Tigerette tennis shines as Hooten wins district singles title
The District 8-AAA Tennis Tournament was held this past weekend at The University of the South’s Bruton-Guerry Tennis Center. Two rounds were played on Friday, and the semifinals and finals were held on Saturday. Remarkably, the Marshall County Girls’ Tennis Team advanced seven girls into the semifinals on Saturday.
After triumphing over 16 other players between them, Marshall County Junior Alexa Hooten and sophomore teammate McKenna Hunter met for the girls’ singles championship where Hooten prevailed 6-4, 6-0.
With the district title and runner-up in hand, Hooten and Hunter advanced to the regionals.
Senior Annie Haynes and junior Anna Claire Moses advanced to the finals of Girls’ Doubles after defeating Marshall County’s surprising team of freshmen, Lily Smith and Reese Michael in three sets in the semifinals. Haynes and Moses lost in the finals to a pair from Lincoln County 6-2, 6-2, but also advanced to regionals.
Freshman Bella Tepedino was runnerup in the Girls’ JV Singles, losing to Lincoln County.
On Monday 30, the MCHS Girls defeated Lincoln County in the District 8 semifinal by a score of 4-3. Annie Haynes, Anna Claire Moses, Reese Michael, and Haynes and Moses in doubles providing the wins.
MCHS plays at Tullahoma for the District 8-AAA Championship on Thursday at 4 p.m.
MCHS posted an 11-3 regular season record.
All-District Girls’ Team: Alexa Hooten, McKenna Hunter, Annie Haynes, Anna Claire Moses, Lily Smith, and Reese Michael.
Boys’ All District: Sean Kennedy
All-JV Team: Bella Tepedino