Friday, April 17, 2015

2016 DECOTURF HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS DATES ANNOUNCED


MARK YOUR CALENDAR!!!

The dates for the 2016 DecoTurf High School Tennis Team Championships presented by Icy Hot have been announced! For the first time in tournament history the boys and girls will play on the same weekend filling the courts throughout Chattanooga. The event will take place on March 18-19, 2016. 

Champions Tennis Club will remain the Championship Site for the event with tournament play also taking place at Baylor School, Brainerd Recreational Complex, Girls Preparatory School, McCallie School and Warner Park.

The 2016 event will feature a total of 48 teams. We will host a 16-team A Division for Boys and Girls with each team guaranteed four matches in tournament play and an 8-team B Division for Boys and Girls with each team guaranteed three matches in tournament play. To reserve your spot in the 2016 DecoTurf High School Tennis Team Championships click here to fill out the 2016 Participant Interest Form. Information on the 2016 entry fee is listed below.

ENTRY FEE
A Division
$450 - Before January 1st
$475 - After January 1st
Includes USTA registration fees for all players

B Division
$350 - Before January 1st
$375 - After January 1st
Includes USTA registration fees for all players

REGISTER NOW 2015 DECOTURF FALL TENNIS CLASSIC

We are excited to announce that beginning in September 2015 we will begin offering the DecoTurf Fall Tennis Classic for states that play girls high school tennis and boys/girls middle school tennis in the fall. The tournament will offer these teams the opportunity to experience the same excitement as the DecoTurf High School Tennis Team Championships. The event will take place in the beautiful scenic city of Chattanooga at Champions Tennis Club and Baylor School.

Both the high school and middle school divisions will play a college format of 6 singles and 3 doubles. Teams in the High School Division will be guaranteed four matches in tournament play and middle school teams will be guaranteed at least three matches in tournament play. 

To reserve your spot in the event click here to fill out the Participant Interest Form. 

Top 10 Reasons You Should Accept an Invitation to the DecoTurf Fall Tennis Championships

10.) Expose your weaknesses. You can play a sloppy and unfocused match against lesser competition and your players will think they're playing good. You can play some of your best tennis at the DecoTurf Championships and still get your weaknesses exposed, while there is still time to fix them before your state tournament.

9.) Expose yourself. Not only does the DecoTurf Championships get your players exposure to college coaches and other top national competitors, like at a qualifier or nationals, but competing in the event looks really good in the local newspapers, which makes you look good as a coach. Think of all those young, impressionable, up-and-coming players in your area who are looking for a place to play high school or middle school tennis and see the local and national exposure your players and program are getting.

8.) Establish a benchmark. Set the standard for where you want your program to be both now and in the future; Put your program on the national scene, even if that means traveling across the country to play the nation's top programs. Every coach has a vision of where he/she wants their team, and some even have a plan for getting there. I applaud the coaches who take their teams across the country, for they have a benchmark of where their team presently stands against competition from other states.

7.) Multiply the state tournament experience. It is one thing to put on your school's colors and take on the best your state has to offer, it is quite a different thing to represent your city, your state, even your region by competing against the best the nation has to offer. The DecoTurf Championships, have hosted 72 team state champions.

6.) Take your game to the next level. Something special happens when two great teams play each other that allows team to take their game to a higher level. And once you reach that new plateau, you seldom go back. You learn things about yourself and find a mental toughness and attitude that you take back with you as a source of strength for future matches, not just at your state tournament, but in collegiate tennis as well.

5.) Earn bragging rights. It is a chance to meet and make friends with players you may be playing with or against in college. And even if you don't go on to play in collegiate tennis, you can be sitting in your dorm room with your roommates proclaim, "That player that was just named an All-American? I took him/her, to three-sets at the DecoTurf Championships!"

4.) What happens at the DecoTurf Championships doesn't have to stay there. Everything worth learning in High School doesn't just happen within the walls of your school, or the boundaries of your state. Not only is traveling to Chattanooga as a student-athlete without a parent a growing experience, it provides an opportunity for your players to learn valuable lessons. Getting your players up for an 8AM match against an opponent that questions every call or sitting together as a team hundreds of miles from home during a rain delay all help teach lessons that these players will use throughout life, not just on the tennis court.

3.) Become a champion. Every athlete in every sport wants to test their skills against the best possible competition, but how often do you actually get to play in an event that many consider the national championship? At the DecoTurf Championships not only does your team have a chance to win a National Championship, but you get to play new competition that you normally wouldn't have on your schedule.

2.) Silence the critics. If you've compiled your 50 match winning streak and state records in let's say Kentucky, what does that really mean to someone in Florida? If you've got that special, once-in-a-blue moon team that only happens when the planets are aligned, why hide them under a bushel basket? To turn down an invitation to the DecoTurf Championships is to squander an opportunity to showcase just how good your program really is.

