City Boys Tennis

City Boys Tennis

June 13th, 2011 in Bestofpreps2011

Bobby Brouner

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Player of the Year

Bobby Brouner

Slow and steady wins the race; the same could be said for calm and collected. The even-keeled McCallie junior finished the 2011 season with a 13-5 record overall, which included wins over players from Baylor, Montgomery Bell Academy and Memphis University School. He took fourth in the Division II-AA East/Middle Region tournament and second at No. 1 singles at the prestigious Rotary Invitational, and he capped off his season with a runner-up finish in the Division II-AA state individual tournament.

"Bobby had a great year playing No. 1 for us," McCallie coach Eric Voges said. "With the schools we play, that's difficult, but he's a level-headed kid that makes his opponent hit a lot of balls back and makes it difficult. He's not very big but sometimes uses that scrappiness to his advantage."

Jerry Pate

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Coach of the year

Jerry Pate

When his Patriots defeated Notre Dame 4-2, Pate got the opportunity he'd been waiting 22 seasons for - the chance to take an Arts & Sciences tennis team to the Class A/AA state tournament. The Patriots eventually lost to eventual champ Christian Academy of Knoxville, but they finished with an overall 11-2 record, the District 6-A/AA and Region 3-A/AA titles and state singles finalist Jackson Lenoir.

"I just have to give credit to the guys," Pate said. "They set goals and arrived at them. We had a great season, and since we only lose one senior, we hope to be good again next year and make it at least as far as we did this year."

First Team

John Dorris

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John Dorris

Notre Dame

Senior

Dorris was 11-1 in singles and teamed with Nick Wurm to finish second in Class A/AA state doubles.

Jackson Lenoir

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Jackson Lenoir

Arts & Sciences

Junior

Lenoir finished the season 16-5, won District 6-A/AA and Region 3 titles and was the state singles runner-up.

Jackson Pride

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Jackson Pride

Baylor

Junior

Pride won No. 4 singles at the Rotary Invitational and finished the season with a 10-4 record.

Eric Roddy

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Eric Roddy

Baylor

Junior

Roddy finished the season with an 11-2 record and won No. 6 singles at the Rotary Invitational.

Anderson Scarpa

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Anderson Scarpa

Baylor

Junior

Scarpa placed third in the Division II-AA East/Middle tournament and was a state singles quarterfinalist.

Luke Wolfe

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Luke Wolfe

Signal Mountain

Senior

Wolfe was the District 7-A/AA and Region 4 champion and advanced to the Class A/AA state semifinals.

Doubles

John Dorris (senior) / Nick Wurm (senior), Notre Dame

Patrick O'Brien (senior) / Jordan Evans (senior), Collegedale Academy

Michael Goldstein (senior) / Nathan Schley (senior), Baylor

Ian Derthick (junior) / Andrew Ball (senior), Arts & Sciences

Teams of the Year

1-- BAYLOR (9-3)

The Red Raiders won the Rotary Invitational and were the Division II-AA state runners-up.

2-- ARTS & SCIENCES (11-2)

The Patriots won the District 6-A/AA and Region 3-A/AA titles and were state team semifinalists.

3-- McCALLIE (7-6)

The Blue Tornado finished third in the Division II-AA East/Middle region and were state semifinalists.

Second team

Alex Cooper Baylor Senior

Christian Eaves Lookout Valley Senior

Stewart Fellers Chatt. Christian Freshman

Luke Orthner McCallie Freshman

Patrick O'Brien Collegedale Senior

Nathan Schley Baylor Senior