Player of the Year
Scarpa had his most consistent season in his third year at Baylor, winning the Division II-AA East/Middle region singles tournament. He advanced to the state semifinals before falling to eventual champ Walker Sims of Memphis University School. He was runner-up at No. 1 singles at the Rotary Invitational Tournament, and was also named to the Decoturf National Championships’ all-tournament singles team. It is the Mercer University signee’s third consecutive season on the Best of Preps team.
Coach of the Year
Chung’s Eagles almost achieved every goal they had set out for at the beginning of the 2012 season. Although winning District 5-A/AA had been almost an annual occurrence the past few seasons, the team had never advanced past the region, usually falling to either Chattanooga Christian or Arts & Sciences. This season, they had to defeat both — CSAS in the region tournament and CCS in the sectional — to advance to their first-ever state tournament. The Eagles finished second in the A/AA state tournament, falling to Unicoi County in the final. He thanked assistant coach Steve Kulik, as well as his wife Victoria for their contributions.
“We’ve had camaraderie at the end of the season, but this year we had it from the beginning,” he said. “We got some tennis courts at Collegedale this year, and we started having a lot of people show up at our matches and there was a lot of buzz about tennis this season. The guys worked hard and pushed each other; I told them that great players aren’t born great, that they work at it and the guys stepped up.
“We played as individuals, but we fought as a team and I’m very proud of them.”
Brouner finished with a 10-7 record in singles and teamed with Daniel Pare to win the Division II-AA East/Middle Region doubles title.
Fava finished with a 16-2 record in his fourth season of playing No. 1 singles for the Generals, who finished second in Region 7-AAA.
Fellers won the District 7-A/AA singles tournament and was the Region 4-A/AA runner-up.
Klibisz finished 22-2, won the District 5 and Region 3 titles and was a Class AAA state singles quarterfinalist.
Arts & Sciences
Lenoir finished 24-1, won the District 6-A/AA and Region 3-A/AA champion, and was the state singles runner-up.
Mandic played No. 2 singles for the Red Raiders, and teamed with Eric Roddy to win the Division II-AA state doubles title.
Hunter Carson Dalton Senior
Jack Gray Baylor Freshman
Daniel Pare McCallie Junior
Eric Roddy Baylor Senior
Blake Savard Grace Academy Sophomore
Barrett Schock Chattanooga Christian Sophomore
Michael Chung Collegedale Senior
Ian Derthick Arts & Sciences Senior
Charles Jabaley Notre Dame Freshman
Boston Londis Collegedale Senior
Dylan Millwood Hixson Senior
John Mitchell Central Junior
Stephen Record Grace Academy Senior
Teams of the Year
Collegedale (17-4): The Eagles won the District 5 and Region 3 titles and finished as Class A/AA state runners-up.
Baylor (7-2): The Red Raiders finished second in the East/Middle region and were Division II-AA state semifinalists.
Arts & Sciences (16-1): In head coach Jerry Pate’s final season, the Patriots won the District 6-A/AA title.