1.) Get the experience. The DecoTurf Championships is about much more than just a tennis tournament. The event give you an opportunity to build team unity. You get to experience a great event in an outstanding city. It gives your players a chance to bond and grow as they experience the highs and lows of competing against the nation's best. Whether it is the players party before the event or the plane ride home after the event the you get an experience both you and your players will remember!

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

WIN FREE PHOTOS FROM DIANA STEVENSON PHOTOGRAPHY!!!


DIANA STEVENSON PHOTOGRAPHY OFFERS MORE THAN 7000 PHOTOS OF BOYS TOURNAMENT


Photos from the 2015 Boys DecoTurf High School Tennis Team Championships are now available online for a limited time. Don't miss your opportunity to relive all the fantastic moments of our 2015 event. Diana Stevenson Photography has more than 7,000 photos available from the event. Photographic prints are available for as low as $7 and digital downloads begin at $10. Click Here to visit the gallery or visit www.photosbydsp.com.

DIANA STEVENSON PHOTOGRAPHY OFFERS MORE THAN 4000 PHOTOS OF GIRLS TOURNAMENT


Photos from the 2015 Girls DecoTurf High School Tennis Team Championships are now available online for a limited time. Don't miss your opportunity to relive all the fantastic moments of our 2015 event. Diana Stevenson Photography has more than 4,000 photos available from the event. Photographic prints are available for as low as $7 and digital downloads begin at $10. Click Here to visit the gallery or visit www.photosbydsp.com.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

HIGH-TECH TENNIS OFFERS 101 VIDEOS FROM 2015 BOYS TOURNAMENT

HIGH-TECH TENNIS RECORDED 101 MATCHES AT THE 2015 BOYS DECOTURF HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS PRESENTED BY ICY HOT!

FRIDAY, MARCH 27th

SANTA MARGARITA VS. SIEGEL
Dugan vs. Graalman
Boice vs. Al-Zubaidi
St. John vs. Daugherty
Kurtz vs. Betzler
Geis vs. Knowles
Andrews vs. Todd
Boice/Kurtz vs. Graalman/Daugherty
Dugan/Geis vs. Al-Zubaidi/Betzler
McDonald/St. John vs. Knowles/Todd

JENKS VS. VANDEBILT CATHOLIC
Singleton vs. Dangon
Lucas vs. Doyle
Archer vs. Fournier
Hughes vs. Besson
Hughes vs. Thomas
Hyelm vs. Melancon
Hughes/Singleton vs. Thomas/Doyle
Hyelm/Lucas vs. Melancon/Dantin
Archer/Garmaker vs. Richard/Fournier

MEMPHIS UNIVERSITY VS. EDWARDSVILLE
Richey vs. Weiler
LaHue vs. Koons
Apple vs. Gray
Carro vs. Mezo
Danielson vs. Carlson
Schneiter vs. Ware
Richey/Danielson vs. Weiler/Koons
LaHue/Schneiter vs. Gray/Mezo
Carro/Apple vs. Carlson/Ware

SAINT XAVIER VS. HERITAGE HALL
Lancaster/Singerman vs. Funches/Zerby
Graft/Akrami vs. Lai/Zeider
Cameron/Gornet vs. Kaiser/Swan
Lancaster vs. Funches
Singerman vs. Zeider
Graft vs. Zerby
Gornet vs. Kaiser
Akrami vs. Lai
Blanford vs. Swan

WIREGRASS RANCH VS. EDMOND MEMORIAL
Fernandez/Moreno vs. Brill/Plant
Feliciano/Okungbowa vs. Cherry/Mays
Castillo/Moreno vs. Cameron/Park
Fernandez vs. Brill
Moreno vs. Cherry
Okungbowa vs. Mays
Feliciano vs. Plant
Castillo vs. Cameron
Moreno vs. Ducote

HERITAGE HALL VS. EDMOND MEMORIAL
Funches/Zerby vs. Brill/Mays
Lai/Zeiders vs. Cameron/Plant
Kaiser/Swan vs. Cherry/Park
Zeiders vs. Mays
Funches vs. Brill
Lai vs. Cherry
Kaiser vs. Plant
Zerby vs. Cameron
Swan vs. Park

SATURDAY, MARCH 28th

SAINT XAVIER VS. CARDINAL GIBBONS
Graft/Akrami vs. Zadell/Chapman

STARR’S MILL VS. SANTA MARGARITA
Dubin vs. Dugan
Peerani vs. Kurtz

SPARTANBURG VS. MEMPHIS UNIVERSITY
Keim vs. Danielson

HINSDALE CENTRAL VS. WIREGRASS RANCH
Grabill vs. Fernandez
Adelakun vs. Moreno
Czlonka vs. Okungbowa
Czlonka vs. Feliciano
Holland vs. Castillo
Elliott vs. Moreno
Garmaker/Archer vs. Ledbetter/Abraham

