Thirty-one school teams competed in the 2021 Middle School Tennis State Championships, played October 1-2.
The maiden championships were played at the Adams Tennis Complex, an award-winning tennis facility that features 24 outdoor and 8 indoor hard courts. There were 180 players that competed in a team format against schools from across the state. A team match consisted of 1 singles and 2 doubles courts playing a set to 6 games. The Championships offered Girls, Boys, and Co-Ed divisions to accommodate all middle school tennis teams and regular season formats.
School teams competed in three flights: Gold, Silver, and Bronze and played a minimum of five team matches. In total, 95 team matches were played across the two days of the Championships.
Team photos of champions and finalists are in a Facebook gallery.
Maryville - Co-Ed Gold Division Finalists
Champions and finalists were:
Winner & City
Finalist & City
Girls Preparatory School
Memphis University School
Avery Trace MS Co-Op
Sumner County Co-Op
Union Grove MS
Mill Creek MS
Sportsmanship Award Winners
Additional Participating Schools
Houston MS/GMSD, Arlington Co-Op, White Station MS, Spring Station MS, Hutchison
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MS Tennis Championships Contact:
Tyler Strong, USTA Tennessee
Director of Junior Tennis