Saturday, February 22, 2020






Vestavia Hills’ boys, Mountain Brook’s Girls Claim the AHSAA 2019 Class 7A State Tennis Championships

Lady Spartans win for 29th time

    DECATUR – Vestavia Hills High School outscored runner-up Huntsville 38-36 to claim the AHSAA 2-19 Class 7A Boys’ State Tennis Championship at Jimmy Johns Tennis Center at Point Mallard.
    The Rebels snapped a three-year winning streak by Mountain Brook, which posted 24 points to finish third. Auburn was fourth with 22. The state title was the sixth overall for Vestavia, coached by Nathan Miles.
    Mountain Brook captured its third girls’ Class 7A state title in a row and the 29th overall in school history accumulating 53 points In the Class 7A Girls’ State Championships.  Coach Susan Farlow’s Lady Spartans out-pointed Vestavia Hills by 13 points. The Lady Rebels totaled 40 points, followed by McGill-Toolen Catholic with 17, Fairhope and Florence with 16 each. Fairhope’s girls received the 7A Sportsmanship Award and McGill-Toolen’s boys received the Boys’ Sportsmanship Award.
    Sophomore Emma Karcher downed Maggie Nelson of Vestavia Hills 7-5, 6-3 to claim the No. 1 singles championship. Karcher finished second in 2018. Madison Jenkins won at No. 3 singles for the Spartans, Liz Vandevelde won at No. 4 singles and Warner Johnson at No. 5. Karcher and Vandevelde teamed to win the No. 1 doubles title. Sully Ferreira and Kate Jeffcoat won for at No. 3 doubles for Mountain Brook.
    Auburn junior Phillip Bosman beat Grissom’s Parrish Simmons 6-4, 6-1 to capture the 7A boys’ No. 1 singles crown. Vestavia Hills won two singles titles, led by freshman George Fan at No. 3 and senior Gray Moore at No. 5. The Rebels’ team of sophomore Daniel Wheeler and junior Ethan Arrington won at No. 2 doubles title, and Vestavia won at No. 3 doubles with Fan and senior Jack Kimbrough.
   The Class 4A/5A and Class 6A state tennis tourneys conclude Tuesday night at Mobile Tennis Center, and the Class 1A/3A State Tourney at Lagoon Park is expected to conclude later today.

    For complete results of the Class 7A championships, go to the following links:

Class 7A Girls:
Class 7A Boys

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