Parkers Chapel will probably be nicely represented when the General Tennis Event begins at present at Burns Park in North Little Rock. The 2A state champion Girl Trojans will subject three entries into the elite subject whereas the Trojans certified one doubles workforce.
The duo of Ali Looney and Bella Frisby will be a part of the tandem of Drue Thomas and Macie Wooden within the women’ doubles subject whereas freshman Kallie Martin earned a spot in women’ singles.
Austin Looney and Spencer Frisby, 2A runners-up in doubles, will compete within the boys’ bracket.
“Our purpose for the General Event will simply be to have enjoyable and play our greatest,” mentioned PC coach Casey Rapp. “We will probably be enjoying college students who concentrate on tennis so it’s going to undoubtedly be robust contemplating most 2A college students are a number of sport gamers who don’t play tennis yr spherical.”
The 2A state doubles champions, Looney and Frisby, will meet Class 4A runners-up, Valley View’s Allison Shinnaberry and Hanna Hyneman within the first spherical. Thomas and Wooden will play West Memphis’ Samantha Holt and Taylor Brossett, runners-up in 5A.
Looney and Frisby are undefeated this season and have but to drop a set.
“I’m enthusiastic about going and competing on the subsequent stage. I hope to study from my competitors. I’m honored to signify Parkers Chapel,” mentioned Frisby, a freshman. “We’ll face our hardest competitors we have now seen this yr. My purpose is to play my finest and study from this chance.”
This will probably be Ali Looney’s second journey to the General after successful the doubles title as a sophomore with Kenlee McAuliffe.
“I’m excited to compete in overalls and be capable to play yet one more day of highschool tennis,” Looney mentioned. “Truthfully, my objectives for general are simply to be aggressive as a result of I realized my sophomore yr that that is actually severe tennis in opposition to women that play tennis all yr lengthy and should play in faculty. I’m unhappy to know that is my final highschool tennis match, however I’ve had a very enjoyable previous 4 years and I’ve tried to simply keep centered on the enjoyable occasions with my workforce and Coach Rapp.”
Spencer Frisby and Austin Looney will face 3A state champions, Episcopal Collegiate’s Teddy Jones and Charlie Brandom.
“I’m thrilled to be having the prospect to play at this match,” mentioned Spencer Frisby. “My purpose is to simply go play and have enjoyable. Hopefully I can take Austin farther up than he acquired final yr. There are gonna be some strong groups, so it is going to be robust. Austin and I each simply plan on going to play and have enjoyable, to get higher, and hopefully do good.”
“I’m undoubtedly prepared,” mentioned Austin Looney. “I really feel like as a workforce we’re in the most effective spots we’ve been in. My objectives can be making the second spherical and if wanted, I’ll modify from there. Me and Jordan Arrington acquired beat first spherical final yr, however I don’t consider the blokes have been nearly as good as we thought. First time for overalls might be overwhelming and so was state even. So now a bit extra skilled, we plan on going so far as we are able to.”
Martin, who received third place at state, will sq. off in opposition to 3A state champion, Cave Metropolis’s Katie Walling within the opening spherical.
“I used to be very stunned,” mentioned Martin. “I’m so excited to get an opportunity to compete with one of the best within the state. I do know it is going to be difficult however I’m at all times up for one. I’ve by no means been identified to again down from a problem. So far as my purpose goes, I want to win a minimum of one match, however I will probably be blissful if I simply play my finest and might show I can compete at this stage.”