Natchez, MS – Glenbrook produced a trio of South State Champions at the recently-held MAIS South AA Tennis Tournament.
The two-day event featured 101 players representing nine schools. Each of the ten members of the Glenbrook Apache Netters qualified for the competition.
Team trophies were awarded in both the girls and boys divisions, based on one point for each win. Individual champions were also awarded plaques. Trinity Episcopal Day School was the girls’ team champion with 8 1/2 points; the Lady Apaches were second at 7 1/2 points.
In the boys’ division, Trinity Episcopal and the Saints led with 9 points; Newton County was second with 4 points, and the Apaches were third with 3 1/2 points.
Coach Wayne Orr was extremely pleased with his team’s results — three individual champions.
No. 1 girls’ singles, Amelia Christy defeated Franklin Academy’s Aston Armstrong 6-2, 6-0 in the finals. No. 2 girls’ singles, Catherine Willis outlasted Newton Academy’s Bethany Wellerman 6-4, 6-2.
No. 1 boys’ doubles, Johnny Law Flournoy and John Curtis Brown defeated the Trinity duo of Adams and Yarbrough 6-1, 6-1.
“We played some familiar opponents as well as some unknown ones,” Orr said. “Staying focused and believing in our individual skills are how we approached the season; we did not stray from that attitude.”
These four individuals will be competing in the Class AA Tournament in Jackson, Mississippi on Wednesday, May 11.
“A championship in the girls’ division is within our grasp,” Orr said. “One of our parents asked me how I felt; I replied ‘like a proud papa,'” added Orr.
On Wednesday, May 11 in Jackson, the winner and the runner-up of each division of play from both the North AA and the South AA Tournaments will compete for Class AA titles.
With only two seniors, this group hopes to continue the Netters’ tradition and add another banner within the athletic circles of Glenbrook School.