Prep Tennis A-AA: SM Boys, CCS Girls Advance to State

Friday, May 19, 2017 - by B.B. Branton

Chattanooga Christian Girls and Signal Mountain Boys won sectional tennis matches Thursday to advance to next week’s Spring Fling XIV state tournament in Murfreesboro.

CCS Girls 4, Silverdale 2

The victorious Chargers led 3-2 after singles and secured the sectional title (round of 16) with a win at No. 2 doubles to defeat host Silverdale Thursday at Chattanooga State.

CCS had singles wins by Bailey Dishmon, Olivia Torbett and Olivia Underwood, while Torbett and Underwood sealed the team win with an 8-2 pro set victory.

Next Week: CCS will play a semifinal match against the Region 7-8 winner at Old Fort Park Tuesday May 23 at 4 p.m. EDT.

Girls Singles:

1 Bailey Dishmon (CCS) def. Lauren Pepping, 6-1, 6-2

2 Olivia Torbett (CCS) def. McKahla Hicks, 6-4, 1-6, 7-6 (4)

3 Olivia Underwood (CCS) def. Brittney Portwood, 6-0, 1-6, 6-1

4 Morgan Petet (Silverdale) def. Ashley Rice, 6-2, 6-7 (4), 6-3

5 Emma Rice (Silverdale) def. Addie Boulware, 6-2, 6-0

Doubles

Torbett-Underwood (CCS) def. Rice-Petet, 8-2

Signal Mountain 5, Red Bank 0

Grant Williams (Signal Mtn.) defeated Daniel Cox at No.1 singles, 7-6 (6), 6-3, to lead Signal Mountain to a 5-0 win Thursday against host Red Bank to gain its first ever trip to the state tourney.

Next Week: Signal Mtn. plays Tuesday May 23 at 2 p.m. EDT at Old Fort Park in Murfreesboro against the Region 5-6 winner in a semifinal match.

Singles

Grant Williams (SM) def. Daniel Cox, 7-6, (6), 6-3

Roger Trombley (SM) def. Gar Paradis, 6-3, 6-3

Thomas Thelen (SM) def. Caleb Paradis, 7-5, 6-0

Carson Williams (SM) def. Sam Turner, 6-1, 7-6 (1)

Jay Griggs (SM) def. Austin Camp,6-4, 6-3

 

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



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