PREP TENNIS: 5th Region Tournament draws announced

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By Josh Claywell

Taylor County juniors Tanner Parks and Tyler Perkins earned the top seed in the boys’ doubles bracket for the 5th Region Tennis Tournament, which starts Monday morning at Freeman Lake Park in Elizabethtown.

Parks and Perkins received a first-round bye.

Other area players to be seeded are the Campbellsville senior duo of Cass Kidwell and Cody Davis (No. 4 in boys’ doubles) and the Taylor County senior tandem of Megan Canada and Sammy Hughes (No. 5 in girls’ doubles). Kidwell and Davis also received a first-round bye, while Canada and Hughes will meet Thomas Nelson junior Lily Ramsey and sophomore Madison Farren.

First-round matches start at 8:30 a.m. Tournament director and Elizabethtown coach Karen Henson said the first two rounds will be completed Monday, with play lasting until 7 or 8 that evening. The quarterfinals will begin at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, with the semifinals at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday and championship matches slated for 4:30 p.m. Thursday.

The top four finishers in each bracket qualify for the KHSAA State Tennis Tournament, which starts May 17 in Lexington.