DECATUR – Vestavia Hills edged out Mountain Brook 42-40 to capture the AHSAA Class 7A girls’ state tennis championship Tuesday, and Mountain Brook High School’s boys’ captured the boys’ 7A title as the 7A State Championships concluded at Decatur’s Almon Tennis Center at Point Mallard.
Vestavia Hills’ girls, coached by Shelley Sumner , posted three singles wins and one doubles victory in the finals to nip Mountain Brook 42-40. The Spartans had two singles champions and one doubles winner. Huntsville was third with 29.
Winning singles titles for Vestavia Hills were Georgia Moros at No. 3, Maggie Nelson at No. 5 and Harper Anderson at No. 6. Moros, a junior, and Nelson won the No. 3 doubles and seniors Haley Harmon and Hannah Nelson fell in the No. 1 doubles finals to Daryn Ellison and Sidney Ellison of Spain Park.
Freshman Margaret Polk paced the Lady Spartans winning the No. 1 singles title with a 6-1, 6-0 win over Fairhope sophomore Caroline Adams in the finals.
Fairhope was selected the 7A Sportsmanship Award recipient.
Mountain Brook Boys Dominate
Mountain Brook’s boys, coached by Susan Farlow, rolled to four singles state titles and swept all three doubles finals to post 53 points as the Spartans won for a state boys title for the 27th time -- an AHSAA record. McGill-Toolen was second with 22, followed by Enterprise with 20 and Spain Park, 18.
Bob Jones senior Vincent Rettke closed out his prep career with his second straight Class 7A state singles title. Rettke beat Fairhope freshman Will Dodson 6-1, 6-1 in the No. 1 singles finals.
Junior David Faulkner won the No. 2 singles championship for Mountain Brook winning 6-1, 7-5 over McGill-Toolen’s Hallet Green. Seniors Yates Jackson, Seth Cohen and Leo Styslinger also won 3, 5 and 6 singles, respectively, for the Spartans.
Peter Hartman and Jackson won the No. 1 singles title, Faulkner and Paul Jones won No. 2 doubles, Chase Robinett and Andrew Karcher, No. 3 doubles for Mountain Brook.
McGill-Toolen was the Sportsmanship Award recipient for the boys’ division.
Complete finals results are below. All results can be found at www.ahsaa.com for Class 7A and Class 1A-3A, which got underway Tuesday at Montgomery’s Lagoon Park.
AHSAA Tennis Championships
Class 7A Final Results
CLASS 7A GIRLS’ TEAM SCORING
Vestavia Hills 42; Mountain Brook 40; Huntsville 29; McGill-Toolen 14; Spain Park 12; Auburn 7; Enterprise 4; Fairhope 3, Bob Jones 2.
Sportsmanship winner: Fairhope.
CLASS 7A GIRLS’ CHAMPIONSHIPS
No. 1 – Margaret Polk, Mountain Brook d. Caroline Adams, Fairhope, 6-1, 6-0.
No. 2 – Ashley Cooks, Huntsville d. Sarah Cooper, Mountain Brook, 6-2, 4-6, 6-1.
No. 3 – Georgia Moros, Vestavia Hills d. Hallet DeMouy, McGill-Toolen, 6-1, 6-2.
No. 4 – Cele Sullivan, Mountain Brook d. Sage Ellis, Vestavia Hills, 6-2, 6-3.
No. 5 – Maggie Nelson, Vestavia Hills d. Morgan Jenkins, Mountain Brook, 4-6, 6-3, 6-0.
No. 6 – Harper Anderson, Vestavia Hills d. Laura Walker, Huntsville, 6-3, 6-3.
No. 1 – Daryn Ellison/Sidney Ellison, Spain Park d. Haley Harmon/Hannah Nelson, Vestavia Hills, 6-2, 4-6, 6-3.
No. 2 – Sarah Cooper/Cele Sullivan, Mountain Brook d. Hallet DeMouy/Helen Ann Cornell, McGill-Toolen, 6-1, 6-4.
No. 3 – Georgia Moros/Maggie Nelson, Vestavia Hills d. Claudia Stephens/Emily Felix, Huntsville, 6-1, 6-1.
