND) def. Holly Chastain, 6-3, 6-1

Sarah Faith Ingell (ND) def. Elise DeNicole, 6-2, 6-3

Allison Ivey (CAK) def. Mary Margaret Haywood, 6-3, 6-3

Emily Ann Welles (CAK) def. Katie Lamsey, 7-5, 6-2

doubles

Ivey-DeNicole (CAK) def. Ingell-Haywood, 8-4

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


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