Monday, November 14, 2011

Jake Jacoby and Nicole Coopersmith Voted Arkansas Junior Tennis Players of the Year by Central Arkansas Tennis Talk

The final votes have been cast by the readers of Central Arkansas Tennis Talk, and the winners of the 2011 Arkansas Junior Tennis Player of the Year Award are Jake Jacoby of Little Rock and Nicole Coopersmith of Pine Bluff.

Jake Jacoby (pictured upper right), class of 2014 at Pulaski Academy, won the Arkansas Overall Boy's High School Tennis Championships at 15 years old. Jake went undefeated in taking the Overall title and the Boy's 4A Conference High School title. Jake also reached #36 in the Southern Boy's 16s current rankings.

Nicole Coopersmith of Pine Bluff (pictured lower right), only a 7th Grader in Pine Bluff and class of 2017, was the highest ranked Arkansas junior in 2011. Nicole reached #3 in the Southern Sectional current tennis rankings in the Girl's 12s division. In Arkansas competition, Nicole swept thru the Girl's 14s division at the Arkansas Junior Closed State Championships without losing a set enroute to the title.