Chattanooga Rotary Tennis Tournament April 7 & 8, 2016
Girls’ Preparatory School (GPS), Chattanooga
Tournament Team Result: 3rd place
Singles:One finalist- Hollie Terry, #6 singles
Two semi-finalists: Aly Sexton, #1 singles; Dani Dailey, #5 singles
Doubles:One finalist team: Hollie Terry & Dani Dailey, #3 doubles
Singles: 2 Winners- Ally Below, #2 singles; Ruby Krasnow, #3 singles
Doubles : Winners: Aly Sexton & Ally Below, #1 doubles
In her first year in the varsity starting lineup, Senior Hollie Terry (#6 singles, #3 doubles) was lone main draw singles and doubles finalist from Randolph, collecting hardware in both for Randolph.
At #5 singles, freshman Dani Dailey bounced back from a 2-6 deficit in her first round singles match to win in three sets.
Avery League, #4 singles, added to the one-set down victory column, in her first round singles match as well, winner 10-6 in a third set tiebreaker.
7th grader Ruby Krasnow, #3 singles, showed her determination and athleticism in the consolation final, winning 6-4, 6-0, and appearing in the consolation final at #2 doubles with partner Avery League to put up a good fight after a long two days of tennis.
Senior Ally Below won her first final in a third set tiebreak this tournament season, winning 12-10 to capture the consolation finals. She also won the #1 doubles back draw with partner Aly Sexton with relative ease, 8-2.
Senior Aly Sexton brought home the doubles back draw final win with Below, highlighted by her stellar net play and overall smart and aggressive doubles tennis.
Beginning at 7:15 am EST on Friday, the girls battled in best of three set, no-ad singles matches and 8- game pro set doubles matches to compile 8.5 points on day one, an outstanding showing for this crew.
On Saturday, the team came back to add three more wins to solidify a third place showing in a close finish of talented and experienced varsity teams from Tennessee and Alabama. The result reflects gritty and smart play, and improved execution and strategic awareness in both singles and doubles. On to Section and State!