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05/16/18 – State Tennis, Track and Field Championships Begin Thursday in Lexington

May 16, 2018 2017-2018 News Releases

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 16, 2018

The 2018 KHSAA State Tennis Championships and the 2018 KHSAA Track and Field State Meet will be contested this weekend in Lexington on the campus of the University of Kentucky. The State Tennis Championships (May 17-19) begin Thursday morning at 8 a.m. with boys’ matches at Shillito Park and the girls’ competition at the UK Boone/Downing Tennis Complex.

All remaining matches will move to the UK Boone/Downing Tennis Complex after the first day, with Friday’s competition starting at 8 a.m. Saturday’s action opens with the boys’ and girls’ singles and doubles semifinals at 9 a.m. Championship matches for boys’ and girls’ doubles are slated for 12 p.m., with the finals for the boys’ and girls’ singles set for 2 p.m.

Team champions will be determined through an accumulation of points throughout the tournament, with each singles player and doubles team receiving one point for each match victory. Brackets for the state singles and doubles championships are available on the Tennis page at KHSAA.org.

The KHSAA Track & Field State Meet (May 17-19) has transitioned to a three-day format for 2018, with the 1A Championship starting things off at 4 p.m. on Thursday at the University of Kentucky’s Outdoor Track and Field Complex. The 2A Championship will take place the following day (May 18) at 4 p.m., with the 3A Championship closing things out on Saturday at 10 a.m.

This year’s meet is the fourth since the KHSAA partnered with Special Olympics Kentucky to offer Unified opportunities in Track & Field, and will have over 100 student-athletes competing across five Unified events in each class. Live event-by-event results will be available on the Track page at KHSAA.org during the meet.

All weather updates and schedule adjustments for the Tennis and Track championships will be posted to the homepage at KHSAA.org, along with the Association’s Twitter accounts (@KHSAA and @khsaaevents). Results from each event will be posted to KHSAA.org as they become available. Following the championships, a highlight package of both events will be available at KHSAA.tv, with official championship photos available at khsaaphotos.org.

More information on both events can be found through the links below:

2018 KHSAA State Tennis Championships
Schedule – http://khsaa.org/tennis/2018/stateschedule.pdf
Official Program – http://khsaa.org/Publications/Programs/20172018/Tennis/issue1/index.html
Boys’ Singles Bracket – http://khsaa.org/tennis/2018/boyssingles.pdf
Boys’ Doubles Bracket – http://khsaa.org/tennis/2018/boysdoubles.pdf
Girls’ Singles Bracket – http://khsaa.org/tennis/2018/girlssingles.pdf
Girls’ Doubles Bracket – http://khsaa.org/tennis/2018/girlsdoubles.pdf

2018 KHSAA Track & Field State Meet
Schedule – https://khsaa.org/2018-state-track-meet-time-schedule/
Official Program – http://khsaa.org/Publications/Programs/20172018/Track/issue1/index.html
Heat Sheets/Lane Assignments – http://khsaa.org/track/2018/laneassignments.pdf
1A Live Event-by-Event Results – http://khsaa.org/track/2018/1astate/index.htm
2A Live Event-by-Event Results – http://khsaa.org/track/2018/2astate/index.htm
3A Live Event-by-Event Results – http://khsaa.org/track/2018/3astate/index.htm

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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 280 member schools both public and private. The KHSAA sanctions 44 state championships in 13 sports and 5 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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