The IHSAA-áTennis Singles and Doubles State -áFinals, which will be contested on Friday and Saturday at the Park Tudor tennis courts, will feature four Hamilton County student-athletes.

Carmel's Bailey Padgett, who has won back-to-back singles championships in the state team tournament, was the State Runner-up last season in the Singles Individual Tournament.



Jessica Lorenz, No. 1 singles for the Lady Tigers, is first player from Fishers HS to qualify for State Singles Championship/HC Sports Daily photo: Mark Morrow. Jessica Lorenz, No. 1 singles for the Lady Tigers, is the first from Fishers HS to qualify for State Girls Singles Championship/HC Sports Daily photo: Mark Morrow.

Carmel's unbeaten No. 1 doubles team of junior Molly Fletchall and sophomore Emma Love also will be shooting for a State Doubles Tournament championship.


Fishers' Jessica Lorenz earned a spot, too.


And her presence is especially significant since the senior-to-be in the fall is also now a big part of Fishers High School history. She became the first Lady Tiger to qualify for the State Singles Championship.


The No. 1 Fishers HS singles player punched her ticket by winning a regional match at Carmel last Saturday, defeating Oldenberg Academy's Sarah Wilder 6-1, 6-4 in the final.


 
Carmel will be trying for a triple crown this weekend, seeking to add the Singles and Doubles titles to the Lady Greyhounds State team championship.
 

"We are looking forward to going for the triple-crown at the singles/doubles state finals," Carmel coach Mike Bostic said after winning his second straight State team title last weekend. "I'm not sure how many times in IHSAA history that has been done."


(Note: It's been done 3 times in girls tennis: 1977 by North Central, 1995 by Evansville Memorial and 1998 by Park Tudor.)


-áGreenwood's Jade Kawamoto, whose sister Jackie won the Singles Title last season, is in the field. Jade is undefeated this season.


Jackie Kawamoto was unbeaten in 2013, and she defeated Padgett in the Singles final.


Interestingly, instead of competing for the spot to defend her State Singles title, Jackie reportedly moved to No. 2 singles this season to allow her identical twin sister to play No. 1 singles and have a chance to contend for the State Individual Singles title.


PAIRINGS


(Note:-áFor each player(s) listed below, the first record indicates regular season, the second indicates state tournament. Add both for overall season record.)


SINGLES


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