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The Sean Karl High School Tennis Recognition Awards 2016

The Holiday Inn Vanderbilt hosted the 4th recognition tennis dinner on June 6, 2016 in honor of the accomplishments of high school players in the Middle Tennessee area. The event is named in memory of tennis champion Sean Karl. Mike Karl remembered his son Sean as a fiery competitor with the will to win every match he played. The junior standout tennis players, families and coaches also heard from Thay Butchee, former Head Tennis Pro at Belle Meade Country Club, outstanding coach and current world class player. He relayed his message of playing with passion and developing as a junior player to carry the drive and practice habits with you for a lifetime.

George Harwell, Boys State Champion from MBA was the recipient of the "Sean Karl Award" this year for his outstanding play, dedication to the game and for representing a player with the Heart of a Champion.

Guest Speakers for the event:

Thom Druffel - Tennis Nashville, Welcome and Closing Remarks

Mike Karl, Remembering Sean Karl

Thay Butchee, Guest Speaker  

 

Awards:

  • Micayla May, Page High School
    Div I Class A-AA, Doubles Semis
  • Sarah Brackin, Page High School
    Div I Class A-AA, Doubles Semis
  • Isiah Polk, Page High School
    Div I Class A-AA, Semis Singles
  • Playing at Marian Military College
  • Nathan Zao, Murfreesboro Central
    Div I Class A-AA, Singles Winner
  • Griffin Emrick, Middle Tn Christian School
    Div I Class A-AA, Doubles Semis
  • Thomas Goodwyn, Middle Tn Christian
    Div I Class A-AA, Doubles Semis
  • Sohpia Phillips, Clarksville
    Div 1 Class AAA, Singles Semis
  • Somer Henry, Brentwood High School
    Div 1 Class AAA, Singles Winner
  • Katie DeWald, Brentwood High School
    Div 1 Class AAA, Doubles Winner
  • Georgia Fischer, Brentwood High School
    Div 1 Class AAA, Doubles Winner
  • Anna Mincey, Blackman
    Div 1 Class AAA, Doubles Semis
  • Aya Melhem, Blackman
  • Sam Fischer, Brentwood High School
    Div 1 Class AAA, Singles Winner
  • Hussain Al-Zubaidi, Siegel
    Div I Class AAA, Singles Semis
  • Stefan Antic, Ravenwood
    Div I Class AAA Doubles Semis
  • Hayes Canupp, Ravenwood
    Div I Class AAA Doubles Semis
  • Josh Walker, Mt Juliet
    Div 1 Class AAA, Doubles Semis
  • Dylan Chambers, Mt Juliet
    Div 1 Class AAA, Doubles Semis
  • Thalia Stein, USN
    Div 2 Class A, Doubles Semis
  • Mia Pretorius, USN
    Div 2 Class A, Doubles Semis
  • Timmy O’brien, Zion Christian
    Div 2 Class A, Singles Runner-Up
  • George Corzine, USN
    Div 2 Class A , Singles Semis
  • Noah Baker, Friendship Christian
    Div 2 Class A, Doubles Semis
  • Sam Burrus, Friendship Christian
    Div 2 Class A, Doubles Semis
  • Winslow Huth, Harpeth Hall
    Div 2 Class AA, Singles Runner-Up
  • George Harwell, MBA
    Div 2 Class AA, Singles Winner
  • Miles Jackson, Ensworth
    Div 2 Class AA, Singles Runner-Up

Playing in College

  • Kato Richardson, Hendersonville
    Playing college tennis at TSU
  • Laurel Tipps
    Playing college tennis at Lincoln Memorial University
  • Jordan Berrios
    Playing college tennis at Marian Military College
  • Ellie Rivera
    Playing college tennis at Wooster College (OH)
  • Skylar McDonald
    Playing college tennis at Dallas Baptist University

Team awards:

  • Brentwood High School- Div 1, Class AAA Girls Winner
  • Lipscomb Academy- Div 1 Class A-AA Boys Winner

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