All-County tennis team named


By Robert Money - rmoney@thestokesnews.com



Freshman Sydney Preston finished 13-8 overall and undefeated in county play for West Stokes.


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Alyssa Collins was the Viking’s number one seed and finished fourth in conference play.


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South Stokes Hannah King was seeded as the number one player for the Lady Sauras during the year.


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Brianna Lester


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Tessa Sprinkle


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Hannah King


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Hannah Fischer


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Stephanie Henry


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Sydney Preston


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Alyssa Collins


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High school tennis in Stokes County was young this year, but individual players found success. North Stokes had no seniors on their team, while the Wildcats had one and South featured the oldest team in the county with four seniors. The Stokes News along with the area high school coaches named the all-county 2017 tennis team.

North Stokes Alyssa Collins earned Northwest 1A All-Conference and the spot as the number one player this season. She finished fourth in the conference tournament and played her best tennis as the season came to an end.

Brianna Lester finished the season as the Vikings number two. She competed as the three seed early on, but according to coach Mandee Bennett, played her best in the remaining weeks and finished the season strong.

The third Viking to make the all-county team was Tessa Sprinkle. She ended the season as the three seed after spending the majority of the season ranked second on the team while battling back from an injury.

West Stokes went 2-2 against county teams and had two players to make the team. Freshman Sydney Preston spent the season as the Wildcats number one player. She made Western Piedmont Athletic 2A All-Conference and placed third in the conference tournament. She made it to the second round of the 2A Regional tournament and was undefeated in the county with an overall record of 13-8.

Senior Stephanie Henry, a two-time WPAC All-Conference player, placed fourth in the conference tournament where Preston beat her for third place. She made it to regionals, finished undefeated in county play, and recorded a 12-8 overall record.

The South Stokes duo of Hannah King and Hannah Fischer rounded out the top seven players selected for the all-county team. King played as the number one seed all year, while Fischer was the number two. Both players played doubles together during the conference tournament and lost in the quarterfinals. Fischer was voted team MVP and King was given the players award.

Robert Money can be reached at 336-749-1193.

Freshman Sydney Preston finished 13-8 overall and undefeated in county play for West Stokes.
https://www.thestokesnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/web1_WS-Tennis-Sydney-Preston-Michael-Mullins.jpgFreshman Sydney Preston finished 13-8 overall and undefeated in county play for West Stokes. Michael Mullins | For The Stokes News

Alyssa Collins was the Viking’s number one seed and finished fourth in conference play.
https://www.thestokesnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/web1_NS-Tennis-Alyssa-Collins-Dale-Sands.jpgAlyssa Collins was the Viking’s number one seed and finished fourth in conference play. Dale Sands | For The Stokes News

South Stokes Hannah King was seeded as the number one player for the Lady Sauras during the year.
https://www.thestokesnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/web1_SS-Tennis-Hannah-King.jpgSouth Stokes Hannah King was seeded as the number one player for the Lady Sauras during the year. Robert Money | The Stokes News

Brianna Lester
https://www.thestokesnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/web1_NS-Brianna-Lester.jpgBrianna Lester Dale Sands | For The Stokes News

Tessa Sprinkle
https://www.thestokesnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/web1_NS-Tessa-Sprinkle.jpgTessa Sprinkle Dale Sands | For The Stokes News

Hannah King
https://www.thestokesnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/web1_SS-Hannah-King.jpgHannah King Robert Money | The Stokes News

Hannah Fischer
https://www.thestokesnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/web1_SS-Hannah-Fischer.jpgHannah Fischer Robert Money | The Stokes News

Stephanie Henry
https://www.thestokesnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/web1_WS-Stephanie-Henry.jpgStephanie Henry Robert Money | The Stokes News

Sydney Preston
https://www.thestokesnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/web1_WS-Sydney-Preston.jpgSydney Preston Robert Money | The Stokes News

Alyssa Collins
https://www.thestokesnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/web1_NS-Alyssa-Collins.jpgAlyssa Collins Dale Sands | For The Stokes News

By Robert Money

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