Beech’s Brooks, Guinn advance to 9-AAA doubles final

Beech’s Brooks, Guinn advance to 9-AAA doubles final


Beech’s Brooks, Guinn advance to 9-AAA doubles final


Close-up of a tennis ball and net on a tennis court

Close-up of a tennis ball and net on a tennis court

HENDERSONVILLE Beech High seniors Courtney Brooks and Allie Guinn advanced to the District 9-AAA Individual Tennis Tournament in girls’ doubles after completing a suspended match on Thursday afternoon.

Brooks and Guinn defeated Hendersonville High junior Grace Philips and sophomore Caroline Miller – 3-6, 6-0, 6-2 – finishing the third set on Thursday after thunderstorms halted play on Wednesday afternoon at Memorial Park.

Brooks and Guinn advance to face Hendersonville seniors Rae Gullet and Allison Newell in the championship match, with the date still to be determined due to team district tournament matches having already been scheduled on upcoming days.

Gullett and Newell had already won their semifinal match earlier on Wednesday before rain forced the postponement. Both teams qualify for the Region 5-AAA Tournament next week.

Blue Devils advance to district team finals

WHITE HOUSE The White House High boys tennis team advanced to the District 9 A-AA Team Tennis Tournament finals with a 5-0 victory over visiting Sycamore on Wednesday at White House City Park.

White House moved on to face Central Magnet in Friday’s championship match.

White House boys 5, Sycamore 0: Singles: Jackson Colburn (WH) d. Daniel Hatcher 6-1, 6-3; Dennis Combs (WH) d. Trevor Henderson 6-3, 0-6 (10-5); John Wright (WH) d. Tommy Stone 6-1, 7-5. Doubles: Colburn/Combs (WH) d. Hatcher/Wheeler 8-0; Wright/Jaxon Rappuhn (WH) d. Henderson/Daniel 8-2.

Commandos edge Mt. Juliet to advance

HENDERSONVILLE The fourth-seeded Hendersonville High boys tennis team defeated top-seeded Mt. Juliet by a 4-3 on margin on Thursday afternoon at Memorial Park to advance to Monday’s District 9-AAA Team Tennis Tournament finals.

The Commandos won both doubles matches to earn the decisive points.

Hendersonville senior Kato Richardson and sophomore Jackson Kinsler won their respective singles matches.

>> Third-seeded Wilson Central eliminated second-seeded Beech by handing the Buccaneers a 4-3 loss on Thursday.

Junior Cooper Presley and sophomore Chase Dorris won their respective singles matches and also prevailed at No. 1 doubles for the Buccaneers.

Hendersonville boys 4, Mt. Juliet 3: Singles: Kato Richardson (H) d. Josh Walker 6-3, 6-3; Dylan Chambers (MJ) d. Luke Jacob 6-0, 6-2; Ethan Johnston (MJ) d. Thomas Kohann 6-2, 6-1; Jackson Kinsler (H) d. Cam Walker 6-4, 6-2; Dillon Smith (MJ) d. Garrett Franklin 6-4, 6-4. Doubles: Jacob/Richardson (H) d. Chambers/Richardson (H) d. Chambers/J. Walker 8-6; Franklin/Kinsler (H) d. Haynes/Smith 8-5.

Wilson Central boys 4, Beech 3: Singles: Michael Mercante (WC) d. Robert Balgemann 6-3, 6-4; Houston Wood (WC) d. Eli Duncan 7-5, 6-3; Chase Dorris (B) d. Reece Gaddis 6-2, 6-3; Cooper Presley (B) d. Chase McElfresh 6-3, 6-2; Andrew Denning (WC) d. Drew McLaurine 7-5, 6-3. Doubles: Dorris/Presley (B) d. Gaddis/Wood 8-3; McElfresh/Rahmani (WC) d. Balgemann/Duncan 8-6.

Lady Commandos reach 9-AAA final

HENDERSONVILLE The top-seeded Hendersonville High girls tennis team won three out of five singles matches and prevailed at No. 1 doubles to defeat fourth-seeded Wilson Central, 4-2, at Memorial Park and advance to Monday’s District 9-AAA Team Tennis Tournament finals.

Seniors Rae Gullett and Allison Newell won their respective singles matches before pairing to win their doubles contest for the match-clinching point. Junior Grace Phillips also won in singles for the Lady Commandos.

>> Third-seeded Station Camp suffered a 4-1 loss to second-seeded Mt. Juliet in the semifinals.

Senior Camille Baker was the lone Lady Bison to win her match.

Mt. Juliet clinched the match by winning four singles matches, rendering doubles play unnecessary.

Hendersonville girls 4, Wilson Central 2: Singles: Rae Gullett (H) d. Jacey Staggs 6-0, 6-0; Allison Newell (H) d. Jennifer Beckham 6-1, 6-1; Grace Phillips (H) d. Cassie Joslin 6-3, 6-3; Lucia Hurtado (WC) d. Caroline Miller 2-6, 6-2, 6-1; Savannah Westbrook (WC) d. Kayla Conger 6-3, 6-4. Doubles: Gullett/Newell (H) d. Miller/Staggs 8-0.

Mt. Juliet girls 4, Station Camp 1: Singles: Raquel Holder (MJ) d. Kiana Mills 6-0, 6-0; Elizabeth Stanley (MJ) d. Rachel Crosslin 6-3, 7-5; Camille Baker (SC) d. Maggie Shepard by default (injury); Carly Earnhardt (MJ) d. Nidhi Menon 6-2, 6-4; Rachel Bounds (MJ) d. Julia Robinson 6-1, 6-1.


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