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Price state singles champ

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Lady Rebel tennis player Alison Price came home from the Class 4A State Tennis Tournament at Henderson State University in Arkadelphia Oct. 21 with a championship in girls' singles.

In addition to Price's singles title, Highland's Garrett Johnson and Bryce Johnson finished second in boys' doubles competition in the tourney, while the Lady Rebs' girls' doubles duo of Courtney Sharp and Ginny Long finished third at state.

Overall, the Lady Rebels finished second in the team standings, while the Rebels also came in as runners-up in team competition.

Price knocked off Prairie Grove's C. Glasscock 6-3, 6-2 in the singles finals.

In the opening round, Price pushed past a player from Clarksville 6-0, 6-1. In the quarterfinals, Price downed Dumas' Caroline Gill 6-2, 6-1.

In the semis, Price beat the tourney's top seed, Arkadelphia's Olivia Ragni, 6-1, 6-2 to earn a spot in the championship match.

In boys' doubles, Johnson/Johnson lost to Subiaco's Liuzza/Yun 7-5, 7-6, (7-5) in the finals, giving the duo from Highland second place.

Johnson/Johnson opened the tourney by knocking off Stuttgart's Liu/Kirkland 7-6, 6-0 in the quarterfinals.

In the semifinal round, Johnson/Johnson beat Lookadoo/Walker from Shiloh Christian 6-4, 1-6, 7-6.

In girls' doubles, Sharp/Long opened things by beating the second-seeded duo from Mena, Sherrer/Padilla 6-4, 6-4.

In the quarters, Sharp/Long knocked off Mayfield/Marchewka from Shiloh Christian 6-1, 6-2.

In the semifinals, Highland's doubles' duo fell to their 3-4A Conference rivals from Westside, Arnold/Dement, but then came back to push past Fordyce's Sergent/Martindale 8-2 for third place in girls' Class 4A doubles.

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