T-town tennis has made its mark this year. Congratulations to both Tullahoma High School Boys and Middle School boys! Both took home the District Team Championship on Friday, May 7th at Tullahoma High School.
Along with TMS, other schools in their district included Shelbyville, Moore, Lincoln, and Coffee Co. TMS tennis girls finished the season ranked 3 in the District. Congratulations to Lexa Barnes, Hope Thomas, Emory Lawson, Cambree Moyers, Adyson Orr, Mary Pierce Jordan, Katelyn Bratcher, Lainey Kelly, Rileigh Johnson, Anzleigh Gore, Isla Scott, Kiley Earhart, Isla Scott, and Jossalyn Garcia. On Saturday, May 8th, in Shelbyville at the individual tournament Lexa Barnes advanced to the semi-finals and lost. All District Certificates will go to Lexa Barnes, Hope Thomas, and Cambree Moyers. The 8th Grade medals will go to Emory Lawson, Lexa Barnes, and Lainey Kelly.
TMS boys defeated Shelbyville boys Friday, May 7th at Tullahoma High School to take the Middle TN Tennis Club District Championship trophy. Ashley Abraham, Tullahoma Middle School tennis coach stated, “Shelbyville is a tough team, but our boys showed up and played hard.” A couple highlight matches against Shelbyville was Edward Henry which won in a grueling back-n-forth tiebreaker 6-6 (14-12). Chase Banks/Eli Martinez were down 1-4, but came back to win their doubles 7-5.
On Saturday, May 8th, in Shelbyville at the individual tournament Luke Regan/Ryan Tenison lost in the finals and received 2nd place. Eli Marinez/Chase Banks lost in the semi-finals, but won 3 games against the number 1 team. Congratulations to the Boys TMS Tennis team: Luke Reagan, Ryan Tenison, Chase Banks, Eli Martinez, Edward Henry, Nolan Stroop, Lane McCreary, Samuel Stephens, Carter Logan, Hayden Good, and Joaquin Tenaglia Canut. All District certificates will go to Luke Reagan, Ryan Tenison, Chase Banks, Nolan Stroop, Edward Henry, and Eli Martinez. The 8th grade medals will go to Luke Reagan, Ryan Tenison, Chase Banks, Nolan Stroop, Lane McCreary, and Samuel Stephens.
Coach Abraham states, “I am so proud of our team! Tennis is a growing sport and making a come-back. These kids worked hard all season and have improved. It is important for kids to be involved in extracurricular activities and sports. You learn discipline, responsibility, teamwork, accountability, commitment, persistence, and attitude (sportsmanship and respect). By the end of the season, our players were a team. There was 1 match that Chase/Eli were playing doubles and I went up to the fence to coach. Luke and Ryan immediately got up out of their chairs and came to the fence too. That’s being supportive and a team. I’m proud. And they should be proud too. Go Cats!” Abraham wants to thank the parents for being supportive and helping throughout the season. “What has been really rewarding, is seeing these Middle Schoolers go on to play in High School. THS tennis players like Jackson Clemens, Nicolais and Logan Zimecki, Elizabeth Arnett, Audrey Lawson, and Justin Prebola played on the Middle School team and now are great players for THS,” Coach Abraham stated.