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.
Girls' singles first round
Adams vs. Bickerton
Zaki vs. Rendell
Scudder vs. Mayhew
Kinnish vs. Midcap
Boys' singles quarterfinals
(1) Gunther vs. Walker
(4) Willis vs. Ferrell
(3) Dajani vs. Wing
(2)Zuber vs. Poe
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
Boys' singles semifinals
Gunther-Walker winner vs. Ferrell-Willis winner
Dajani-Wing winner vs. Poe-Zuber winner
Consolation tournament quarterfinals
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
Girls' doubles semifinals
(1) Parks-Davidson vs. D'Ambrosio-Moore/Adams-Cooper winner
(2)Zaki-Scudder vs. Mayhew-Tondin
Championship finals Willis-Mansuray vs. Patel-Warden
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