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JDHS ready for state tennis play

Posted: October 1, 2013 - 12:07am
Juneau-Douglas High School junior Jasper MacNaughton returns a shot in the Boys Singles championship game against Ben Scudder during tournament action last weekend at the JRC Valley Alaska Club.  KLAS STOLPE | JUNEAU EMPIRE
KLAS STOLPE | JUNEAU EMPIRE
Juneau-Douglas High School junior Jasper MacNaughton returns a shot in the Boys Singles championship game against Ben Scudder during tournament action last weekend at the JRC Valley Alaska Club.

The Juneau-Douglas High School tennis team finished their Region V tennis tournament over the weekend and will send four boys and four girls to the state tournament. Those final players will be announced when alternates are selected. Alternates were to be determined at a late practice held Monday evening.

Since no other high school in Southeast competes with a tennis program the Crimson Bears use their final regular season tournament as part of their Region V qualifier. The JRC Valley Alaska Club donates court time throughout the year for the JDHS team to practice and hold fundraising tournaments.

Junior Jasper MacNaughton won the boys singles final 6-2, 4-6 and 6-1 over classmate Ben Scudder. Senior Emma Good took the girls final 7-6 (7-1), 6-4 over junior Bailey Davenport. MacNaughton and Good then teamed up to defeat B. Scudder and senior Kathe Tallmadge 6-1, 6-2 in the mixed doubles.

In the boys doubles championship, sophomore Jonathan Scudder and MacNaughton won in straight sets (6-0, 6-0) over junior Sam Bibb and B. Scudder. Girls doubles featured freshman Sami Good and Tallmadge defeating E, Good and Davenport 7-6 (8-6), 4-6, and 6-4.

The Alaska School Activities Association (ASAA) / First National Bank Alaska 2013 Tennis State Championships will be held at Anchorage’s Alaska Club North & East on Oct. 11-12. ASAA, The Alaska Club and South Anchorage High School host the tournament.

Last season the Crimson Bears placed third as a team with 70 points. West Anchorage won with 140 and South was second with 117. Juneau’s Pelle Arthur (2013 graduate) finished third in girl’s singles and Bibb and MacNaughton placed third in boys doubles. Emma Good teamed with Marc Heifetz (2013 graduate) to place second in the mixed doubles.

Following are the weekend’s tournament results:

BOYS SINGLES

Quarter Finals - Jasper MacNaughton defeated Johnny Connolly 8-0; Jon Scudder defeated Anton Rieselbach 8-0; Ben Scudder defeated Derek Dzinich 8-4; Sam Bibb defeated Philip Wall 9-8 (7-2 in tie break).

Semi Finals - Jasper MacNaughton defeated Jon Scudder 6-2, 6-2; Ben Scudder defeated Sam Bibb 6-4, 7-5.

Third Place - Jon Scudder defeated Sam Bibb 6-3, 6-2.

Finals - Jasper MacNaughton defeated Ben Scudder 6-2, 4-6, 6-1.

GIRLS SINGLES

Quarter Finals - Emma Good defeated Gaby Hebert 8-0; Sami Good defeated Catherine Walsh 8-0; Bailey Davenport defeated Taylor Flannagan 8-1; and Kathe Tallmadge defeated Rachelle Roland 8-2.

Semi Finals - Emma Good defeated Sami Good 6-2, 6-2; Bailey Davenport defeated Kathe Tallmadge 6-4, 6-0.

Third Place - Kathe Tallmadge defeated Sami Good 6-4, 6-0.

Finals - Emma Good defeated Bailey Davenport 7-6 (7-1), 6-4.

MIXED DOUBLES

Quarter Finals - Jasper MacNaughton/ Emma Good defeated Rachelle Roland/Derek Dzinich 8-0; Sami Good/Jon Scudder defeated Isabelle Watts/Philip Wall 8-2; Ben Scudder/Kathe Tallmadge defeated Erika Holst/Anton Rieselbach 8-0; Sam Bibb/Bailey Davenport defeated Raj Kumar/Catherine Walsh 8-6.

Semi Finals - MacNaughton/E. Good defeated J. Scudder/S. Good 6-3, 7-6 (8-6); B. Scudder/Tallmadge defeated Bibb/Davenport 6-2, 6-4.

Third Place - S. Good/J. Scudder defeated Bibb/Davenport 6-3, 6-1.

Finals - MacNaughton/E. Good defeated B. Scudder/Tallmadge 6-1, 6-2.

BOYS DOUBLES

Quarter Finals - Sam Bibb/Ben Scudder defeated Nick Parise/Philip Wall 8-1; Johnny Connolly/Derek Dzinich defeated Salar Peirovi/Logan Moser 8-2; Zach Hebert/Anton Rieselbach defeated Raj Kumar/Macleod Morehouse 9-7; Jon Scudder/Jasper MacNaughton defeated Will Pollard/Kelson Rounds McPherson 8-1.

Boys Doubles Consolation Finals - Nick Parise/Philip Wall defeated Raj Kumar/Macleod Morehouse 8-2.

Semi Finals - Bibb/B. Scudder def Connolly/Dzinich 6-1, 6-4; Scudder/MacNaughton def Hebert/Rieselbach 6-0, 6-0.

Third Place - Connolly/Dzinich def Hebert/Rieselbach 6-4, 6-2.

Finals - J. Scudder/MacNaughton def Bibb/B. Scudder 6-0, 6-1.

GIRLS DOUBLES

Quarter Finals - Gaby Hebert/Erika Holst def Esme Crossett/Sara Lee 8-6; Catherine Walsh/Taylor Flannagan def Olivia Fletcher/Skye Hart 8-5; Sami Good/Kathe Tallmadge def Isabelle Watts/Rachelle Roland 8-1.

Girls Doubles Consolation Finals - Isabelle Watts/Rachelle Roland def Esme Crossett/Sara Lee 6-1, 6-1.

Semi Finals - Emma Good/Bailey Davenport def Gaby Hebert/Erika Holst 6-0, 6-1; Sami Good/Kathe Tallmadge def Catherine Walsh/Taylor Flannagan 6-0, 6-1.

Third Place - Gaby Hebert/Erika Holst def Catherine Walsh/Taylor Flannagan, 7-5, 7-5.

Finals - Sami Good/Kathe Tallmadge def Emma Good/Bailey Davenport 7-6 (8-6), 4-6, 6-4.

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