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Division II Crowns Region Tennis Champions

 

Defending state champs from Webb - Brandon Fickey and Guinn and Vicki Garcia in doubles - moved a step closer to another state medal by winning the East/Middle Region titles Sunday at McCallie.

 

Fickey, ranked No.2 in the South in the 16s, defeated Chris Schlabach (McCallie) in the singles finals, 6-1, 6-4, for his first region crown, while the Garcia's edged Samantha Lewis-Caitlin Casey (Harpeth Hall), 6-1, 6-3, in a successful defense of their 2008 region championship.

 

GPS junior Sarah Evans won her first region title in four tries, losing only one game in three matches. She defeated teammate Bronte Goodhue, 6-0, 6-0, in the finals.

 

The McCallie tandem of Thomas Fanjoy-Sawyer Voges defeated Webb's top-seeded Chris Haydek-Reid Walling, 6-4, 6-4. The second set showed seven breaks of serve, before Fanjoy served it out in the 10th game.

 

???We had an excellent two days of tennis as this region (Nashville, Chattanooga, Knoxville) has a lott of top level players, including a few highly ranked in the South,'' said McCallie coach and tournament director Eric Voges. ???This was a much stronger and more balanced region tournament that last year.''

 

Voges was also pleased with his team's performance.

 

???McCallie had a finalist in singles and our doubles teams finish first and fifth, so we are taking five of our six seniors to the state individual,'' Voges stated. ???Three of those five were not in our top six last year so this is their first time to play for a individual title.''

 

State Qualifiers: The top five in singles and doubles from the East/Middle and the top three from the West advance to the state quarterfinals Thursday May 21.

 

Top Four Seeds Hold Up: Boys singles seeds finished 1-2-3-4 ??¦ girls singles seeds finished 1-3-2-4 ??¦ boys doubles seeds finished 2-1-3-4 ??¦ girls doubles seeds finished 1-2-3-unseeded, with #4 taking fifth.

 

Those Going to State by School:

 

Boys: McCallie (1 singles, 2 doubles); Webb (1 singles, 1 doubles), MBA (1 singles, 1 doubles) , Baylor (1 doubles), BGA (1 singles), Ensworth (1 singles).

 

Girls: GPS (2 singles, 1 doubles), Webb (2 singles, 1 doubles), (Baylor (1 doubles), BGA (1 singles), Father Ryan (1 doubles), Harpeth Hall (1 doubles).

 

Boys (top five in singles/doubles advance to state quarterfinals)

 

Singles

 

Championship: (1) Brandon Fickey (Webb) d. (2) Chris Schlabach (McC) 6-1, 6-4

 

Third: (3) Maxx Lipman (BGA d. (4) Rand Jackson (Ensworth), 7-5, 6-2

 

Fifth: Davis Thrailkill (MBA) d. William Disterdick (McC), 6-2, 6-4

 

Doubles

 

Championship: (2) Thomas Fanjoy-Sawyer Voges McCallie) d. (1) Chris Haydek-Reid Walling (Webb), 6-4, 6-4

 

Third: (3) Russell Anderson-Richard Brunsting (MBA) d. (4) Aditya Rali-Alex Cooper (Baylor), 7-6 (4), 6-3

 

Fifth: Taylor Rogers-Nathan Winters (McC) d. Zach Moore-Eric Roddy (Baylor), 6-3, 6-2

 

Girls (top five in singles/doubles advance to state quarterfinals)

 

Singles

 

Championship: (1) Sarah Evans (GPS) d. (3) Bronte Goodhue (GPS), 6-0, 6-0

 

Third: (2) Anna Herbold (BGA) d. (4) Megan Conley (Webb), 3-6, 6-1, 6-1

 

Fifth: Jenny Haydek (Webb) d. Kelsey Best (Harpeth Hall), 7-5, 6-3

 

Doubles:

 

Championship: (1) Guinn Garcia-Vicki Garcia (Webb) d. (2) Samantha Lewis-Caitin Casey (Harpeth Hall), 6-1, 6-3

 

Third: (3) Carolyn Caire-Elizabeth Davis (Father Ryan) d. Meredith Morrow-Ann Elizabeth Holley (GPS), 2-6, 6-4, 7-5.

 

Fifth: (4) Katie Thornton-Sarah Berchuck (Baylor) d. Erika Marschall-Kelly Scruggs (Baylor), 6-1, 6-1.

 

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

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Looks like there will be a great Spring Fling in the "Boro.

 

We heard one of the parents was removed on Saturday for coaching his kids. Any truth? How does the tssaa police this? are there usta officials onsite and do usta rules apply?

 

 

 

thanks for the heads up . did not know this happened. Eric Voges at McCallie evoges@mccallie.org or tssaa office should be able to answer this ...

 

 

 

Eric was tourney director but there was play at GPS, McC and Baylor on Sat. do not know where this happened.

 

 

 

b.b.b.

 

 

 

as far as I know, USTA rules do apply ... high school matches are different than usta matches in that high school coaches can coach between points, games, etc. ... in a usta match, no one is suppose to assist a player in any way - no communication of any type - hand signs etc. - except between second and third sets.

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Sounds like that the spring fling will be very interesting. What was the score of the Lipman and Fickey match? How was that a semi-final match and not a final?

 

Was the parent from Webb?

 

 

 

score was 3,3 I believe. seeding committee put #3 Lipman vs. #1 Fickey in one half ... #2 Schlabach and Lipman would be a good match. Lipman and Fickey meet again on Thursday at Webb in the team quarters.

 

 

 

will be interesting to see the seeding for the eight singles boys at state. I'll e-mail Eric on the parent issue.

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Could it have been that father of the girls doubles team? Rumor has it that he has been known to do this in the past.

 

 

All I heard is that it was a Webb dad. Pretty sad and unsportsmanlike if it is true. If so tssaa should ban him from the site. of course they won"t.

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Looks like there will be a great Spring Fling in the "Boro.

 

We heard one of the parents was removed on Saturday for coaching his kids. Any truth? How does the tssaa police this? are there usta officials onsite and do usta rules apply?

 

 

 

the "usual suspect" was removed. I won't name him but he lives in Knoxville, his two daughters are the top doubles team and would win without the on-court coaching.

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I've never heard of them having a "rep" for that. Secondly, every team has a parent or parents that care a great deal about their kids playing, and do the utmost they can to try to help their kid win. It's a little outlandish to single out Webb because of an incident that no one seems to even know the facts about (and I dont know anything about it either). I guess we'll see who the real winners are come Wednesday.

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