Arkansas state tennis championships: Jonesboro, Pulaski Academy dominate boys and girls divisions

By Jeff Halpern

Arkansas held its high school state tennis championships Monday and Tuesday at various sites, crowning new champions.

CLASS 6A

Bentonville West won the girls title with 11 points, topping Rogers by three points while Fayetteville won the boys title with 9 points, beating Little Rock Central by two points at Memorial Park in Bentonville.

Individually, Cassie Cervantes of Bentonville won the girls title with a 6-2, 6-1 victory over Stella de Vera of Rogers Heritage. The boys singles title went to Jacob Nordin of Fayetteville, who defeated Carter Swope of Springdale Har-Ber 7-5, 6-3.

The girls doubles title went to JK Bohnert and Grace Lueders of Rogers, who defeated Khushi Patil and Caroline Lasley of Little Rock Central 6-2, 6-3.

The boys doubles title went to Stefan Tudoreanu and Alex Wells of Little Rock Central,w ho defeated Boyce Read and Santiago Aguirre of Bentonville, 6-4, 2-6, 7-5.

CLASS 5A

Jonesboro won its fifth consecutive boys and girls team titles at Hot Springs Lakeside, sweeping all four individual titles.

Individually, Joe Patton of Jonesboro won the boys title with a 7-5, 6-1 victory over Ben Hollis of Hot Springs Lakeside. Jonesboro’s Jenna Payne won the girls title with a 6-0, 6-0 victory over Emmory Simmons of Little Rock Parkview.

The girls doubles title went to Lauren Guadamuz and Ella McPike of Jonesboro, who defeated teammates Anna Parker and Easton McDaniel, 6-1, 6-3.

The boys doubles title went to Jonesboro’s Ethan Richardson and Carson Fowler, who defeated William Ivy and Griffin Gully of Hot Springs Lakeside, 6-2, 6-3.

CLASS 4A

Pulaski Academy won the boys and girls team titles at Rebsamen Tennis Center in Little Rock, taking three of the four individual titles.

The boys title went to Noah Becker of the Bruins, who defeated Ethan Ethan Basca of Valley View, 6-1, 6-0. The girls title was the only that didn’t go to the Bruins a Valley View’s Cydney Rogers defeated her teammate Zayla Ware, 6-1, 4-6, 6-4.

The girls doubles title went to the sisters team of Julianne and Jaymie Angtuaco, who defeated their teammates Caroline Chambers and Danna Homsi, 6-3, 6-1. The boys doubles title went to Nathaniel Byrd and Jake Rogers, who also defeated teammates William Harrison and Nico Duina, 6-2, 2-6, 6-1.

According to the PA athletic department, the boys won its seventh-straight state title, which ranks second in state history. The program has won 17 titles all-time, which ranks third in state history.

CLASS 3A

Haas Hall-Fayetteville shared the boys title with Episcopal Collegiate with nine points at Burns Park in North Little Rock. The girls title also went to Haas Hall-Fayetteville.

Keeton Dassinger won his third consecutive state title with a 6-1, 6-3 victory over Savan Cashman of Haas Hall-Fayetteville.

The girls title went to Leena Cashman of Haas Hall-Fayetteville, who defeated her teammate Naya Kessman, 2-6, 6-4, 6-3.

The boys doubles title went to Shawn Hudson-Seegraves and Brandon Palmer of Piggott, who defeated Michael Ofodile and Lucas Holloway of Haas Hall-Fayetteville, 7-5, 1-6, 6-4.

The girls doubles title went to LISA Academy’s twins duo of Brianna and Barbar Phillips, with a 6-2, 6-0 victory over Samanha De Luca and Taylor Lee.

CLASS 2A

Parkers Chapel won the boys and girls team titles at Fairfield Bay, including individual titles in boys singles for Jackson Dison, who defeated Ben Conklin, 6-0, 6-0, of Maumelle Charter in boys singles and the girls doubles team of Bella Frisby and Kallie Martin, who defeated their teammates Rebekah Hardy and Madison Sullivan 7-6, 7-6.

The girls singles title went Lexa Farmer of Haas Hall-Bentonville, who defeated Jenna Berry of Ridgefield Christian, 7-6, 7-5. The boys doubles title went to Travis Gentry and Asa Carr of Westside-Greers Ferry 6-0, 2-6, 6-4.

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