Parkers Chapel can be nicely represented when the General Tennis Match begins at present at Burns Park in North Little Rock. The 2A state champion Girl Trojans will subject three entries into the elite subject whereas the Trojans certified one doubles workforce.
The duo of Ali Looney and Bella Frisby will be a part of the tandem of Drue Thomas and Macie Wooden within the women’ doubles subject whereas freshman Kallie Martin earned a spot in women’ singles.
Austin Looney and Spencer Frisby, 2A runners-up in doubles, will compete within the boys’ bracket.
“Our aim for the General Match will simply be to have enjoyable and play our greatest,” stated PC coach Casey Rapp. “We can be taking part in college students who focus on tennis so it’s going to positively be powerful contemplating most 2A college students are a number of sport gamers who don’t play tennis yr spherical.”
The 2A state doubles champions, Looney and Frisby, will meet Class 4A runners-up, Valley View’s Allison Shinnaberry and Hanna Hyneman within the first spherical. Thomas and Wooden will play West Memphis’ Samantha Holt and Taylor Brossett, runners-up in 5A.
Looney and Frisby are undefeated this season and have but to drop a set.
“I’m enthusiastic about going and competing on the subsequent degree. I hope to study from my competitors. I’m honored to signify Parkers Chapel,” stated Frisby, a freshman. “We are going to face our hardest competitors we have now seen this yr. My aim is to play my finest and study from this chance.”
This can be Ali Looney’s second journey to the General after profitable the doubles title as a sophomore with Kenlee McAuliffe.
“I’m excited to compete in overalls and be capable to play yet another day of highschool tennis,” Looney stated. “Truthfully, my objectives for general are simply to be aggressive as a result of I realized my sophomore yr that that is actually severe tennis in opposition to women that play tennis all yr lengthy and should play in faculty. I’m unhappy to know that is my final highschool tennis event, however I’ve had a extremely enjoyable previous 4 years and I’ve tried to only keep centered on the enjoyable occasions with my workforce and Coach Rapp.”
Spencer Frisby and Austin Looney will face 3A state champions, Episcopal Collegiate’s Teddy Jones and Charlie Brandom.
“I’m thrilled to be having the prospect to play at this event,” stated Spencer Frisby. “My aim is to only go play and have enjoyable. Hopefully I can take Austin farther up than he obtained final yr. There are gonna be some stable groups, so it will likely be powerful. Austin and I each simply plan on going to play and have enjoyable, to get higher, and hopefully do good.”
“I’m positively prepared,” stated Austin Looney. “I really feel like as a workforce we’re in the most effective spots we’ve been in. My objectives could be making the second spherical and if wanted, I’ll regulate from there. Me and Jordan Arrington obtained beat first spherical final yr, however I don’t imagine the blokes have been pretty much as good as we thought. First time for overalls may be overwhelming and so was state even. So now somewhat extra skilled, we plan on going so far as we are able to.”
Martin, who received third place at state, will sq. off in opposition to 3A state champion, Cave Metropolis’s Katie Walling within the opening spherical.
“I used to be very stunned,” stated Martin. “I’m so excited to get an opportunity to compete with the perfect within the state. I do know it will likely be difficult however I’m at all times up for one. I’ve by no means been recognized to again down from a problem. So far as my aim goes, I want to win a minimum of one match, however I can be completely satisfied if I simply play my finest and may show I can compete at this degree.”