State Champs! Warriors Capture Doubles State Championship, Singles Runner-Up
Day 2 provided more success for Brookwood Tennis, with the Warriors capturing the Doubles State Championship and Doubles State Runner-Up, as well as the Singles State Runner-Up. Read more...
After both going 2-0 yesterday, the teams of Thomas Harrison/Bradley Merschman and Alden Harrison/Nic Kadel entered today knowing they were one match away from playing their teammates in a State Championship. That's exactly what transpired. After T. Harrison/Merschman took down a team from William & Reed Academy and A. Harrison/Kadel defeated a team from Deerfield-Windsor in Semifinal action, the stage was set for an all-Brookwood State Championship match.
The older Harrison and Merschman got the best of younger brother and Kadel in the State Final, giving the Warriors 1st and 2nd place in the state for GISA AAA.
In Singles play, sophomore Landon Carter defeated Alastair Campbell from Frederica Academy 6-3, 6-1 to advance to the AAA State Championship against UGA commit Britton Johnson of William & Reed Academy. Warrior sophomore Andrew Cooper fell to Johnson in the opposite semifinal, narrowly missing on a Brookwood vs. Brookwood Singles Final as well. Johnson got the best of Landon Carter in the AAA Singles Final, giving Brookwood an outstanding Singles Runner-Up finish.
Coach Dr. Jeremy Kasten was almost speechless when asked what this team meant to the tennis program's legacy, "We're in the Golden Age of Brookwood Tennis right now. I'm not sure there ever has been or ever will be as solid of a team lineup as the boys have right now. We're excited for next week's State Team competition."
In all, five Warriors were named to the GISA AAA All-State team: Thomas Harrison (senior), Landon Carter (sophomore), Bradley Merschman (freshman), Nic Kadel (freshman), and Alden Harrison (freshman).
Way to go, boys! Up next is the Team State competition next week. Keep it going!
Located in Thomasville, GA, Brookwood School is a private school for grades JK-12. Students benefit from a challenging academic program, fine and performing arts, competitive athletics, and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.