Tennis Belles celebrate a championship season

This year’s Tennis Belles ended their successful season on a high note, winning the 6A Central Conference Championship at Rebsamen Tennis Center on October 7 and 8. The team advanced to the State Tournament in Springdale, held on October 14 and 15, and ended up finishing as the third place team in the state in Arkansas’ highest classification.


Additionally, senior Presley Southerland won the 6A State Singles Championship with a commanding 6-2, 6-1 victory over her opponent in the finals. She won the 6A Conference title, as well. Presley will compete in the State Overall Tournament at Burns Park Tennis Center on October 21 and 22.


Presley’s performance in the conference and state tournaments earned her All-State and All-Conference honors. Libby Franks ’21, Anna Grace ’22, Tasha Moreland ’22, Libby Raffaelli ’22 and Hagan Smith ’21 also received All-Conference recognition.


“I’m very proud of our girls,” coach Tim Glancy said. “They handled themselves with sportsmanship and honor throughout the season, and they all played a part in our conference championship and third place finish in State.”


Congratulations to Coach Glancy and the Tennis Belles! And good luck, Presley!

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