Friday, October 26, 2012

Julio Olaya and Mary Wright win the Overall Arkansas State High School Tennis Championships

Julio Olaya (pictured right) of Pulaski Academy defeated Jake Jacoby of Pulaski Academy 4-6, 6-0, 7-5 for the Boy's Singles Title in the Overall Arkansas State High School Tennis Championships. Mary Wright (pictured below) of Hot Springs Lakeside narrowly defeated Emily Metcalf of Valley View 3-6, 7-5, 6-2 to win the Girl's Singles division title.

In reaching the Boys' Finals, Olaya defeated Grady McCain of Greenwood 6-2, 6-1 in his first match and defeated Reed Churchill of Fayetteville 6-0, 6-3 in the Semi-finals. Jacoby reached the Finals by defeating Drew Dodge of Conway Christian 6-0, 6-1 in his first match, and by defeating Christian Mathis of Mtn. Home 6-0, 6-0 in the Semi-finals.

Enroute to the Girls' finals, Wright defeated Laura Lanier of Episcopal Collegiate 6-2, 6-3 in her first match and defeated Arielle Butler of Searcy 6-1, 6-0 in the Semi-finals. Metcalf reached the finals by defeating Kami Ward of Lake Hamilton 6-1, 6-0, and Alye Darter of Heritage 6-2, 6-0 in the Semi-finals.

In the Overall High School Doubles divisions, Will Ginger/ Luke Lundstrum of Fayetteville defeated Matt Talbert/ Nick Anderson of Hot Springs Lakeside 7-6, 6-3 for the Boys' title. Tiffany Tang/Katherine Tang of Rogers defeated Julia Lefler/Sarah Kauffman of  Hot Springs Lakeside 6-0, 6-0 for the Girl's title.

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

7A Boy's Singles- Reid Churchill-Fayetteville          7A Girl's Singles- Alye Darter-Heritage
7A Boy's Doubles- Sheppard/Jordan-Bentonville    7A Girl's Doubles- Tang/Tang-Rogers

6A Boy's Singles- Christian Mathis-Mtn. Home      6A Girl's Singles- Arielle Butler-Searcy
6A Boy's Doubles- Caparas/Hurt-Jonesboro          6A Girl's Doubles- Henson/Glendenning-Lake Hmltn

5A Boy's Singles- Jake Jacoby-Pul. Academy         5A Girl's Singles- Mary Wright-Lakeside
5A Boy's Doubles- Talbert/Anderson-Lakeside       5A Girl's Doubles- Lefler/Kauffman-Lakeside
4A Boy's Singles- Matt Phillips-Valley View            4A Girl's Singles- Emily Metcalf-Valley View
4A Boy's Doubles-Leavey/Moser-Subiaco              4A Girl's Doubles- McJunkins/Vines-Nashville

3A Boy's Singles- Beau Wicker-Piggott                   3A Girl's Singles- Laura Lanier-Episcopal C
3A Boy's Doubles- Yoo/Nichols-Episcopal              3A Girl's Doubles- Kirkman/Kirkman-Harding

2A Boy's Singles- Drew Dodge-Conway Chrstn       2A Girl's Singles- Anna Brickell-Riverside
 2A Boy's Doubles- Hargrove/Jones-WestSide,GF   2A Girl's Doubles-Weaver/Wilson-Riverside

Article Submitted by: Chuck Cavin, Pinnacle Tennis Academy

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