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NC’s Parks should plan for busy Sunday
Junior seeded for 3 finals slots in Chesapeake College tourney

WYE MILLS – Madison Parks' calendar could get a little crowded on Sunday.

Parks, the defending girls' singles champion and 2011 Mid-Shore Player of the Year, is the top seed in the girls' singles draw for the third annual Chesapeake College Junior Tennis Open. Parks and Brooke Davidson are the top seeds in girls' doubles, while Parks and North Caroline High teammate Alex Willis are seeded second in mixed doubles, meaning the North Caroline High junior could be playing in three finals on Sunday.

"I'm really excited to play in three events this weekend – I love any opportunity to get better," said Parks, who compiled a 36-0 regular-season singles record during her first two high school campaigns. "This tournament is a lot of fun to play in, and I love competition."

Davidson, who played second singles for Cambridge-South Dorchester High last spring, is seeded second in girls' singles. North Caroline High's Katie Carmean – who lost in last year's girls' singles final to Parks – is the third seed. Sonya Walker (Saints Peter and Paul High) earned the fourth and final seed in the 12-player girls' singles draw.

Shanon Gunther, all-Bayside for three straight years while playing for Queen Anne's County High, is the top seed in boys' singles. Gunston School's Avery Zuber, the reigning ESIAC boys' singles champion, is seeded second while Cambridge-South Dorchester's Ahmed Dajani is the third seed and Willis is seeded fourth.

North Caroline High's Jessica Zaki and Addie Scudder are the second seeds in girls' doubles behind Parks and Davidson. Carmean and Michael White are the top seeds in mixed doubles, followed by Parks-Willis, Sonya and London Walker (Worcester Prep), and Gunther-Lindsey Rekstis (Queen Anne's County High).

Willis and Cory Mansuray will play Kishan Patel and Ronnie Warden for the boys' doubles title.

This is the first year the tournament has featured all five draws – boys' and girls' singles, boys' and girls' doubles, and mixed doubles.

Play begins Saturday morning with first-round girls' singles at 8 a.m. and boys' singles quarterfinals at 9 a.m. The girls' singles quarterfinals take place at 10 a.m., followed by the boys' singles semifinals at 11 a.m.

The girls' singles consolation tournament for first- and second-round losers has its first-round matches Saturday at noon. Girls' singles semifinals and both boys' and girls' consolation singles semifinals will take place at 8 a.m. Sunday. All four singles finals – boys' and girls' championship and consolation finals – will take place Sunday at 9:30 a.m.

Doubles play begins Saturday afternoon, with boys' and girls' doubles finals taking place at 11 a.m. on Sunday and the mixed doubles final closing out the tournament at 12:30 p.m. Sunday.

Tournament schedule


8 a.m.
Girls' singles first round
Adams vs. Bickerton
Zaki vs. Rendell
Scudder vs. Mayhew
Kinnish vs. Midcap

9 a.m.
Boys' singles quarterfinals
(1) Gunther vs. Walker
(4) Willis vs. Ferrell
(3) Dajani vs. Wing
(2)Zuber vs. Poe

10 a.m.
Girls' singles quarterfinals
Adams-Bickerton winner vs. (1) Parks
Zaki-Rendell winner vs. (4) Walker
Scudder-Mayhew winner vs. (3) Carmean
Kinnish-Midcap winner vs. (2) Davidson

11 a.m.
Boys' singles semifinals
Gunther-Walker winner vs. Ferrell-Willis winner
Dajani-Wing winner vs. Poe-Zuber winner

12 noon
Girls' singles
Consolation tournament quarterfinals

1 p.m.
Girls' doubles play-in
D'Ambrosio-Moore vs. Adams-Cooper
Mixed doubles quarterfinals
(1) Carmean-White vs. Bickerton-Wing
(4) Gunther-Rekstis vs. McCain-Bugas
(2) Parks-Willis vs. Zaki-Dajani
(3) Walker-Walker vs. Wheatley-Kamsheh

2:15 p.m.
Girls' doubles semifinals
(1) Parks-Davidson vs. D'Ambrosio-Moore/Adams-Cooper winner
(2)Zaki-Scudder vs. Mayhew-Tondin

3:30 p.m.
Mixed Doubles
Semifinal matches


8 a.m.
Girls' singles
Championship semifinals
Consolation semifinals
Boys' singles
Consolation semifinals

9:30 a.m.
Girls' singles
Championship finals
Consolation finals
Boys' singles
Championship finals
Consolation finals

11 a.m.
Girls' doubles
Championship finals
Boys' doubles
Championship finals – Willis-Mansuray vs. Patel-Warden

12:30 p.m.
Mixed doubles
Championship finals

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