The 2016 KHSAA state championship tennis tournaments for singles and doubles competitors will be held in Lexington this week, and 12 of our coverage area players will be involved.
On Thursday, Whitley County’s Chris Tan will be in action at 8:00 a.m. at the University of Kentucky’s Boone/Downing tennis complex. Williamsburg’s Hannah Thomas and Whitley County’s Anna Grace Zehr will also play their first matches of the day at 8:00 a.m. at the Shillito Park tennis complex.
Corbin’s Samantha Spady will be in action at 9:15 a.m. at Shillito, followed by teammates Ellie Jane Carloftis and Jaclyn Jewell competing in the first round of the girls doubles bracket at 10:30.
Corbin’s Nikhil Krishna and Brady Keith will also be competing in doubles action at 10:30 Thursday morning back over at UK, followed by the team of Zane and Seth Maguet taking the court for their first match at 11:45.
The final first-round match of the day will see Emily Morton and Cora Bo Stevens taking the court at 1:00 p.m. at Shillito Park.
Whoever wins their first round matches Thursday will advance to play again later that same day. Competition in all brackets will resume Friday at UK, and will conclude there on Saturday.
Full brackets for each tournament are now available online at KHSAA.org.
The News Journal will provide full coverage of the 2016 tennis championships in next week’s edition, including photos, results and comments from players and coaches.