STARR’S MILL VS. MILTON
Peerani vs. Scudellari
Dubin vs. Niebert

SPARTANBURG VS. HINSDALE CENTRAL
Keim vs. Elliott

WIREGRASS RANCH VS. MEMPHIS UNIVERSITY
Fernandez/Moreno vs. Richey/Danielson
Okungbowa/Feliciano vs. LaHue/Schneiter
Castillo/Moreno vs. Carro/Apple
Fernandez vs. Richey
Moreno vs. LaHue
Okungbowa vs. Apple
Feliciano vs. Carro
Castillo vs. Danielson
Moreno vs. Schneiter

JENKS VS. SANTA MARGARITA
Archer vs. Kurtz
Garmaker vs. Geis
Garmaker/Archer vs. Kurtz/Geis

EDMOND MEMORIAL VS. WEBB SCHOOL
Brill vs. Jadhav
Cameron vs. Romaro

HERITAGE HALL VS. PENSACOLA CATHOLIC
Funches/Zerby vs. Ephron/Sullivan
Lai/Zeiders vs. Taylor/Alliss
Kaiser/Swan vs. Frahm/Floyd
Ephron vs. Zeiders
Sullivan vs. Funches
Taylor vs. Zerby
Alliss vs. Lai
Frahm vs. Kaiser
Floyd vs. Swan

EDMOND MEMORIAL VS. MCCALLIE
Cameron vs. Smith

HERITAGE HALL VS. BAYLOR
Funches/Zerby vs. Woodham/Gray
Lai/Zeiders vs. Shock/Toomey
Kaiser/Swan vs. Long/Trombley
Funches vs. Toomey
Zeiders vs. Kadrie
Zerby vs. O’Neal
Lai vs. Palisoc
Kaiser vs. Lastovic
Swan vs. Shock

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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

HIGH-TECH TENNIS OFFERS 76 VIDEOS FROM 2015 GIRLS TOURNAMENT

HIGH-TECH TENNIS RECORDED 76 MATCHES AT THE 2015 GIRLS DECOTURF HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS PRESENTED BY ICY HOT!

FRIDAY, MARCH 20th
CENTRAL VS. MORGANTOWN
Bouldin/Tipps vs. Rosiello/Rosiello
Berrios/Oppmann vs. Kacik/McKnight
Scott/Smith vs. Ferrico/Joseph
Tipps vs. Rosiello
Bouldin vs. Rosiello
Berrios vs. Kacik
Smith vs. McKnight
Scott vs. Ferrico
Oppmann vs. Joseph

AMERICAN HERITAGE VS. NICEVILLE
Blake/Sakar vs. Sepe/Hsiang
Moore/Kogan vs. Von Hilsheimer/Hovenden
Mortier/Slager vs. Chisholm/Freeman
Blake vs. Sepe
Sakar vs. Hsiang
Moore vs. Von Hilsheimer
Kogan vs. Hovenden
Mortier vs. Hruby
Schleifer vs. Manthey

GIRLS PREPARATORY SCHOOL VS. NICEVILLE
Bandy/Thorstenson vs. Sepe/Hsiang
Bandy vs. Sepe

ASSUMPTION VS. SODDY DAISY
Cameron vs. Mitchell
Buller vs. Stephens
Hieatt vs. Noe
Harlan vs. Coyner
Cook vs. Holland
Pennington vs. Crawley
Pennington/Fitzgerald vs. Crawley/Mitchell

BAYLOR VS. HUTCHISON
Thomas vs. Garrott
Hawkins vs. Donoghue
Jenne vs. Owen
Carelli vs. Dunavant
Mooney vs. Simms
Kleban vs. George

OCEAN SPRINGS VS. WALTON
Kilduff/Nash vs. Zenoni/Kuse
St. Amant/Weatherly vs. Cramer/O’Brien
Vice/Chapman vs. Mookerji/Guldberg
Kilduff vs. Zenoni
St. Amant vs. Kuse
Weatherly vs. Keeline
Nash vs. Cramer
Broome vs. Gaskins

SATURDAY, MARCH 21st
DUNCAN VS. ASSUMPTION
Bowers vs. Pennington
Kirkland vs. Cameron
Clauson vs. Buller
Moore vs. Hieatt
Rains vs. Fitzgerald
Watkins vs. Cook
Bower/Goodson vs. Noe/Livingston
Churchman vs. Kleine-Kracht

