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Lancaster wins Singles; Graft/Waldeck wins Doubles

Brandon Lancaster Champ

Junior Brandon Lancaster won the state Singles Championship by downing the 2013 champion, Austin Hussey of Covington Catholic, in the finals 5-7, 6-2, 10-8.

Junior Nick Waldeck and sophomore Matt Graft won the doubles state championship by defeating senior teammates Coleman Cox and Nick Quinones in the finals.

Freshman Drew Singerman made a deep run in the tourney, but lost in the semi finals to Hussey, but gave the Colonel a tough second set which was crucial in the lack of stamina for Hussey down the stretch in the singles state final against Lancaster.

This was the most dominating performance in Kentucky high school tennis history by any team.

Tiger Tennis Team State Championship Photo Gallery

Tiger Tennis is the 2014 KHSAA Team State Champions!

Tennis 6

Congratulations to the 2014 KHSAA Tennis State Champion Tiger Tennis Team!  St. Xavier wins their 6th straight and 23rd overall team state championship after defeating McCracken County!

We will have scores and updates here shortly from the championship team.  Celebrate accordingly Tiger Nation! We Are! St. X!

Throwback Thursday: We Want Six!

We dug back deep into the KHSAA Photo files to find the last three state championship teams and they all happened to be St. Xavier… hmm imagine that!  We could not locate the 2009 and 2010 state championship pictures, but those too were of course the Tiger Tennis team.

Enjoy and here’s to adding another picture to the collection later today!

Team Picture

2014 State Champions | WSTX Sports File Photo

Tennis 2013 State Champions

2013 State Champions | KHSAA.org

Tennis 2012 State Champions

2012 State Champions | KHSAA.org

Tennis 2011 State Champions

2011 State Champions | KHSAA.org

Tiger Tennis advances to State Championship

Coleman Cox | Photo by Jacob Hayslip

Coleman Cox | Photo by Jacob Hayslip

Tiger Tennis defeated Ashland Blazer 3-0 in the KHSAA Tennis State Semifinals. Freshman Drew Singerman got the first win for the Tigers 6-0, 6-0, then the two doubles teams of Kamrom Akrami/Matt Graft won 6-1, 6-3 and Coleman Cox/Nick Quinones soon followed with a 6-1, 6-0 win over the Tomcats.

The match ended a lot later than anyone would have predicted because of the severe weather state-wide. The Semifinals for both girls and boys were moved to the Lexington Tennis Center where all of the matches were played indoors.

St. Xavier will face McCracken County in the 2014 KHSAA Tennis Team State Championship tomorrow at 5:30 PM at the University of Kentucky’s Boone/Downing Tennis Complex.

Singles and Doubles Tennis Pairings Released

Coach Lancaster and his son, No. 2 seeded Brandon Lancaster | Photo by Tim Webb

Coach Lancaster and his son, No. 2 seeded Brandon Lancaster | Photo by Tim Webb

Tiger Tennis is the only school with two seeded singles players entering the KHSAA Tennis State Championships this week at the University of Kentucky.  Brandon Lancaster (2) and Drew Singerman (5) represent St. Xavier in the individual competition.  Both doubles teams are also seeded for Tiger Tennis.  Matt Graft/Nick Waldeck (2) and Coleman Cox/Nick Quinones (3) will represent St. Xavier in the doubles competition.

The First Round Pairings have been released and here are the matchups for Tiger Tennis’ players:

SINGLES

Thursday, May 15 10:30 AM
63 Dillon Moore, Freshman Lee County vs. 64 Brandon Lancaster, Junior (2) St. Xavier

Thursday, May 15 10:30 AM
25 Drew Singerman, Freshman (5) St. Xavier vs. 26 KaiKai Suvimolstean, Freshman Oneida Baptist

DOUBLES

Thursday, May 15 9:15 AM
63 Owen Collins, 8th Grade/Micah Robbins, Junior Middlesboro vs. 64 Matt Graft, Sophomore/Nick Waldeck, Junior (2) St. Xavier

Thursday, May 15 9:15 AM
17 Coleman Cox, Senior (3) St. Xavier/Nick Quinones, Senior (3) St. Xavier vs. 18 Jake Haught, Sophomore/Nathan Wichmann, Senior Covington Catholic

[2014 KHSAA Tennis State Championships Singles Bracket]

[2014 KHSAA Tennis State Championships Doubles Bracket]

Tiger Tennis will play Ashland Blazer in the Team Semifinals

2014 KHSAA Boys Tennis Team Tournament Bracket

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The Tiger Tennis Team will face Ashland Blazer in the 2014 KHSAA Boys Tennis Team Tournament Semifinals on Wednesday, May 14th at 6:30 PM at the University of Kentucky’s Boone/Downing Tennis Complex.

If the Tigers advance, they will face the winner of the McCracken Co.-Model Matches on Thursday, May 15th at 5:30 PM for their 6th straight team championship.

Go Tigers! We Want Six!

2014 KHSAA State Tennis Tournament Schedule

Tiger Tennis is ready to make a run at their 6th straight state championship. | Photo by Louisville Sharp Photography

Tiger Tennis is ready to make a run at their 6th straight state championship. | Photo by Louisville Sharp Photography

Wednesday, May 14

6:30 PM- Team Competition – Semi Finals, UK Boone/Downing Tennis Complex
(Admission is Free)

Thursday, May 15

8:00 AM- Singles Competition – UK Boone/Downing Tennis Complex
Competition  begins and runs throughout the day and evening
(Admission is Free)

5:30 PM- Team Competition – Finals Thursday, UK Boone/Downing Tennis Complex
(Admission is Free)

Friday, May 16

8:00 AM- Singles Competition – UK Boone/Downing Tennis Complex
(Admission is charged)
Tennis competition continues in singles and doubles

Saturday, May 17

Championship Saturday – UK Boone/Downing Tennis Complex
(Admission is charged)

9:00 AM- Boys Doubles Semi Finals (4 courts)
9:00 AM- Boys Singles Semi Finals (4 courts)
12:00 PM- All State Awards
1:00 PM- Boys Doubles Championships
3:00 PM- Boys Singles Championships

Admission
Friday- $10 (good all day)
Saturday- $10 (good all day)

Two Day Ticket (good for Friday and Saturday)- $15

Parking is located in “R” lots next to the UK Boone/Downing Tennis Complex as well as the “Green” lot next to Commonwealth Stadium. Green lot is also bus parking. “E” lots are UK Employees and anyone parking there may be ticketed and towed.