CHHS tennis falls at state tournament

Published 11:01 pm Friday, April 27, 2012

After taking a second place finish behind Ozark in the sectional tennis tournament, the Charles Henderson High School boy’s team traveled north to Montgomery for the state tournament on Friday.

The state meet proved to be a difficult task for the Trojans, with only one player able to make it past the second round in singles or doubles play in the 11th place finish.

Devantez Jackson managed to climb to the quarterfinal matchup in number three singles play; recording wins over Sylacauga (5-7,6-4,6-4) and Briarwood (6-4,6-2) before falling to Spanish Fort.

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In number one singles Patrick Jackson advanced to the second round on a bye before falling to Demopolis 6-0,6-0, making him the only other player to advance further than the first round.

Jonathan Carswell fell to Sylacauga in number two singles, and was followed by Timothy Foster in number four, Quay Austin in number five and Sean Alverez in number six.

The Trojans faced similar trouble in doubles play, with Patrick Jackson and Carswell falling to Cullman in the first round of number one doubles 6-0,6-1 to open play.

The combo of Devantez Jackson and Foster was able to advance to the second round on a bye match, but were stopped short in the second round by Demopolis, who handed the pair a 2-6,7-5,6-2 loss.

The Trojans time at the tournament would come to a close in number three doubles play soon after, with Austin and Alvarez falling to Walker in the first round 6-0,6-1.

The Trojans would finish the tournament with four total points to put them in 11th place, with Muscle Shoals taking the top spot.