City Girls Tennis

City Girls Tennis

June 13th, 2011 in Bestofpreps2011

Player of the Year

Samantha Caswell

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Samantha Caswell

Caswell's individual finish to the 2011 season might not have been to her liking, but the Baylor freshman was an integral part of the Division II-AA team state championship, playing No. 1 singles for the Lady Red Raiders. She was the most valuable player of the Decoturf National Champions and won the East/Middle Region tournament, and she reached the individual state tournament semifinals and had an overall record of 15-5.

"Samantha's an amazingly talented player that worked very hard this year," Baylor coach Dustin Kane said. "I'm proud of how much work she put into this team, and it paid off for her and she's very deserving."

Coach of the Year

Dustin Kane

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Dustin Kane

This could have been considered a dream season for the second-year Baylor coach, as Kane's Lady Red Raiders completed a 13-0 overall record by winning the Division II-AA state championship. The team also won the East/Middle Region individual tournament and the Decoturf National Championships in Louisville, Ky., early in the season.

"I was just fortunate to have an amazing team this year," Kane said. "It's easy to coach a team that's not only good but works hard. They made me look good this year. The way they played all season long, they deserve all of the credit."

First Team

Sanya Brkovic

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Sanya Brkovic

Baylor

Senior

Brkovic was 17-4 and won the Division II-AA state singles championship.

Harper Caswell

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Harper Caswell

Baylor

Freshman

Caswell finished 16-0 in singles and was a state doubles finalist.

Maggie Crumbliss

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Maggie Crumbliss

Baylor

Freshman

Crumbliss was 16-0 in singles and is 33-0 in two seasons for the Lady Red Raiders.

Bronte Goodhue

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Bronte Goodhue

GPS

Senior

Goodhue, who is headed to Sewanee, was 17-7 and the Division II-AA state singles runner-up.

Taylor Johnson

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Taylor Johnson

East Hamilton

Junior

Johnson finished the season 13-1 and advanced to the Class A/AA state doubles quarterfinals.

Emma McCallie

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Emma McCallie

GPS

Sophomore

McCallie won 13 matches and advanced to the Division II-AA state semifinals.

Doubles

Harper Caswell (freshman) / Sarah Berchuck (junior), Baylor

Ellie Henry (sophomore) / Gretchen Rowe (senior), Chattanooga Christian

Katie Joyce (sophomore) / Callie Voges (junior), Notre Dame

Taylor Johnson (junior) / Hilleary Chandler (senior), East Hamilton

Teams of the year

1-- BAYLOR (13-0)

The Lady Red Raiders won the Decoturf National Championships and the Division II-AA state championship.

2-- GPS (8-4)

The Bruisers finished second in the Decoturf National Championships and in the Division II-AA state tournament.

3-- CHATTANOOGA CHRISTIAN (13-4)

The Lady Chargers won Region 4-A/AA and were the Class A/AA state runners-up.

Second team

Katie Joyce Notre Dame Sophomore

Danielle Linhart Signal Mountain Senior

Alicia Salazar Collegedale Sophomore

Hannah Henry Chatt. Christian 8th-grader

McCall Morgan Baylor Freshman

Michelle Fleenor GPS Freshman