Three Knox high schools claim state titles in tennis

Susan EspirituFarragut, Our Town Youth, West Knoxville

Some sports seem to get all the attention when it comes to winning state championships simply because of our own connection to them: playing in the backyard, watching our kids on teams at the local parks, or traveling to endless practices and games.

Eleni Liakonis, Maeve Thornton, Lillie Murphy

Tennis is a sport that doesn’t get recognized as often, but the athletes who reach high levels of achievement demonstrate extraordinary levels of agility, speed, endurance, strength and perceptual skills.

Congratulations to the following Knoxville tennis athletes who demonstrated this combination of physical and mental skills, bringing state championships to their high schools.

Division II Class AA: Knoxville Catholic High School

Doubles: Lillie Murphy/Eleni Liakonis

Singles: Maeve Thornton

Team title

Riley Cassity

Eleni and Lillie repeated as state doubles champs and Maeve won the singles title for the third year in a row.

Allie Faulkner

Class AA: Farragut

Singles: Riley Cassity

Division II Class A: Christian Academy of Knoxville

Singles: Allie Faulkner

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