Mitchell tennis players compete in Becky Moore tournamentMitchell High School assistant tennis coach Chad Larson said the fifth annual Becky Moore State Farm Junior Tennis Jamboree was a success. The tournament took place Thursday at Hitchcock Park in Mitchell.
By: Claire Meador, The Daily Republic
Mitchell High School assistant tennis coach Chad Larson said the fifth annual Becky Moore State Farm Junior Tennis Jamboree was a success.
The tournament took place Thursday at Hitchcock Park in Mitchell.
Although the morning started out on the cooler side, all 17 participants were able to play their matches and have the chance to earn some tournament experience.
Beau Brown, Chelsea Kracht and Avery Larson all took home first-place medals at the end of the day. Jacob Cersosimo, Haley Smith and Jordan Thill took home second-place medals and Tate Crago, Katie Loveland and Kaihlen Smith all finished with third-place medals.
“We had a lot of fun,” Larson said about the tournament.
“It’s all about the kids getting out there and enjoying the day and having fun. That’s really what Mitchell tennis is all about.”
Larson said the most important part about Thursday was having some of the younger kids be able to experience tournament play and see how older and more experienced athletes handle themselves in a tournament setting.
“Some of the younger kids playing in the tournament for the first time get to watch how the older kids react and respond to big matches,” he said.
“It’s part of the learning process and everyone benefits in the end. The kids had a blast overall.”
The next tournament on the schedule is the Mitchell Tennis Classic—Juniors which is scheduled for June 15-17. The deadline to register is June 10.
Results from the Becky Moore State Farm Junior Tennis Jamboree
6-Player Round Robin (Group A)
First Round A1: Beau Brown def. Brenden Lehr 8-4; Brown def. Gray Determan 8-1; Determan def. Lehr 8-3.
First Round A2: Jacob Cersosimo def. Koln Thie 8-1; Cersosimo def. Tate Crago 8-4; Crago def. Thie 8-0.
Final Round A3: Brown def. Cersosimo 10-7; Crago def. Determan 10-2; Leh def. Thie 10-1.
First place Brown; second place Cersosimo; third place Crago.
6-Player Round Robin (Group B)
First Round A1: Haley Smith def. Halle Larson 8-3; Katie Loveland def. Larson 8-6; Smith def. Loveland 8-3.
First Round A2: Chelsea Kracht def. Allison Buckley 8-2; Kracht def. Kyle Jamison 8-5; Jamison def. Buckley 8-6.
Final Round A3: Kracht def. Smith 10-6; Loveland def. Jamison 10-6; Larson def. Buckley 10-5.
First place: Kracht; second place Smith; third place Loveland.
5-Player Round Robin (Group C)
First Round: Avery Larson def. Elizabeth Loveland 6-1; Kaihlen Smith def. Maren Smith 6-0.
Second Round: Larson def. K. Smith 6-1; Jordan Thill def. Loveland 7-5.
Third Round: Larson def. M. Smith 6-0; Thill def. K Smith 6-0.
Fourth Round: Larson def. Thill 6-2; Loveland def. M. Smith 6-1.
Fifth Round: Thill def. M. Smith 6-0; K. Smith def. Loveland 6-2.
First place: Larson; second place Thill; third place K. Smith.