The Baylor School girls' tennis team positioned themselves to win their fourth consecutive Rotary Invitational title with a solid performance in the first day's events on a rainy Friday at Baylor.
The Lady Red Raiders have four players set to play in the finals and enter this morning's play in the A division with 13 points. They sport a comfortable 3.5-point lead over McCracken (Ky.) and a four-point edge over Mountain Brook (Ala.). GPS is tied for fourth with 5.5 points.
Baylor's Harper Caswell, Maggie Crumbliss, McCall Morgan and Drew Hawkins will be fighting for championships today.
In the boys' A bracket, St. Xavier (Ky.) is in front with 13 points, while McCallie is second with 10.5.
McCallie coach Eric Voges was pleased that four of his six singles players have a chance to earn points this morning in either championship or consolation matches.
"I was hoping [for a good day]," Voges said. "I wasn't sure what I was going to get today, so I'm pleased with how we did. Even in the matches we lost, we competed and played hard, so overall it was a good day."
Baylor's Chad Woodham is a finalist at No. 3 singles.
In the B division girls' event at GPS, Chattanooga Christian currently is fourth with 8.5 point, and will have a pair of finalists in Hannah Henry in No. 1 singles and Lizzy Hoffecker at No. 6. Signal Mountain is seventh with four points. Hixson is tied with Signal for sixth place in the boys' B division.
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