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Briarwood Wins 2nd Straight Boys’ Championship; UMS-Wright Girls Claim 10th Title in a Row

CLASS 6A STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS
MOBILE – Briarwood Christian’s boys’ team made it a complete sweep Tuesday in the Class 6A State Tennis Tourney winning all six singles and all three doubles titles en route to posting 84 points to capture the Lions’ second straight AHSAA State Tennis Championship.
    UMS-Wright had 54 points as the Lady Bulldogs won their 10th straight state tennis crown – breaking the AHSAA record of nine set by Coach Meridy Jones’ team last year. Both 2019 champions won the Class 4A/5A state titles in 2018 and moved up to Class 6A this school year.
     Luke Wolf, a sophomore, led the Lions’ charge with a 6-4, 7-6 win over Northridge’s Braden Hannig in the No. 1 singles finals. His older brother John Wolf, a junior, won the No. 2 singles crown. He finished as runner-up in the 4A/5A No. 1 singles competition in 2018.
    Luke Wolf and Connor Coleman won the No. 1 doubles title as well winning 6-4, 6-4 over Hannig and Tygren Goldammer of Northridge. Briarwood’s Coleman also won No. 3 singles; Ethan Carr won at No. 4; Alex Felts captured No. 5 singles and Will Tarter won at No. 6 for Coach Jeremy Mears’ Lions.
     The 84 points by Briarwood tied the state record set by UMS-Wright’s boys in 2009. Northridge was second Tuesday with 50 points, Trinity Presbyterian had 34 and UMS-Wright 29.
     St. Paul’s Episcopal totaled 48 points to finish a close second to UMS-Wright in the girls’ competition. Northridge was third with 43 and Decatur was fourth with 37.
    Martha Williams was the only UMS-Wright player to win a single crown – capturing the No. 4 singles title. Tianna Dixon and Audrey Sewell won the No. 1 doubles title over Northridge’s Ava Rath and Jacqueline Alcocer 6-1, 6-4.
  For complete match-play results, go to the following links:

Class 6A Girls:
http://dnn.ahsaa.com/tabid/4876/Default.aspx
Class 6A Boys: http://dnn.ahsaa.com/tabid/4877/Default.aspx




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