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Christ Church Wins 2014 Chick-fil-A Hall of Fame Classic Tennis in Belton September 27-28

Hall of Fame Classic 2014 Group PhotoChrist Church's girls tennis team won titles in 4 of 7 flights to capture the 28th Hall of Fame Classic high school tennis tournament played in Belton September 27 and 28. This was Christ Church's second tournament title. They also won the 2010 tournament. T. L. Hanna, who won the tournament in 2012 and 2013, captured 23 points for second place. The Yellow Jackets had 3 singles players and their #2 doubles team in the championship match, but were unable to win any titles. The tournament featured all three 2013 state champions, T. L. Hanna (AAAA), Travelers Rest (AAA) and Christ Church (AA).

The teams standings were:

Team Photos
          Christ Church
          T. L. Hanna
          Travelers Rest
         Belton-Honea Path


Christ Church - 2014 Team Champion

Team Champions &
Team Sportsmanship Award
Christ Church

Makenna Jones of Travelers Rest, the top 16U girl in the south, won titles at #1 singles and doubles. She did not lose a game in singles, winning all three of her matches 6-0, 6-0. The championship match results in each flight were:

#1 Singles

#1 Singles:  Makenna Jones (TR) defeated Corbin Dorsey (TLH) 6-0, 6-0.

#2 Singles

#2 Singles:  Abby Cooper (IR) defeated Nila Veerabague (CC) 6-3, 1-6, 10-8.

#3 Singles

#3 Singles:  Lauren Allen (CC) defeated Kristen Reynolds (TLH) 6-0, 7-5.

#4 Singles

#4 Singles:  Day Nuckolls (CC) defeated Anna Hamer (GVL) 6-2, 6-1.

#5 Singles

#5 Singles:  Anna Thompson (CC) defeated Summer Robinson (TLH) 6-0, 6-0.


#1 Doubles

#1 Doubles: M. Jones/Z. DeAndrade (TR) defeated C. Dorsey/Anderson (TLH) 6-0, 6-2.

#2 Doubles

#2 Doubles: Paula Pieper/Jeanna Taylor (CC) defeated McLoed Stephenson/Olivia Groce (GVL) 6-4, 6-3.

Christ Church was also awarded the team sportsmanship award.

Summer Robinson (T. L. Hanna) congratulates Anna Thompson (Christ Church) - #5 Singles Championship matchMaynard said: "This was a very competitive tournament. Christ Church put players in the championship match in 5 of the 7 divisions and was able to win 4 titles which insured their tournament win. The next four teams were really close, with only 4 points separating second and fifth places. We had a lot of close matches. All the girls played hard and showed great sportsmanship. I expect to see most of these teams do well in the playoffs again this year."



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