Sioux Empire Set To Host 2017 Girls' State Tennis Championships
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The 50th Annual Girls’ State Tennis Tournament will be held in Sioux Falls, October 5-6-7. Twenty-three teams totaling 151 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, junior, from Sioux Falls O’Gorman will try for her third title at Flight 1 Singles as well as Flight 1 Doubles where she will play with Maddie Nguyen.
There will be new champions crowned at Flights 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 due to graduation or flight movement. Ava Leonard, Sioux Falls Lincoln, last year’s champion at Flight 3 will move up to Flight 2 with an undefeated season. Johana Brower, Sioux Falls Lincoln, last year’s Flight 5 champion will move up to Flight 3 also with an undefeated season.
Flight 2 Doubles Champion Peyton Forney, Rapid City Stevens will move up to Flight 1 and play with Ashley Lundstrom. Flight 3 Doubles Champion Emily Whitney, Sioux Falls Lincoln, will be playing with Johana Brower at Flight 2 this year.
The tournament will be played at McKennan Park, Sioux Falls Washington and Brandon Valley. Play starts at 8:00 a.m. each day at all three locations. Singles consolation and championship finals are scheduled for Saturday at McKennan Park, followed by the doubles consolation and championship finals.
To see results as they become available, visit us online at sdpb.org/tennis