Boys Tennis

Boys Tennis

June 9th, 2012 in Bestofpreps2012

Player of the Year

Anderson Scarpa

Photo by Angela Lewis/Times Free Press.

Anderson Scarpa

Baylor

Senior

Scarpa had his most consistent season in his third year at Baylor, winning the Division II-AA East/Middle region singles tournament. He advanced to the state semifinals before falling to eventual champ Walker Sims of Memphis University School. He was runner-up at No. 1 singles at the Rotary Invitational Tournament, and was also named to the Decoturf National Championships' all-tournament singles team. It is the Mercer University signee's third consecutive season on the Best of Preps team.

Coach of the Year

Joe Chung

Photo by Angela Lewis/Times Free Press.

Joe Chung

Collegedale

Seventh Season

Chung's Eagles almost achieved every goal they had set out for at the beginning of the 2012 season. Although winning District 5-A/AA had been almost an annual occurrence the past few seasons, the team had never advanced past the region, usually falling to either Chattanooga Christian or Arts & Sciences. This season, they had to defeat both - CSAS in the region tournament and CCS in the sectional - to advance to their first-ever state tournament. The Eagles finished second in the A/AA state tournament, falling to Unicoi County in the final. He thanked assistant coach Steve Kulik, as well as his wife Victoria for their contributions.

"We've had camaraderie at the end of the season, but this year we had it from the beginning," he said. "We got some tennis courts at Collegedale this year, and we started having a lot of people show up at our matches and there was a lot of buzz about tennis this season. The guys worked hard and pushed each other; I told them that great players aren't born great, that they work at it and the guys stepped up.

"We played as individuals, but we fought as a team and I'm very proud of them."

First Team

Bobby Brouner

Photo by Jake Daniels/Times Free Press.

Bobby Brouner

McCallie

Senior

Brouner finished with a 10-7 record in singles and teamed with Daniel Pare to win the Division II-AA East/Middle Region doubles title.

Hadyn Fava

Photo by Dan Henry/Times Free Press.

Hadyn Fava

Heritage

Senior

Fava finished with a 16-2 record in his fourth season of playing No. 1 singles for the Generals, who finished second in Region 7-AAA.

Stewart Fellers

Stewart Fellers

Chattanooga Christian

Senior

Fellers won the District 7-A/AA singles tournament and was the Region 4-A/AA runner-up.

Alex Klibisz

Photo by John Rawlston/Times Free Press.

Alex Klibisz

Cleveland

Senior

Klibisz finished 22-2, won the District 5 and Region 3 titles and was a Class AAA state singles quarterfinalist.

Jackson Lenoir

Photo by Jake Daniels/Times Free Press.

Jackson Lenoir

Arts & Sciences

Senior

Lenoir finished 24-1, won the District 6-A/AA and Region 3-A/AA champion, and was the state singles runner-up.

Marko Mandic

Marko Mandic

Baylor

Sophomore

Mandic played No. 2 singles for the Red Raiders, and teamed with Eric Roddy to win the Division II-AA state doubles title.

Second Team

Hunter Carson Dalton Senior

Jack Gray Baylor Freshman

Daniel Pare McCallie Junior

Eric Roddy Baylor Senior

Blake Savard Grace Academy Sophomore

Barrett Schock Chattanooga Christian Sophomore

Third Team

Michael Chung Collegedale Senior

Ian Derthick Arts & Sciences Senior

Charles Jabaley Notre Dame Freshman

Boston Londis Collegedale Senior

Dylan Millwood Hixson Senior

John Mitchell Central Junior

Stephen Record Grace Academy Senior

Teams of the Year

  1. Collegedale (17-4): The Eagles won the District 5 and Region 3 titles and finished as Class A/AA state runners-up.

  2. Baylor (7-2): The Red Raiders finished second in the East/Middle region and were Division II-AA state semifinalists.

  3. Arts & Sciences (16-1): In head coach Jerry Pate's final season, the Patriots won the District 6-A/AA title.