Wednesday, May 21, 2014
- by B.B. Branton
MURFREESBORO - Memphis University School played today as the defending D-II AA state champions they are as the Owls topped McCallie, 4-0, in the Spring Fling state tennis finals here at Old Fort Park Tennis Complex.
The Owls won two out of three doubles matches for the doubles team point and then had singles wins from Spencer Richey, Paul Lattue and Alex Carro.
With its win, MUS has now won 15 state titles (the first coming in 1967), tying Baylor boys for the most team championships.
"MUS is very strong, but I was pleased with how we competed and fought in every match," said McCallie coach Eric Voges whose Blue Tornado team played in the finals for the first time since winning its last title in 2009.
"I was hoping MUS would make a few more mistakes than they did to give us an opening. But give them credit, they played strong tennis."
State Singles and Doubles: The high school season is not over for either team as the state individual tournament starts Thursday morning with finals Friday morning in all divisions.
"I am glad that all our top six players qualified for either singles or doubles," Voges stated.
MUS 4, McCallie 0
Spencer Richey-Michael Apple (MUS) def. Cody Gubin-Turner Voges, 8-3
Luke Orthner-Carter Eaves (McC) def. Michael Birnbaum-Paul Lattue, 8-2
Jacob Birnbaum-Walker Sims (MUS) def. Taylor Burgin-Connor O'Brien, 8-3
Spencer Richey (MUS) def. Turner Voges, 6-3, 6-3
Paul Lattue (MUS) def. Carter Eaves, 6-0, 6-3
Alex Carro (MUS) def. Connor O'Brien, 6-3, 6-2
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