CCS teams sweep district tennis titles

FAIRFIELD BAY — Conway Christian’s tennis teams won every category Monday in winning the 2A-1 title in both the girls and boys divisions for the second straight year.

 

In the girls division, sophomore McKenna Vaught won the singles title, dropping only two games in the process. She faced Haley Whitaker of Maumelle Charter in the finals. Vaught was named district champion when Whitaker was forced to retire from the match due to injury.

Senior Caroline Henley and junior Katherine Huff teamed up to win the district championship in girls doubles. Henley and Huff, the No.1 seeded team, found themselves in a three-set battle for the championship, which came down to a tiebreak in the third set, which the CCS duo won, 7-5.

Senior Allyson Oliver and junior Abby Austin finished fourth.

In the boys division, it was an all CCS battle for the championship in the singles final. Senior David Belvardi, the No. 1 seed, met sophomore and third-seeded Canyon Jenkins in the finals. Belvardi won, 6-2, 6-3.

Senior Winston Strawn and sophomore Jake DeBusk won the boys doubles championship. Strawn and DeBusk, the top seeded team, defeated ftwo separate teams from Greers Ferry West Side in the semis and finals to grab the title.

Freshman Emilie Williams lost in the quarterfinals in girls singles. Kobe Fitts and Lane McSpadden also lost in the quarterfinals.

Henley, Huff, Vaught , Belvardi, Strawn, DeBusk, Jenkins, Oliver and Austin qualified for the 2A State Tournament to be held in Conway at the UCA courts on October 16-17.

 

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