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Chattanooga Rotary is Friday and Saturday at Three Sites

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Led by defending champion St. Xavier (Ky.) Boys and Baylor Girls, along with four-time Maryland boys state champion Gilman School, the 62nd annual Chattanooga Rotary Prep Tennis starts today (April 6) at 8:30 a.m. with singles matches in Divisions A & B at three sites – Baylor, McCallie and GPS.

A myriad of individual and team state champs will make for another strong tournament.

Boys A(at Baylor): Baylor, Gilman, MBA, McCallie, Mountain Brook, MUS, St. Xavier, Univ. School Jackson,

Notes - Two-time defending Rotary champion St. Xavier (Ky.) (and 9-time defending Ky. state champs) should battle with four-time Maryland state champ Gilman School and MBA for the title … Mountain Brook is Alabama 7A defending state champs … No.1 singles seed is Derrick Thompson (Gilman) who will attend the U.S. Naval Academy in the fall … Gilman has three top seeds in singles and one top seed in doubles … while MBA has two top seeds in singles and one in doubles … St. Xavier has one top seed in singles (Preston Cameron) and doubles (Cameron and Alex Wesbrooks) .. Cameron won the Ky. state doubles crown in 2017

Girls A (at Baylor): defending champion Baylor, GPS, Harpeth Hall, Knox Webb,   Mountain Brook, Spain Park, Univ. School Jackson

Notes: Baylor has four returning starters and is 2-time defending champion and has won six of last seven Rotary’s … also is 7-time defending D-II AA state champs … GPS has five seniors from the 2017 state runner-up team … Knox. Webb could win it all if pre-tourney seeds are a good barometer … has four singles as top seeds and two doubles teams … Mountain Brook was third in the 2017 Rotary and won the Alabama 7A title … Spain Park was 7A state runner-up … No.1 singles seed is Maddox Bandy (GPS, 2-time state doubles champ) who will attend Lipscomb Univ. in the fall … Knox Webb's Lauren Yoon is second seeded at No.1 singles and won 2017 D-II A state singles title ... Sydney Ellison (Spain Park) won a state singles title last year at No.3, while Liz Vandevelde (Mountain Brook)  won an Alabama state singles title in 2017 at No.5 .. Vandevelde and Maggie Duggan won a 2017 state doubles crown at the No.3 spot.

Boys B (at McCallie): Defending champ Huntsville, Knox Catholic, McCracken, Randolph, Spain Park, Signal Mtn., Univ. School of Nashville, Knox Webb

Notes … Notes … 2017 Champion was Huntsville who also won it all in 2014 … Signal Mtn. was 2017 D-I A-AA state runner-up ... Knox Webb was 2017 D-II A state champ ... Webb's Harrison Williams won the state singles crown while teammates Ben Pearce and Ohm Sharma claimed the state doubles crown ..  What a First Round Doubles Match ... state champs Pearce and Sharma face Signal Mtn's Grant Williams-Thomas Thelen who were 2017 region champs at 2 p.m. today in a doubles quarterfinal match.

Girls B (at GPS): Chattanooga Christian, Huntsville, Knox. Catholic, McCracken, Randolph, Signal Mountain, St. Andrews, Univ. School Nashville

Notes: 2017 Champion Spain Park is in the Girls A Division this year … Knox Catholic won the B Division in 2016 and D-I A-AA state champs in 2017… Chattanooga Christian was 2017 D-I A-AA state runner-up … Sara Allen (Knox. Catholic) won the 2017 D-I A-AA state doubles title with her sister (now graduated) … Sydney Flesch (Huntsville) was a state singles champ in 2016 and runner-up in 2017… McCracken was Rotary Division A runner-up in 2017 and has won three straight Kentucky state championships and has three returning starters.

 

** Schedule Boys A and Girls A is played at Baylor

Friday Singles: 8:30 a.m. quarterfinals  11 a.m.  - semis for girls  12:30p.m.  - semis for boys

Doubles: Girls quarters at 3 pm. …  Boys quarters at 4-5 p.m.

Saturday 8:30 a.m. all singles finals, boys and girls

Doubles semis: 11 a.m. and noon for both boys and girls … finals starting at 1 p.m.

** Schedule for Boys B at McCallie (no seeding of players)

Friday – quarters at 8:30 a.m. … semis at 11 a.m.

Doubles - quarters at 2 p.m. and semis at 3 p.m.

Saturday -singles finals at 8:30 a.m. … doubles finals at 10 a.m.

** Schedule for Girls B at GPS (no seeding of players)

Friday – quarters at 8:30 a.m. … semis at 11 a.m.

Doubles - quarters at 2 p.m. and semis at 3 p.m.

Saturday -singles finals at 8:30 a.m. … doubles finals at 10 a.m.

contact B.B. Branton at [email protected]

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