Belton Tennis News

Christ Church Wins 29th Hall of Fame
Classic Tennis in Belton September 26-27, 2015

2015 Hall of Fame Classic - Group PhotoChrist Church of Greenville won 5 of 6 flights to earn 34 points and capture their second straight Chick-fil-A of Anderson Hall of Fame Classic high school girls tournament played in Belton September 26-27. Rain Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning forced the tournament to cancel all consolation matches Sunday and go to a shortened scoring format to complete the event. T. L. Hanna had the only other flight champion and finished second with 22 points. This was Christ Church's third tournament title; they won in 2010 and 2014.

Final team results were:

Team Photos
     1.  Christ Church
     2.  T. L. Hanna
     3.  Greenville
     4.  Irmo
     5.  J. L. Mann
         Travelers Rest
     6. Clinton
          Belton-Honea Path

J. L. Mann was named the team sportsmanship winner.

The results of the individual championship matches were:

  • #1 Singles: Corbin Dorsey (TLH) def. Lauren Allen (CC) 8-6
  • #2 Singles: Day Nuckolls (CC) def. Kristin Reynolds (TLH) 8-5
  • #3 Singles: Nila Veerabagu (CC) def. Lauren Anderson (TLH) 8-5
  • #4 Singles: Anna Thompson (CC) def. Westley Cannon (GV) 8-4
  • #5 Singles: Mary Philpot (CC) def. Summer Robinson (TLH) 8-3
  • #2 Doubles: Paula Pieper & Jenna Taylor (CC) def. Alston Lucas & Sophie Young (GV) 8-3
  • #1 Doubles: Did not play due to rain

B-HP's Gracie Bratcher won the only match for the Bears in the longest match of the tournament, defeating #4 seed Bethany Tankersly of Travelers Rest in the first round 6-7, 7-7, 13-11. Other B-HP results were:

  • #1 Singles-Faith Callaham lost Layton Powell (GV) 6-0, 6-0 and Eleanor Campbell (JLM) 6-0, 6-2
  • #2 Singles-Sarah Price lost Emma Reany (TR) 6-1, 6-1 and Lauren Cupple (JLM) 6-3, 6-2
  • #3 Singles-Baily Kelly-Beal lost Nila Veerabagu (CC) 6-3, 6-0; she was a set down and tied at 3-all in the second set against Ceara Dias (TR) when consolation play was cancelled.
  • #4 Singles-Gracie Brather def. Bethany Tankersly (TR) 6-7, 7-6, 13-11 and lost to Anna Thompson (CC) 6-0, 6-0
  • #5 Singles-Kenyelta Anderson lost Olivia Gross (GV) 6-2, 6-3 and Kiya Davis (IR) 6-3, 6-3
  • #1 Doubles-Ellen Blake and Beth Wilson lost McGregor and Stephens (TR) 6-2, 6-4 and Featherstone and Simmons (JLM) 6-3, 6-3

All of B-HP's final round consolation matches were cancelled.

The tournament is hosted annually by the Belton Tennis Association and sponsored by Chic-fil-A of Anderson.


Christ Church - 2014 Team Champion

Team Champions Award
Christ Church

Christ Church - 2014 Team Champion

Team Sportsmanship Award
J. L. Mann

The results of the individual championship matches were:

#1 Singles

#1 Singles:  Corbin Dorsey (TL Hanna) def. Lauren Allen (Christ Church) 8-6.

#2 Singles

#2 Singles: Day Nuckolls (Christ Church) def. Kristin Reynolds (TL Hanna) 8-5.

#3 Singles

#3 Singles: Nila Veerabagu (Christ Church) def. Lauren Anderson (TL Hanna) 8-5.

#4 Singles

#4 Singles: Anna Thompson (Christ Church) def. Westley Cannon (Greenville) 8-4.

#5 Singles

#5 Singles: Mary Philpot (Christ Church) def. Summer Robinson (TL Hanna) 8-3.


#1 Doubles

#1 Doubles: Did not play due to rain.

#2 Doubles

#2 Doubles: Paula Pieper/Jeanna Taylor (Christ Church) defeated Alston Lucas & Sophie Young (Greenville) 8-3.




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