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14 and under Juniors Win State Championship

July 25, 2007 03:30 PM

A team of juniors from ATC won the Kentucky State Junior Team Tennis title this past weekend in Louisville. The 14 and under Intermediate team defeated teams from Louisville, Owensboro and Versailles. The team went undefeated in 4 team matches but the competition was stiff as they won by 1 game over a team from Louisville.The format of the competition is 5 matches in each team match consisting of Boys Singles, Girls Singles, Boys Doubles, Girls Doubles and Mixed Doubles. This is the same as World Team Tennis played by the pro's.Junior team tennis is equivalent to USTA League Tennis for Adults and Seniors .Matches are 8 game pro sets where total games determine the winner. The Ashland Team edged Louisville Rising Stars 142 games to 141 games.

Team members are: Kelsey Hensley, Madison Stevens, Lauren Phelps, Mallory Powell, Chase Bates, Kyle Groce and Evan White

They will now advance to the Southern Sectional Championships in Mobile, Alabama on August 17-19, 2007. The team is looking for donations to help pay for the trip and is asking the tennis community for help. If you would like to help please send your donation to ATC, PO Box 528, Ashland, KY 41105. PLEASE indicate that your check is for JTT. All donations are appreciated!


Match scores:

Ashland High Rollers vs Versailles FabulousFastbreakers Ashland Won 40-3

Ashland High Rollers vs Owensboro Bradshaw: Ashland won 36-19

Ashland High Rollers vs Louisville Rising Stars: Ashland Won 34-31

Ashland High Rollers vs KLouisville Blake: Ashland Won 32-20


Kudos to these fine Juniors and we wish them the best of luck in Mobile! Go High Rollers!!!!