2017 TEXAS JTT
FALL SECTIONAL RESULTS
November 19, 2017
NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas – The 2017 USTA Texas Junior Team Tennis Fall Sectionals brought together 58 teams and nearly 300 players from throughout the state of Texas from beginner to advanced levels.
Of the 58 teams, seven went home as champions, with seven more getting second place medals and six winning third place.
In a tightly contested 10U green dot division, King Daddy Green Tornadoes from Houston came away victorious with a win percentage of 71%, just better than LifeTime Athletic's (Plano) 67% and Green Monsters' (Austin) 64%. The team is led by captain Jane Strnadel and feature team members: Shaan Bhagia, Ricky Huang, Laila Nguyen, Paul Orchard, Aadya Sachdeva, Pratik Sahajwani, Sophie Tahtouh and Eric Yan.
Southies from Austin won the 12U beginner green dot division after beating GTA Gators (Austin) 31-22 in the semifinals and Tennis Ballers (NETT) 29-27 in the finals. ADVERTISEMENT Southies are led by Elizabeth Deerinwater and include team members: Nicholas Boehle, Ryan Kohler, Elle Loudermilk, Jake Miller, Madelyn Ono and Skyler Reneberg.
King Daddy Red Tornadoes from Houston put together an extremely impressive showing at sectionals, defeating RTC 12U Int. Spinners (NETT) 36-8 and Hook 'Em Horns (Austin) 34-17 on Sunday to win the 12U intermediate division. The Red Tornadoes are captained Lance Hatfield and feature team members: Sierra Hatfield, Sergey Khodakov, Jason Li and Conor Orchard.
GTC 14U Orange (Austin) won the 14U beginner crown, defeating Keller Blue Blazers (Keller) and The Village School Vikings (Houston) on Sunday to earn the title. The team is captained by James Polkinghorn and includes 10 team members: Mia Broussard, Riley Fonseca, Chase Krivokucha, John Maloy, Devin May, Mason Mays, Victoria Romero, Andrew Thompson, Mackenzie Watford and Sierra Worsham.
King Daddy boasted yet another winner, this time with the Blue Tornadoes taking the 14U intermediate division after defeating Walnut Creek Maverics (Fort Worth) in the semifinals and Massey Tennis Academy (NETT) in the finals to earn the title. King Daddy Blue Tornadoes are captained by Selim Samman and have a roster of: Lauren Campbell, Caleb Guse, Sammi Guse, Aryan Prakash and Charlize Wilson.
In a packed 18U intermediate division, STA Drop Shots of Austin reigned supreme, defeating Big Red (Odessa) in the semis and Arlington Rangers (Arlington) in the finals. The Drop Shots are captained by James Sombathy and have a roster of seven players: Jack Davidson, Ramitha Irrinki, Gracelyn King, Wilson Nguyen, Omeed Tehrani, Anna Wasicek and Ellyson Wong.
Last but not least, in the 18U advanced division, Beaumont Tennis Academy (Beaumont) defeated Spring Branch Thunder (San Antonio) to win the title. Beaumont Tennis Academy is captained by Yanick Shearron-Hawkins and features team members: Bailey Braneff, Josie Legato, Travis Mistry and Jayci Wong.
To view the photos from the event, please visit our photo album here.
2017 JTT Fall Sectional Winners:
10U green dot – King Daddy Green Tornadoes (Houston)
12U beginner green dot – Southies (Austin)
12U intermediate – King Daddy Red Tornadoes (Houston)
14U beginner – GTC Orange (Austin)
14U intermediate – King Daddy Blue Tornadoes (Houston)
18U intermediate – STA DropShots (Austin)
18U advanced – Beaumont Tennis Academy (Beaumont)
Sportsmanship Award Winners:
10U green dot boys – Rudy Haddad from Court Jesters (San Angelo)
10U green dot girls – Laila Nguyen from King Daddy Green (Houston)
12U beginner green dot boys – Nicholas Boehle from Southies (Austin)
12U beginner green dot girls – Marjorie Butler from Dealy Dragons (Dallas)
12U intermediate boys – Jace Jones from Hallsville (Tyler)
12U intermediate girls – Sierra Hatfield from King Daddy Red (Houston)
14U boys beginner – Connor Brown from SlamDawgs (Abilene)
14U girls beginner– London Womack from SlamDawgs (Abilene)
14U boys intermediate – Cooper Gearhart from Team C Tumbleweeds (Lubbock)
14U girls intermediate – Sophia Liew from Groovin Movin Racquets (Abilene)
18U boys intermediate – Aaron Giles from Called to Serve (Abilene)
18U girls intermediate – Rhiannon Meed from Boswell Tx Tornadoes (NETT)
18U boys advanced – Diego Gonzalez from Spring Branch Thunder (San Antonio)
18U girls advanced – Josie Legato from Beaumont Tennis Academy (Beaumont)