Thursday, May 6, 2010
Going to state
A Marshall Academy Patriot has advanced to the State AA Tennis Tournament in Jackson.
Kendall Harris, a senior at MA, was scheduled to start state competition Wednesday of this week at Ridgeland Tennis Center.
Harris finished District 1-AA play undefeated at 8-0 and won the district tournament in #1 boys singles.
He then won his first match in north half, 6-3 and 6-1 over Manchester, but lost his second match, 1-6 and 4-6 to Lamar.
Other Marshall tennis players also had strong seasons on the court.
John Tomlinson and Hank Owens finished district play 6-2. They finished second to Kirk Academy in #1 boys doubles in the district tournament.
Chase Ferrell and Taylor Maurey finished district play 4-1. They finished second to North Delta in #2 boys doubles in the district tournament.
Emma Elgin and Emily Burk upset the top seed Kirk #2 girls doubles team to advance to the finals of the district tournament but fell to West Memphis in the finals.
All of them, too, advanced to the North AA Tennis Tournament at Cleveland Country Club April 28, but fell short of state. Burk and Elgin lost their north half match, 3-6, 4-6 to Leake. Tomlinson and Owens lost their match, 3-6, 6-0, 7-10 to Leake. Ferrell and Maurey lost their match 4-6, 6-2, 9-11 to Canton.
The MA tennis team is coached by David Austin.
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