Saturday, February 22, 2020






Houston Academy, Saint James Claim AHSAA Class 1A/3A Boys’ and Girls’ Tennis Championships


MONTGOMERY – Houston Academy swept all six singles and one doubles championship Tuesday at the AHSAA Class 1A/3A State Tennis Championships at Lagoon Park to post 78 points as the Raiders of Coach William Hart won the Dothan school’s third AHSAA boys’ state tennis title in school history. Saint James edged Saint Luke’s Episcopal 56-52 to win the Class 1A/3A girls’ state title.
    Senior Will Tucker led Houston Academy with a hard-fought 5-7, 6-3, 6-3 victory over Sam Prickett of Saint James to win the No. 1 boys’ singles crown. Saint James finished second with 67 points. Donoho was third with 27 and T.R, Miller followed with 22.
    Senior Nicholas Ruddock won the No. 2 singles for Houston Academy. Other Raiders to win singles crowns were freshman Andrew Ayodeji (No. 3); junior Hayes Edwards (No. 4); junior David Edwards (No. 5); and seventh grader Mitchell Piedra (No. 6). 
    Saint James, coached by Geoff Waring, picked up the No. 5 singles title thanks to seventh grader Reilly Taylor and senior Allyn Browning won the No. 6 singles crown. Shoals Christian’s Lee Taylor Bishop beat Saint James senior Ann Miller 6-0, 6-3 to claim the No. 1 singles championship. Browning and Taylor also won the No. 3 doubles title for Saint James.
  For complete match-play results, go to the following links:

Class 1A/3A Girls:
Class 1A/3A Boys:

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