PINE CREST VS. STARR’S MILL
Stevanovich vs. Kelly
Taylor vs. Williams
Obolevitch vs. Wernecke
Malik vs. Beck
Snyder vs. Nima
Feldman vs. Walker

OCEAN SPRINGS VS. CAMBRIDGE
Kilduff/Nash vs. Dervishian/Giddings
Kilduff vs. Dervishian

ROSWELL VS. GIRLS PREPARATORY SCHOOL
Layton/Suktankar vs. Eslinger/Thel
Taylor vs. Eslinger

NICEVILLE VS. STARR’S MILL
Sepe vs. Williams

DUNCAN VS. RUSSELL
Bowers vs. Hersley
Kirkland vs. Ferguson
Clouson vs. Nguyen
Moore vs. Kendrick
Rains vs. Ferguson
Churchman vs. Nguyen

OCEAN SPRINGS VS. ROSWELL
Kilduff vs. Narang

WALTON VS. PINE CREST
Gaskins/Gaskins vs. Feldman/Shecter
Zenoni/Cramer vs. Obolevitch/Taylor
Kuse/Keeline vs. deBracamonte/Snyder
Zenoni vs. Stevanovich
Kuse vs. Snyder
Keeline vs. Shecter
Cramer vs. Kisling
Gaskins vs. Rabin
Gaskins vs. James

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Monday, March 30, 2015

2015 BOYS A DIVISION ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM

MOST VALUABLE PLAYER
Agie Moreno
Jr. | Wiregrass Ranch

SINGLES ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM
Lope Adelakun
Sr. | Hinsdale Central
Chris Ephron
Jr. | Pensacola Catholic
Pedro Fernandez
Jr. | Wiregrass Ranch
Eddie Grabill
Sr. | Hinsdale Central
Ninan Kumar
Sr. | Winter Park
Brandon Lancaster
Sr. | Saint Xavier
Spencer Richey
Sr. | Memphis University School
Matt Terry
So. | Northview

DOUBLES ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM
Frederick Danielson                      Spencer Richey
So. | Memphis Univ. School      Sr. | Memphis Univ. School
Pedro Fernandez                    Agie Moreno
Jr. | Wiregrass Ranch       Jr. | Wiregrass Ranch 
Brandon Lancaster               Drew Singerman
Sr. | Saint Xavier                   So.| Saint Xavier
Jeremy Yuan                  Matt Terry
So. | Northview            So. | Northview

HANNAH BELSINGER SPIRIT OF TENNIS AWARD
Lorenzo Rollhauser
Sr. | Webb School of Knoxville

2015 BOYS B DIVISION ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM

MOST VALUABLE PLAYER
Ryan Dugan
Sr. | Santa Margarita

SINGLES ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM
Max Boice
Sr. | Santa Margarita
Dubie Dubin
Jr. | Starr's Mill

Matt Henson
Sr. | Tennessee
Scott Hjelm
So. | Jenks
Bennett Hughes
Jr. | Jenks
Matt Marin
Sr. | Blessed Trinity

DOUBLES ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM
Max Boice                   Ricky Kurtz
Sr. | Santa Margarita    Sr. | Santa Margarita
Jacob Marshall                    Matt Henson
So. | Tennessee                Sr. | Tennessee
Mitchell Thomas                       Connor Doyle
Jr. | Vandebilt Catholic         So. | Vandebilt Catholic

Saturday, March 28, 2015

CHAMPIONSHIP [BOYS A] -- WIREGRASS RANCH 5, MEMPHIS UNIV. SCHOOL 3

WIREGRASS RANCH 5, MEMPHIS UNIVERSITY SCHOOL 3
Saturday, March 28, 2015 | 3:30pm
Boys A Division | Champions
DOUBLES
  1. Spencer Richey & Frederick Danielson (MUS) def. Pedo Fernandez & Agie Moreno 9-8
  2. Foresight Okungbowa & Alejandro Feliciano (WR) def. Paul LaHue & Christian Schneiter 9-7
  3. Andres Carro & Michael Apple (MUS) def. Sebation Castillo & Daniel Moreno 9-7
SINGLES
  1. Spencer Richey (MUS) def. Pedro Fernandez 6-4, 6-2
  2. Agie Moreno (WR) def. Paul LaHue 6-2, 6-0
  3. Foresight Okungbowa (WR) led Michael Apple 6-3, 5-2 abd.
  4. Alejandro Feliciano (WR) def Andres Carro 4-6, 6-4, 10-5
  5. Sebastian Castillo (WR) def. Frederick Danielson 6-0, 6-3
  6. Daniel Moreno (WR) def. Christian Schneiter 6-4, 6-2
ORDER OF FINISH
Doubles: 3,2,1
Singles: 2,5,6,1,4
Match Time: Unknown