PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Why chosen: Fischer captured a Class AAA state title in his first trip. He beat Science Hill’s Andrew Morton 6-3, 6-1 in the finals.
Quote: “It’s always been (Sean and Steven) Karl, Karl, Karl the past couple years, so it’s a huge honor to fall in their footsteps a bit as they went on to be great players, so it’s exciting; it’s a huge deal, so I’m excited.”
Family: Dad Martin, mom Dana, sister Georgia (15).
College plans: “I absolutely want to play college tennis. Still undecided.”
Athletic background: I played basketball and lacrosse until middle school, but tennis has always been my priority.
Favorite sport besides tennis: Basketball.
Best high school sports moment: Watching my teammate clinch our district title —Go BHS!!
Favorite athlete: Kobe Bryant.
Favorite food: Honey-seared Chicken / Pei Wei.
Where do you see yourself in 10 years: A career in physics / astronomy.
Summer plans: Playing the Summer Tournaments — Southerns, National Clay Courts (Delray Beach), National Hard (Kalamazoo).
HUSSAIN AL ZUBAIDI, Siegel, Fr.
Reached the Class AAA state semifinals before falling to Science Hill’s Andrew Morton.
GEORGE HARWELL, MBA, Jr.
Captured his second consecutive DII-AA state singles title, defeating rival Miles Jackson in the finals.
MILES JACKSON, Ensworth, So.
Pushed rival George Harwell to the limit in the DII-AA finals before falling 6-7, 6-3, 4-6.
NATHAN ZOU, Central Magnet, Fr.
Captured the Class A-AA state title with a 6-4, 6-3 win over Knox Catholic’s Jacob Lorino.
STEFAN ANTIC, HAYES CANUPP, Ravenwood, Jr., Jr.
Reached the AAA state semifinals before falling to eventual champs Griffin Davis and Charlie Adams (Bearden).
NOAH BAKER, SAM BURRUS, Friendship Christian, Jr., Jr.
Reached the DII-A semifinals before losing to eventual champs Cade Reasons and George Markos (USJ).
George Corzine, University School of Nashville, Fr.
Cole Crosland, White Co., Jr.
Timmy O’Brien, Zion Christian, So.
Isaiah Polk, Page, Sr.
Kato Richardson, Hendersonville, Sr.
Josh Walker, Dylan Chambers, Mt. Juliet, Jr., Jr.
Griffin Emrick, Thomas Goodwyn, MTCS, Jr., Sr.
COACH OF THE YEAR
BILL JAYNE, BRENTWOOD
Why chosen: Jayne led Brentwood to the Class AAA team semifinals and was also there to help Sam Fischer claim the Class AAA singles title over Science Hill’s Andrew Morton.
Quote: “I’m very happy for him. His game continues to improve. We won the boys individual title with Maxx Lipman my first year of coaching, so Sam being able to do that again is a testament to what Brentwood High School has.”