CLASS 7A BOYS’ TEAM SCORING
Mountain Brook 53; McGill-Toolen 22; Enterprise 20; Spain Park 18; Huntsville 17; Bob Joes 8; James Clemens 6; Fairhope 6; Auburn 5; Oak Mountain 4.
Sportsmanship winner: McGill-Toolen.
CLASS 7A BOYS’ CHAMPIONSHIPS
No. 1 – Vincent Rettke, Bob Jones d. Will Dotson, Fairhope, 6-1, 6-1.
No. 2 – David Faulkner, Mountain Brook d. Hallet Green, McGill-Toolen, 6-1, 7-5.
No. 3 – Yates Jackson, Mountain Brook d. Connor Coots, Huntsville, 6-1, 6-0.
No. 4 – Connor Coleman, Spain Park d. Brett Blackburn, Enterprise, 6-3, 6-2.
No. 5 – Seth Cohen, Mountain Brook d. Jeffery Schock, McGill-Toolen, 6-1, 6-1.
No. 6 – Leo Styslinger, Mountain Brook d. Ryan Stafford, Spain Park, 6-1, 6-2.
No. 1 – Peter Hartman/Yates Jackson, Mountain Brook d. Jachym Bezouska/ Ethan Forbes, Huntsville, 6-2, 6-2.
No. 2 – David Faulkner/Paul Jones, Mountain Brook d. Christopher Scherzburg/Evan Pruett, Enterprise, 6-0, 6-1.
No. 3 – Chase Robinett/Andrew Karcher, Mountain Brook d. Connor Coleman/Sam Johnson, Spain Park, 6-1, 6-0.
Class 6A State Boys Tennis Championships
Team scoring: Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa 41,Walker 39, Dothan 38, Briarwood Christian 36, Florence 35, Opelika 35, Cullman 27, Northridge 24, Saraland 24, Austin 11, Homewood 11, Shades Valley 10, Albertville 2.
Team Sportsmanship winner: Briarwood Christian.
UMS-Wright captured the 16th AHSAA boys’ state tennis championship in school history Tuesday totaling 80 points in the Class 4A/5A state tourney held at the Mobile Tennis Center. UMS-Wright had won six straight Class 4A crowns coming into the new 4A/5A division. The streak is still alive now at seven.
St. Paul’s, the Class 5A champs in 2014, finished second with 50 points and Randolph was third with 48.
The tourney still has No. 1 singles finals to play Wednesday. Trinity Presbyterian’s Tyler Vermillion won three straight singles matches to reach the finals and will face UMS-Wright senior William Hooper, who beat Randolph’s Grant Ginsburg in a grueling 6-3, 7-5 semifinals to set up today’s final match. Hooper also teamed with Nicholas Anez to win four No. 1 doubles matches including Tuesday’s 7-6 (5), 6-4 victory over Ginsburg and Owen Averbuch of Randolph in the finals.
Cooper played in his maximum number of matches forcing the singles finals to be postponed. Since all other play has concluded, the two netters will play the championship match Wednesday at 4 p.m. at T.R. Miller High School in Brewton, a midway point between Montgomery and Mobile for the two schools.
Coach Rick Cleveland’s Bulldogs can pick up three more points with a Cooper win. Trinity, which had 31 points, can also added three more points to its total with a Vermillion win. UMS-Wright’s girls won the 2015 state crown Tuesday and now owns a seven-year state championship winning streak as well.
Anez won the No. 2 singles title for Cleveland’s squad. UMS-Wright also got singles championship wins from Patrick Kraver (No. 3) and Patrick McGowin (No. 4). Patrick Kraver and Pete VanLingen also had a hard-fought win over Jimmy Mackin and Sam Franklin of St. Paul’s in the No. 2 doubles finals, winning 7-6 (6), 6-3.
Class 4A/5A State Boys Tennis Championships*
Team scoring: UMS-Wright 80*, St. Paul’s Episcopal 50, Randolph 48, Trinity Presbyterian 31*, LAMP 27, Russellville 24, Fayette County 18, West Point 16, Helena 14, Douglas 12, Guntersville 10, St. James 9, Sylacauga 9, Haleyville 4, Jacksonville 2, Oneonta 2.
