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TENNIS

June 3, 2007

Four high seeds go down in Joe Creason tournament

By NATHAN CHAMBERS
BeyondTheDerby.com

Several upsets dotted Louisville’s tennis courts on the second day of the Joe Creason Kentucky State Qualifier.

Two No. 2 seeds - both from Louisville - fell on Sunday, and two No. 3 seeds also exited the tournament.

Paducah’s Paige Harrison knocked off second-seeded Spencer Rhodes 7-6 (2), 6-4 in the Girls 16 Singles round of 32 at Seneca Park. In the Girls 16 Doubles round of 16, also played at Seneca Park, Louisville’s Meredith Craven and Sarah Edwards beat second-seeded Kelly Hollingsworth and Claire Schroering 8-4.

Paducah’s McKenna Garneau defeated third-seeded Terra Sheldon of Bowling Green 6-3, 6-1 in the Girls 10 Singles quarterfinals at Chickasaw Park. In the Boys 10 Singles round of 16, also played at Chickasaw Park, Louisville’s Daniel Chopovsky won 6-1 when third-seeded Bryce Shelton of Lexington retired.

But Shelton returned for the Boys 10 Doubles final at Chickasaw Park in the afternoon, and he and Ashland’s Max Meade - the top-seeded tandem - beat Prospect’s Liam Friel and Christopher Laveck 8-2.

All of the other seeded entries won on Sunday. Go to the tournament’s Web site for the complete draws.

The Joe Creason Kentucky State Qualifier, which annually attracts the top state’s top junior players to Louisville, is a qualifier for the Southern Closed Championships.