05/13/15 – Tennis, Bass Fishing Champions Crowned This Week

May 13, 2015 2014-2015 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 13, 2015

The 2015 KHSAA Tennis State Championships and the 2015 KHSAA Bass Fishing State Tournament will be conducted this week in Lexington and Gilbertsville, respectively. The Bass Fishing weigh-ins will be webcast live each day at KHSAA.tv, courtesy of FLW, while a highlight package of the tennis tournament will be available following the conclusion of the event.

The Tennis championships begin Thursday morning at 8 a.m. with the boys’ competition at Shillito Park and the girls’ competition at the UK Boone/Downing Tennis Complex. The girls’ team semifinals are scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. at the University of Kentucky, followed by the boys’ team semifinals at 6:30 p.m.

The action continues Friday morning starting at 8 a.m. with all competition taking place at the University of Kentucky. The girls’ team finals are slated for 5 p.m., followed by the boys’ team championship at 6:30 p.m.

Saturday’s competition begins at 9 a.m. with the semifinals of the boys’ and girls’ singles and doubles championships. The finals of the boys’ and girls’ doubles competition will begin at 1 p.m., followed by the championship matches of the boys’ and girls’ singles bracket at 3 p.m.

Brandon Lancaster (St. Xavier) and Michelle McKamey (McCracken County) are the top-seeded singles players and will both look to defend their 2014 state titles. Kamron Akrami and Matt Graft from St. Xavier are the top-seeded boys’ doubles team, while DuPont Manual’s Sarah Stearman and Emily Zelichenok were awarded the top seed on the girls’ side. A list of seeded players can be found at http://khsaa.org/tennis/2015/seededplayers.pdf.

A time schedule for the 2015 KHSAA Tennis State Championships can be found at http://khsaa.org/tennis/2015/stateschedule.pdf, with all brackets available at http://khsaa.org/sports/spring/tennis/. All weather updates and schedule adjustments will be posted to KHSAA.org, as well as the Association’s Twitter accounts (@KHSAA and @khsaaevents).

The third-annual KHSAA Bass Fishing Championship (May 15-16) will begin each morning at 7 a.m. with the boat launch from Kentucky Dam Marina (466 Marina Drive, Gilbertsville, Ky.). The first flight is scheduled to return to the dock at 3 p.m. each day, with weigh-ins scheduled to begin at approximately 3:30 p.m.

The random draw order and participants for the Bass Fishing tournament can be found at http://khsaa.org/bassfishing/2015/state/randomboatassignments.pdf.

Results from each event will be posted to KHSAA.org as they become available.

– KHSAA –

About the Kentucky High School Athletic Association
The Kentucky High School Athletic Association was organized in 1917 and is the agency designated by the Kentucky Department of Education to manage high school athletics in the Commonwealth. The Association is a voluntary nonprofit 501(c)3 organization made up of 277 member schools both public and private. The KHSAA sanctions 43 state championships in 13 sports and 4 sport-activities, licenses and trains over 4,000 officials, provides catastrophic insurance for its more than 70,000 member school student-athletes, as well as overseeing coaching education and sports safety programs.

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