Girls Tennis

Girls Tennis

June 8th, 2012 in Bestofpreps2012

Player of the Year

Samantha Caswell

Samantha Caswell

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Samantha Caswell

The Baylor sophomore finally got her individual state championship. She had flirted with the Division II-AA title the past two seasons, falling in the final two years ago and in the semifinals last season. This season, there was no stopping her as she won 22 matches on her way to the Tennessee title. She also was honored as most valuable player at the Decoturf National Championships in Louisville, Ky.

Coach of the Year

Dustin Kane

Dustin Kane

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Dustin Kane

Baylor's third-year coach orchestrated what became one of the best seasons in an already storied Baylor tennis history. The Lady Red Raiders finished 13-0 and won their second consecutive Division II-AA state championship. They also won the Decoturf National Championships for the second straight season and defeated city rival GPS three times on their way to the two titles. As a team, Baylor lost only nine individual matches all season.

First Team

Harper Caswell

Harper Caswell

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Harper Caswell

Baylor

Sophomore

She was 20-2 and made the Decoturf National all-tournament team for the champions.

Maggie Crumbliss

Maggie Crumbliss

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Maggie Crumbliss

Baylor

Sophomore

She went 13-0 in her third consecutive undefeated season and won No. 4 singles in the Rotary.

Michelle Fleenor

Michelle Fleenor

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Michelle Fleenor

GPS

Sophomore

The state singles runner-up was all-tournament in the Decoturf National Championships.

Katie Joyce

Katie Joyce

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Katie Joyce

Notre Dame

Junior

She was 16-2, won her district and was region runner-up for the Class A/AA state champs.

Emma McCallie

Emma McCallie

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Emma McCallie

GPS

Junior

She was second at No. 2 singles in the Rotary and was all-tournament in the Decoturf Nationals.

McCall Morgan

McCall Morgan

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McCall Morgan

Baylor

Sophomore

She finished 13-3 for the Decoturf National champions and Division II-AA state team champs.

Second team

Ellie Henry Chattanooga Christian Junior

Taylor Johnson East Hamilton Senior

Mary Walker Mixon Baylor Junior

Hannah Morrow GPS Junior

Sadie Shackelford St. Andrew's-Sewanee Senior

Mary Claire Spann GPS Sophomore

Third team

Emily Brown Boyd-Buchanan Senior

Hannah Henry Chattanooga Christian Freshman

Sarah Joyce Notre Dame Freshman

Alicia Salazar Collegedale Junior

Kylila Tucker Signal Mountain

Maclain Yowarsky Walker Valley Senior

Teams of the year

1. Baylor (15-0): The Lady Red Raiders won the Decoturf National Championships and the Division II-AA state title.

2. GPS (13-3): The Bruisers were runners-up in both the Decoturf National Championships and the Division II-AA state tournament.

3. Notre Dame (14-0): The Lady Irish were unbeaten in team matches and won the Class A/AA state championship.