Tennis camp champions crowned
Published 12:00 am Friday, July 24, 2015
The 2015 Andalusia Tennis Association camp to a close Thursday morning at the LBW tennis courts, and was capped off with seven campers crowned as champions in their respective age divisions.
In the first class of the day, Logan Reaves topped the 8-and-under class and took home the championship trophy. Landon Butler fought hard and finished in second place, and Greyson Seay battled to take the third place spot.
The second class of the day was the 9 and 10-year-old class, which was split into a girls division and boys division. Joseph Hainds edged out the top spot in the boys’ division, just ahead of second place finisher Hugh Wallace Stovall.
Katie Kennedy proved to be too much to handle as she rolled through the tournament to take the 9 and 10-year-old girls’ division title. Madyson Mullen was equally as tough on her competition as she breezed to a second place finish in the division.
In the 11-year-old class, Maggie Furr defeated the girls and boys in the class to take home the championship trophy. Sasha Johnson made his way into the championship match, and finished second. Jiyoon Kim battled her way through the bracket for a third place finish.
The final class of the day was the 12-year-old class, which was spit into three groups; boys intermediate, boys advanced and girls advanced.
Luke Detwiler worked his way through the intermediate group to finish as the champion, and Garrett Riddle finished in second place.
Matthew Beasley powered his way through the advanced class and emerged as champion, and Dawson Kennedy finished in second place.
In the advanced girls class, Savannah Detwiler was crowned as the champion, and Paige Garvin finished in second place.
ATA officials said that the camp was a great success this year with all the kids showing signs of improvement from the beginning to the end of camp. They wanted to tell everyone that attended this summer to come back again next summer and continue their learning experience. Officials also encouraged anyone who missed out this year to come out next summer and give it a try.