Conway Christian’s boys tennis team won its fourth straight 2A-1 boys district title last week at Harrison Country Club.
Drew Dodge won the district’s boys singles title for the third straight year. Dodge, the No. 1 seed, went through the bracket without dropping a set and lost only two games.
Senior Jessica Wilson and sophomore Whitley Wooten won the district championship in girls doubles for the second year in a row. Wilson and Wooten, the No. 2 seeded team, won convincingly throughout the tournament without losing a single set.
Senior Luke Hogan and sophomore Ross Minner secured their first-round match easily at 6-1, 6-0, but were then knocked out of the main draw by the eventual finalists from Western Grove. Hogan and Minner came back in the consolation bracket and won a hard fought three-set contest to take the third-place title in boys doubles.
Freshman Mary-Morgan Ellis won her first-round match convincingly at 6-0, 6-0, but was taken out in the semifinals by the eventual girls champion.
Ellis fought back in the consolation finals, defeating last year’s district champ in three sets, to win third place in the girls singles division.
All six of these players qualified for the 2A state tournament to be held at Harrison Country Club.
Sophomore Jenna Wilson was knocked out of the first round of the girls’ singles draw by eventual finalist from Lisa Academy, while junior Austin Ellis made it to the second round before lost to eventual finalist Nathan Brady from Lisa Academy. Freshmen Cameron Benafield and Marc Cochran were defeated in the first round by a team from Western Grove, while Kayla Williams and Kaitlynn Stark were forced to retire from their first-round match because of illness.