Tennis


Coach: Ted Measley


Tennis Team Wins State Championship



This past spring, USJ’s boys’ tennis team brought home the state title, something that Coach Ted Measley had intended for the team all year long.

“I was confident we would win this year,” said Coach Measley. “Knowing you are the best can beat you, so I tried to keep the team humble, hungry, and not thinking about results.”

The championship was the team’s first since entering TSSAA’s Division II in 2009. In 2014, they came in as runner-up, which they did again in 2015, as well as winning doubles. This year, George Markos and Cade Reasons once again won doubles, not even allowing a point to score against them. Reasons went on to be named the All- West Tennessee Boys’ Tennis Player of the Year by The Jackson Sun as a result of his strong performance and two wins at state.

The 4-0 win over Webb School of Knoxville put an end to Webb’s three consecutive years of victory. Coach Measley credited his team’s ability to listen with the win. “All year, the team indicated that they could make adjustments from one set to the next. They listened to feedback.”

The victory has been sweet, but the focus is already on next season, says Coach Measley. “We will continue to take it one point at a time, one game at a time, and one match at a time.”


Boys Schedule

Day/Date
Opponent/Location
Time
Place
Score
USJ
Opp.
Thu, March 9 TCA - scrimmage - @ USJ & TCA 3:30 pm  
 
 
Tue, March 14 FACS 3:30 pm  
 
 
Tue, March 28 Northpoint 3:30 pm  
 
 
Thu, March 30 @ SHIS 3:30 pm  
 
 
Fri, March 31 TCA Varsity Tourn - @ USJ/TCA 3:30 pm  
 
 
Sat, April 1 TCA Varsity Tourn - @ USJ/TCA TBA  
 
 
Mon, April 3 @ Harding 3:30 pm  
 
 
Fri, April 7 Rotary Classic @ Chattanooga TBA  
 
 
Sat, April 8 Rotary Classic @ Chattanooga TBA  
 
 
Mon, April 10 TRA 3:30 pm  
 
 
Wed, April 12 @ Lausanne 3:30 pm  
 
 
Wed, April 12 @ Lausanne 3:30 pm  
 
 
Tue, April 18 ECS 3:30 pm  
 
 
Thu, April 20 Fayette Academy 3:30 pm  
 
 
Tue, April 25 Boys Individual Region Tourn@ Lausanne 12:00 pm  
 
 
Thu, April 27 Boys Individual Region Tourn @ Lausanne 12:00 pm  
 
 
Tue, May 2 Boys Team Region Tourn.@ SGIS 3:30 pm  
 
 
Thu, May 4 Boys Team Region Tourn.@ SGIS 3:30 pm  
 
 

Girls Schedule

Day/Date
Opponent/Location
Time
Place
Score
USJ
Opp.
Thu, March 9 TCA - scrimmage - @ USJ & TCA 3:30 pm  
 
 
Tue, March 14 FACS 3:30 pm  
 
 
Tue, March 28 Northpoint 3:30 pm  
 
 
Thu, March 30 @ SHIS 3:30 pm