The MCHS girls doubles' team of Lauren Blackman (foreground) and Sarah Tietgens won over MTCS (8-3) and Blackman also won her singles match (6-2, 6-1) over Cathy Throneberry. Photos by Anthony S. Puca
The MCHS tennis team swept Middle Tennessee Christian School (MTCS) in the District 11A-AA semifinals Friday at Old Fort Park with identical 4-2 victories, setting up a championship fianl match-up versus Page on Tuesday at MTCS.
Boys (MCHS 4-2)
Justin Killian def. Kip Kahler (2-6, 6-0, 6-3)
MCHS senior Justin Killian defeated Cougar number one seed Kip Kahler in a three set singles match before teaming up with Patrick Kennedy in an (8-6) doubles' win as the Tigers prevailed 4-2 overall to reach the district finals in Team Tennis.
Patrick Kennedy lost to Mark Claiborne (2-6, 1-6)
Erik Martin lost to Keith Pickard (4-6, 4-6)
Austin Mowell def. Reed Siler (2-6, 6-2, 6-4)
Chris Wells def. Chris Collins (6-0, 6-1)
Killian/Kennedy def. Kahler/Claiborne (8-6)
Girls (MCHS 4-2)
Sarah Tietgens lost to Kaly Stroop (4-6, 2-6)
Lauren Blackman def. Cathy Throneberry (6-2, 6-1)
Meribeth Brannon def. Julianne Peters (6-4, 6-2)
Cortni Beardsley def. D. Praseutsinh (6-3, 6-1)
Callie Johnson lost to Jenna Hixon (2-6, 1-6)