MTCS' Goodwyn, Reeves finishing runner-up in state tennis
Monte Hale, Jr.
The MTCS tennis duo of junior Thomas Goodwyn and freshman Will Reeves didn't win the ultimate prize, but they nevertheless came away from the TSAAA Spring Fling with a lot of positive memories.
Goodwyn and Reeves reached the finals of the Class A-AA doubles championships on Friday before ultimately falling 6-4, 6-1 to Knoxville Catholic seniors Mitchell Jostes and Matt Holloway in the finals.
"This week was great, and it's really hard to get to the state," Reeves said. "The state is a new challenge, and we played good this week. They were just better today."
Goodwyn credited his younger teammate for helping him through a difficult week.
"I was sick, but I knew Will would keep training," he said. "Last year getting here was priceless, but we weren't that nervous this year. It was nice to beat a Notre Dame team (on Thursday). It was a very satisfying week. We've got a lot to build on for next year."
Reeves and Goodwyn defeated the team of JR Davis/Andrew Lisy (Notre Dame) 6-2, 6-3 to reach the championship match after winning their quarterfinals match as well.
Other Spring Fling tennis results
Spring Fling Tennis Results
Girls Class A-AA singles
Danielle Vines (Elizabethon) defeated Jordan Berrios (Central Magnet) 6-0, 6-0
Girls Class AAA singles
Somer Henry (Brentwood) defeated Kylie Humphrey (Oakland) 6-2, 6-0
Girls Class AAA doubles
Olivia Crawley/Chloe Mitchell (Soddy-Daisy) defeated Lexie Greene/Joy Chanthanalay (Siegel) 6-0, 6-2
Boys Class AAA singles
Kato Richardson (Hendersonville) defeated Taylor Graalman (Siegel) 1-6, 6-4, 6-2
Boys Class AAA doubles
Aubrey Davis/Matthew Maynard (Knoxville West) defeated Ben Betzler/Mohammed Al-Aubaidi (Siegel) 7-5, 6-2