Lady Rebels win fifth state tennis title

Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Riverside's State Championship tennis team: Abby Brickell, Carson Smith, Bailey Fisher, Briley Douglas, Lotti Hoffman and Cailey Qualls. 

Riverside Lady Rebels captured their fifth state tennis championship, winning the Class 2A title Tuesday at Memorial Park in Bentonville. The Lady Rebels brought home the crown, thanks to runner up finishes in both singles and doubles play.

Abby Brickell made it to the finals with a straight set 6-1, 6-1 victory over McKenna Vaught of Conway Christian. Brickell fell in the finals, 6-1, 6-0 to champion Jenna Berry of Ridgefield Christian.

The Riverside doubles teams of Bailey Fisher and Carson Smith fought their way into the finals with a 3-6, 7-5, 6-3 win over Hailey Gentry and Madison Bailey of Westside Greers Ferry. Fisher and Smith came up short in the finals, losing a tough 4-6, 6-4, 6-2 decision to Kenlee McAuliffe and Ali Looney of Parkers Chapel.

Riverside finished with 10 points overall, two better than second place Parkers Chapel. Ridgefield Christian was a close third with seven points.

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