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Pairings released for 14A-AA Tennis Tournament

Pairings released for 14A-AA Tennis Tournament
Pairings were made known on Thursday for the District 14A-AA individuals tennis tournament.
The event is scheduled to begin (weather permitting) at 9 on Saturday morning with play-in round, first round and quarterfinal matches at UT Martin.
The semifinals and finals are slated for Monday at 4.
However, if it rains on Saturday as forecasted, the event will begin at 1 Monday afternoon with the first three rounds.
In that scenario, the semis and finals would be on Tuesday, according to Union City High School tennis coach Jason Deem.
Opening round girls’ action has UC’s Mary Elizabeth Harpole against the winner of a play-in round match between Gibson County’s Taylor Eddlemon and Halls’ Shelby Hurt.
The winner of Harpole vs. Eddlemon or Hurt contest will face the victor of Saturday’s first-round match pitting Obion Central’s Marissa Howard against Haywood’s Lindsey Yoder.
Lady Twister No. 2 seed Anna Moore plays Haywood’s Harley Beggett. The winner of that match meets Crockett County’s Alaina Dena.
Boys’ singles action has OC’s T.J. Riddle against Dyersburg’s John Warmath in the opening round. In other first-round matches of local interest, Union City top seed Will Regan battles Crockett County’s Josh Shaw, while Central’s Levi Bell takes to the court for an outing against Gibson County’s Kaleb Wolfe.
In girls’ doubles action, Lady Rebels Samantha Scott and Kacee Warren battle Camry Donald and Desirae Barnett from Gibson County in a play-in match. If Scott and Warren prevail, they’ll face Westview’s Cara Burnham and Melissa Darroch in the first round.
UC’s Gracie Frankum and Tara Elam drew a daunting opponent as they’ll face the tournament’s top seeded team (Trenton’s Lea Prestininzi and Hallie Norman).
Other first round play has Central’s Allison Reddin and Lindsay Castellaw against Halls’ Ebone Pearson and Shaqueria Foster.
Meanwhile, Union City’s Elizabeth Fuller and Calla Ziegler take on the winner of a doubles’ match between Haywood’s Allix Lenon and Madison Eubanks and the Trenton duo of Madison Maitland and Kirby Lancaster.
Boys’ doubles play has UC’s Julio Fuentes and Jackson Donnell against Haywood’s Eric Sellari and Taylor Dedmon.
Central’s Carson Castellaw and D.J. Higgins, seeded fourth overall in the event, battle Covington’s duo of Lents and Newman.
Finally, the Union City tandem of Jacob Triplett and Steve Harpole plays Haywood’s Ross Houghton and Seth Tillman in the first round.

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