North Boys’ and Girls’ All-Star Teams sweep AHSAA All-Star Tennis Competition

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The North Girls All-Star Tennis Team featuring Cullman’s Nathan Bates and Kate Krigbaum defeated the South All-Stars Tuesday. (Marvin Gentry/AHSAA)

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The North boys and the North girls each posted 7-2 victories Tuesday at Montgomery’s Lagoon Park Tennis Complex to win the 2021 AHSAA All-Star Week North-South matches.

Due to heavy rains, the matches didn’t conclude until 9:30 p.m., Tuesday. However, the teams persevered to complete the competition, which was in its second year after joining All-Star Sports Week’s lineup of all-star contests in 2019. Last year’ All-Star Sports Week was canceled due to the COVID Pandemic crisis.

The North boys won all six singles matches to win the tennis competition. Madison Academy’s Parker Jacques, who won the AHSAA Class 4A/5A No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles state titles in 2021, earned North Best All Around honors with a 6-0, 6-0 win over Guy Hughes of Montgomery Academy in match 1 Tuesday. Jacques earned North MVP Tuesday teaming with Hewitt-Trussville’s Joshua Blake to beat Hughes and Gaines Freeman, also of Montgomery Academy, 6-0, 6-3 in the No. 1 doubles match.

The South Best All-Around recipient was McGill-Toolen Catholic’s Nick Short, who combined with Lebo Mashego of Thompson to win No. 2 doubles match over Drew Keeton of Brooks and Drew Shankles of Albertville, 6-1, 6-4.

The North girls’ netter named Best All Around was Lilly Brown of Guntersville. She won her No., 5 singles match over Anna Louch of Saraland 6-0, 6-0. South Best All Around for the girls was Libby Hamilton of St. Paul’s Episcopal, who won the No. 1 doubles with St. Paul’s teammate Maggie Sullivan over Jackie Alcocer of Northridge and Sophia Poolos of Jasper, 6-2, 6-3. Hamilton also won her singles match at No. 1 downing Alcocer 6-2, 6-3.

Complete results from Tuesday’s North-South tennis competition is included below.

North-South All-Star Tennis Matches

GIRLS

North 7, South 2

GIRLS INDIVIDUAL RESULTS

SINGLES

Match 1: (South) Libby Hamilton (St. Paul’s) def. Jackie Alcocer (Northridge), 6-2, 6-3.

Match 2: (North) Dawson Fite (Decatur) def. Hannah Vosteen (Thompson), 3-6, 7-5, 10-8.

Match 3: (North) Avani Singireddy (James Clemens) def. Alina Day (Saraland), 6-3, 6-2.

Match 4: (North) Kate Krigbaum (Cullman) def. Mary Michael Key (St. Paul’s), 7-6, 4-6, 10-8.

Match 5: (North) Lilly Brown (Guntersville) def. Anna Louch (Saraland), 6-0, 6-0.

Match 6: (North) Angela Kahler (Lindsay Lane) def. Ansley Brown (Thompson), 6-1, 6-1.

DOUBLES

Match 1: (South) Libby Hamilton (St. Paul’s) / Maggie Sullivan (St. Paul’s) def. Jackie Alcocer (Northridge) / Sophia Poolos (Jasper), 6-2, 6-3.

Match 2: (North) Dawson Fite (Decatur) / Lauren Grace Acupan (St. John Paul II Catholic) def. Sydney Cohen (Pike Road) / Anna Marie Bentley (St. Luke’s), 6-1, 7-5.

Match 3: (North) Ava Watkins (Muscle Shoals) / Emma Eady (Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa) def.  Caroline Schumpert (Prattville Christian) / Addie Nelson (W.S. Neal), 6-0, 6-1.

North Best All-Around Award: Lilly Brown, Guntersville.

South Best All-Around Award: Libby Hamilton, St. Paul’s Episcopal.

North coaches: Nathan Bates, Cullman; Sue Marshall (Randolph), administrative coach.

South coaches: Robin Carr, Enterprise; Elisa Bowden (Trinity), administrative coach.

BOYS

North 7, South 2

BOYS INDIVIDUAL RESULTS

SINGLES

Match 1: (North) Parker Jacques (Madison Academy) def. Guy Hughes (Montgomery Academy), 6-0, 6-0.

Match 2: (North) Santiago Castillo (James Clemens) def. Carter Chase (Auburn), 6-2, 6-3.

Match 3: (North) Alex Barber (Jasper) def. Ahnaf Hossan (Auburn), 7-6, 6-3.

Match 4: (North) Drake Woodard (Muscle Shoals) def. Gabriel Perkins (Satsuma), 6-3, 6-2.

Match 5: (North) Masen Howard (Douglas) def. Calvin Hughes (Fairhope), 6-1, 6-4.

Match 6: (North) Jase Schwanke (Buckhorn) def. Bryce Lawrence (Northside Methodist), 6-1, 6-2.

DOUBLES

Match 1: (North) Parker Jacques (Madison Academy) / Joshua Blake (Hewitt-Trussville) def. Guy Hughes (Montgomery Academy) / Gaines Freeman (Montgomery Academy), 6-0, 6-3.

Match 2: (South) Nick Short (McGill-Toolen) / Lebo Mashego (Thompson) def. Drew Keeton (Brooks) / Drew Shankles (Albertville) def. 6-1, 6-4.

Match 3: (South) Rowland Cobb (Pike Road) / Evan Stewart (Enterprise) def. Grant Spivey (James Clemens) / Jeremiah Lowther (Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa), 6-4, 6-2.

North Best All-Around Award: Parker Jacques, Madison Academy.

South Best All-Around Award: Nick Short, McGill-Toolen Catholic.

North Coaches: Jennifer Lee, Pell City and Reese Morton, Huntsville. Sue Marshall (Randolph), administrative coach.

South Coaches: Matt Hooper, Auburn; David Bethea (Montgomery Academy), administrative coach.