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Tennis tourney wraps up
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The McMinnville Civic Center tennis courts were busy all weekend as the Security Federal tennis tournament brought in a host of players from across Tennessee.
Over 75 players competed and winners were crowned in 11 different divisions separated by age, skill and gender.
In men’s singles, Daniel Griggs was the “A” division champion as he defeated Chris King in the finals 6-3 and 7-5. Michael March won the “B” division in a thrilling match over John Upchurch. March won the first set 6-3, dropped the second set 6-3, and came back to win the tiebreaker 10-3. Eddie Green was the men’s “C” singles champ with a 6-3, 6-1 victory over Les Woodlee.
The women’s singles divisions saw a pair of sisters claim titles. Kendal Smith won the women’s “B” division by way of a win over Hiromi Yago in the finals. Smith lost the first set 6-4, but came back to win the second set 6-3 and the tiebreaker 10-4.
Kendal’s younger sister Kayla Smith won the women’s “C” singles. In a three-player, round-robin tournament, Kayla Smith defeated Cookeville High School players Madison King and Emily Moran to claim the title.
After finishing second in the men’s “A” singles, Chris King bounced back to claim a championship by pairing with Zack King to win the men’s “A” doubles over David Dunlap and Brian Thurman. The King brothers won 6-1 and 6-3. In men’s “B” doubles, Ricky Clardy and David Sanders defeated Austin Cagle and Sabastian Braswell 6-2 and 6-0 in the finals. The lone women’s doubles division was won by Hiromi and Tomomi Yago in a round robin.
The winners in mixed doubles were Zack King and Kasandra Johnson in the “A” division and Ronnie and Hailey Roberts in the “B” division. For pictures, see page 6-B.