There will be little margin for error for teams wanting to win the first-ever Alaska School Activities Association State Tennis Championship this weekend in Anchorage.
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The competition will start Friday at Anchorage's The Alaska Club North and end Saturday at The Alaska Club East.
Teams will compete for five individual state championships and one team title. There will be 16-team single-elimination tournaments to determine the boys singles, girls singles, boys doubles, girls doubles and mixed doubles championships.
Also, the top four singles players and doubles squads will be seeded.
The team championship will be determined by the number of matches each player wins. Each match a singles player or doubles team wins will equal one point. The team with the most points will be named state champs.
The new ASAA-sanctioned state championships replaces the Alaska State High School Invitational, which served as an unofficial state championship.
Results will be posted online as it happens at http://tennislink.usta.com/tournaments/tournamenthome/tournament.aspx?T=65651.
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