Chattanooga Times Free Press
Signal Mountain trio will play for DI state tennis titles
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (TFP) — It didn't take long for Kylila Tucker to have an expectation adjustment Thursday afternoon in the TSSAA BlueCross Spring Fling individual tennis championships. Initially just glad to qualify for the tournament, she had that happiness consumed by another emotion.
The desire to win.
The Signal Mountain sophomore will be one of three area Division I finalists when the tournament resumes at Old Fort this morning at 10 EDT. Signal's Forrest Hooten and Adam Wolfe advanced to the Class A/AA boys' doubles final.
McCallie's Pare joins GPS duo and Baylor's Caswell in DII finals
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (TFP)— A little rest will end up going a long way for Daniel Pare.
The McCallie senior had a bye in the first round of the Division II-AA individual singles state tennis championships, while his semifinal opponent -- defending singles champion Walker Sims of Memphis University School -- had a three-set first-round match. Pare took advantage, jumping on Sims early and earning a spot in the finals with a 6-2, 6-2 win Thursday at Old Fort.
Pare will be one of four area private-school finalists when tournament play resumes today at 10 a.m. EDT. Defending girls' singles champion Samantha Caswell of Baylor will try for a repeat, while GPS's Emma McCallie and Michelle Fleenor will be in the doubles championship.