Girls State Tennis Starts On Thursday
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The 49th Annual Girls’ State Tennis Tournament will be held in Rapid City, October 6-7-8. Twenty-two teams totaling 137 individuals have entered the tournament. Champions will be determined in six singles flights and three doubles flights over the course of the three days.
Past champions participating in the tournament are as follows:
Danielle Sebata, sophomore from Sioux Falls O’Gorman will try and defend her title at Flight 1 Singles as well as Flight 1 Doubles where she will play with Samantha Czarnecki.
Samantha Czarnecki, senior from Sioux Falls O’Gorman, 2012 Flight 4, 2013, 2014 Flight 3 and 2015 Flight 2 Singles Champion will try and finish her career with a fifth singles title at Flight 2. She was also part of the 2011, 2013, 2014 Flight 2, 2015 Flight 1 Doubles and will try and defend the Flight 1 Doubles with Danielle Sebata.
Flight 2 Doubles Champions Grace Wittenberg and Meghan Fenske of St. Thomas More will move up to Flight 1 this year.
New champions will be crowned in Flight 3 and Flight 5 Singles due to graduation. Grace Wittenberg of St. Thomas More the Flight 4 Champion will move up to Flight 2 this year. Jaden Elliott of Rapid City Stevens comes in undefeated and will try and defend her Flight 6 championship. Jaden Elliott and Ingrid Anderson, juniors of Rapid City Stevens will try and repeat at Flight 3 Doubles.
The tournament will be played at Sioux Park and Parkview Tennis Complex. Play starts at 8:00 a.m. each day at both locations. Singles consolation and championship finals are scheduled for Saturday at Sioux Park, followed by the doubles consolation and championship finals. Check the SDHSAA website for a complete schedule: www.sdhsaa.com
Results of the event can be found by visiting sdpb.org/tennis