Around the Region: Top seeds advance in City Championships tennis

Around the Region: Top seeds advance in City Championships tennis

July 22nd, 2017 by Staff Reports in Sports - College

Top-seeded Lucas Plesky, who ended his UTC tennis career this past spring, pulled out a 6-2, 5-7, 6-2 victory over Luke Plaisted, one of the 5 seeds, Friday afternoon in the men's 0pen singles quarterfinals of the revived Chattanooga City Championships at Manker Patten. Plesky will face Alejandro Medinilla, who got past his doubles partner, Alvaro Victoria, on an injury retirement, in a semifinal at 10:30 this morning. No. 2 seed Turner Voges will take on No. 4 seed William Schneider at 11; they won their quarterfinals 6-0, 6-1 and 6-1, 6-1. Voges and his brother Sawyer are seeded No. 2 in men's open doubles, where their father, Eric, is No. 4 with Gordon Williams. Quarterfinal matchups this afternoon are Plesky/Schneider (No. 1) against Raymond Roddy/Eric Roddy, the Voges brothers against Luke and Daniel Plaisted, Voges/Williams against Carter Eaves/Mark Thel and Wesley Cash/Jack Webb against Travis Hutchinson/Connor Shimmel. The women's open semifinals at 11 a.m. have No. 1 Hayley Carter against No. 4 Sydney Dattilo and No. 2 Drew Hawkins against No. 3 Brooke Cordell, the four having lost only three games combined in the quarterfinals. Meg Bandy/Sue Webb against Defne Bozbey/Taylor Monroe and Madeline Benson/Dattilo against Rachel Faulkner/Kacey Stephens are the open doubles semifinals at 5 p.m.


* Katie Tingle continues to deepen her involvement with the Covenant College women's basketball program. The former Lady Scots player, student manager and junior varsity assistant coach has been hired as the varsity assistant for head coach Sarah Harris. Currently working on a master's degree from Geneva College, Tingle most recently at Covenant has been a graduate assistant for student development. The 2016 sport administration graduate also served on the Student Athlete Advisory Committee during her playing career. In a school release Friday she thanked Harris and athletic director Tim Sceggel "for this opportunity to return to the atlhetic department and join the women's basketball program as the assistant coach. After being a part of the program as a player, it is an honor to be able to come back and invest in players the same way I was invested in." Said Harris: "Katie's involvement in our program at both the varsity and JV levels over the past five years has been instrumental in shaping the direction that we want this program to continue to take. She is perceptive and a naturally gifted teacher on the basketball cout, passionate about pursuing success in all things."


* Cleveland resident Parker Gray won the Sneds Tour Tournament of Champions held Tuesday and Wednesday at the Golf Club of Tennessee in Kingston Springs. Gray, who plays for Walker Valley High School, shot 142 (72-70) in winning the Boys 16-18 Masters division of the championship event for Tennessee junior golf. That beat runner-up Jake Mynatt of Strawberry Plains by three strokes. Tullahoma's Jacob Uehlein and Jack Uselton finished 13th and tied for 14th at 154 and 155. Savannah Quick of Manchester was the first-day leader and third-place finisher at 158 (74-84) in Girls 15-18 Masters, and John Houk of Athens was fifth at 157 with Foster Wood of Signal Mountain 10th at 162 in Boys 13-15 Masters.


* The King's Men from Lookout Valley Baptist Church followed their regular-season championship in the Hixson Kiwanis Church Softball League with the Upper Division tournament title Thursday night. After going 9-1 in the regular season, the King's Men won 19-13 over Brothers in Christ, 21-2 over Abba's House, 32-10 over season runner-up Hixson First Baptist and 27-6 over Calvary Chapel after losing 41-30 to Calvary in the first final. Calvary won six consecutive losers-bracket games. Garrett Reagan is the King's Men player-manager, Danny Stancil is a coach and Rex Elmore Jr. is the primary sponsor. Red Bank Church of Christ won the Lower Division championship.