Sunday, October 31, 2010

Austin Crawford of Little Rock Central and Tiffany Tang of Rogers win the Overall Arkansas State High School Tennis Championships

Austin Crawford (pictured left)of Little Rock Central narrowly defeated Julio Olaya of Pulaski Academy 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 for the Overall Arkansas State High School Tennis Championships in the boy's singles division.
Tiffany Tang of Rogers cruised to the girl's singles division title with a 7-5, 6-2 win over Mary Wright of Hot Springs Lakeside.
In the doubles division, Josh Guy/Cole Guy of White Hall defeated Bishop Bass/ Forrest Hickey of Greenwood 1-6, 6-2, 6-2 for the boy's title. Morgan Saxton/Allie Wilson of Greenwood squeaked by Lindsy Pearce/Lauren Ghahremani of Fort Smith Southside 6-7, 7-6, 7-5 for the girl's title.

The winners of the singles/doubles titles in each conference are as follows:

7A Boy's Singles- Austin Crawford of LR Central
7A Girl's Singles- Tiffany Tang of Rogers

7A Boy's Doubles- Zach Ellis/ Kevin Morris of Bentonville
7A Girl's Doubles- Trinity Randolph/ Darby Brandon of LR Central

6A Boy's Singles- Todd Turner of Lake Hamilton
6A Girl's Singles- Stephanie Gray of Russellville

6A Boy's Doubles- Angelo Caparas/ Rodger Hurt of Jonesboro
6A Girl's Doubles- Emily Lansford/ Katie Branum of Jonesboro

5A Boy's Singles- Will Campbell of Central Arkansas Christian
5A Girl's Singles- Mary Wright of Hot Springs Lakeside

5A Boy's Doubles- Josh Guy/ Cole Guy of White Hall
5A Girl's Doubles- Julia Lefler/ Sarah Kauffman of Hot Springs Lakeside

4A Boy's Singles- Julio Olaya of Pulaski Academy
4A Girl's Singles- Katelyn Jackson of Pulaski Academy

4A Boy's Doubles- Jake Jacoby/ Sean Corrothers of Pulaski Academy
4A Girl's Doubles- Maddie McJunkens/ Nancy Purnell of Nashville

3A Boy's Singles- Trent Brandon of Episcopal Collegiate
3A Girl's Singles- Maggie Beestra of Episcopal Collegiate

3A Boy's Doubles- Casey Shepard/ Michael Pope of Fountain Lake
3A Girl's Doubles- Laura Lanier/ Katie Bridges of Episcopal Collegiate

2A Boy's Singles- Juraj Ugor of Murfreesboro
2A Girl's Singles- Anna Brickell of Riverside

2A Boy's Doubles- Daniel Meador/ Nathan Weir of Union Christian
2A Girl's Doubles- Taylor Boness/ Kyley Campbell of Riverside

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Unseeded Mary Dineen upsets ITF Women's 40s World #1 Julie Cass in the USTA National Women's 40s & 50s Clay Court Championships

Mary Dineen of Winter Park, Florida scored the biggest upset of 2010 on the ITF Senior Tennis Tour in the Women's 40s event of the USTA National Senior Clay Court Tennis Championships in Gulf Breeze, Florida. Mary Dineen, a former college All-American but new to the ITF Women's 40s events, defeated ITF World #1 Julie Cass of Austin, Texas 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 in the quarterfinals of the tournament. Not resting on her laurels with her win over Cass, Dineen quickly dispatched of her other opponents enroute to a victory in the finals over ITF World #12 Vesna McKenna of Hollywood, Florida 6-3, 6-4.

In the Women's 50s division, ITF World #4 Diane Fishburne of Charleston, South Carolina defeated ITF World #1 Susan Wright of Grand Junction, Colorado 6-3, 6-1 for the title.

Photo (right): Women's 50s Runner-up, Susan Wright(left) and
Tournament Dr./former Arkansas Razorback Tennis
Star, Brian Sakey(right)