*-Final scoring will be completed after No. 1 singles finals Wednesday.
Team Sportsmanship winner: (tie) Fayette County and SAylacauga.
No. 1 – Tyler Vermillion, Trinity vs. William Hooper, UMS-Wright, Wednesday at TR Miller, High School, Brewton, 4 p.m.
No. 2 – Nicholas Anez, UMS-Wright d. Owen Averbuch, Randolph, 6-1, 6-4
No. 3 – Patrick Kraver, UMS-Wight d. Max Williams, Trinity, 3-6, 7-5, 6-1
No. 4 – Patrick McGowin, UMS-Wright d. Sam Franklin, St. Paul’s, 6-0, 7-5
No. 5 – William Russell, St. Paul’s d. Pete VanLingen, UMS-Wright, 6-4, 7-5
No. 6 – Harrison Citrin, St. Paul’s d. Jackson Laurence, UMS-Wright, 6-4, 6-1
No. 1 – William Hooper/Nicholas Anez, UMS-Wright d. Grant Ginsburg/Owen Averbuch, Randolph, 7-6 (5), 6-4
No. 2 – Patrick Kraver/Pete VanLingen, UMS-Wright d. Jimmy Mackin/Sam Franklin, St. Paul’s, 7-6(6), 6-3
No. 3 – William Russell/Harrison Citrin, St. Paul’s d. Patrick McGowin/Will McGowin, UMS-Wright, 6-2, 2-6, 7-5
Montgomery Academy won all nine singles and doubles championship matches Tuesday to total 65 points as the Eagles claimed the 2015 AHSAA Class 1A-3A state boys’ tennis crown at Decatur’s Almon Tennis Center at Decatur’s Point Mallard State Park.
It was the fifth straight title and 14th boys’ state championship overall for Coach David Bethea’s Eagles. The win gave Montgomery Academy a sweep of the boys’ and girls’ championships in 2015.
Westminster of Oak Mountain was second with 28 points and Altamont was third with 26.
Bo Torbert won the No. 1 singles title with a 6-0, 6-2 victory over Dylan Young of Madison Academy. Torbert and Hunter Carroll, the 2014 No. 1 singles champion, combined at No. 1 doubles for the Eagles to beat Trent Kannegieter and Matthew Mitchell, Bayside Academy, 6-2, 7-6 for the state title. Carroll also won No. 2 doubles.
Also winning singles titles for Montgomery Academy were Clayton Muller (No. 3), James Torbert (No. 4), Will Spain (No. 5) and Allen Millsap (No. 6). Spain and James Torbert also won No. 2 doubles while Muller and Millsap finished the sweep with the No. 3 doubles championship.
Class 1A-3A State Boys Tennis Championships
Team scoring: Montgomery Academy 65, Westminster-Oak Mountain 28, Altamont 26, Houston Academy 20, Indian Springs 10, Madison Academy 9, Bayside Academy 9, Faith Christian 2, Decatur Heritage 2, Sheffield 2.
No. 1 – Bo Torbert, Montgomery Academy d. Dylan Young, Madison Academy, 6-0, 6-2
No. 2 – Hunter Carroll, Montgomery Academy d. Chris Mines, Altamont, 6-2, 6-2
No. 3 – Clayton Muller, Montgomery Academy d. Robert Dunlap, Houston Academy, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4
No. 4 – James Torbert, Montgomery Academy d. Spencer Skidmore, Altamont, 6-0, 6-3
No. 5 – Will Spain, Montgomery Academy d. Robert Mann, Westminster OM, 6-1, 6-1
No. 6 – Allen Millsap, Montgomery Academy d. Samson Sands-Mac Lidikay, Altamont, 3-6, 6-1, 7-5
No. 1 – Bo Torbert/Hunter Carroll, Montgomery Academy d. Trent Kannegieter/Matthew Mitchell, Bayside Academy, 6-2, 7-6
No. 2 – Will Spain/James Torbert, Montgomery Academy d. Bobby Skelton/Mark McClure, Westminster OM, 6-0, 6-4
No. 3 – Clayton Muller/Allen Millsap, Montgomery Academy d. Robert Mann/Parker Mixon, Westminster OM, 6-3, 6-1