HS Sectional Tennis

Donoho's Cooper Montgomery returns a hit ball as his doubles partner David Hudson looks on in the background during the 1A-3A high school sectional tennis tournament at Oxford Lake tennis complex. Photo by Stephen Gross / The Anniston Star

OXFORD — Donoho’s boys and girls tennis teams each won the Class 1A-3A, Section 4 tennis tournament Monday at Oxford Lake.

Both have won three straight years. Faith Christian’s girls and Pleasant Valley’s boys were the runners-up and are repeat qualifiers for the state tournament, which will be April 23-24 in Decatur. Only the top two from each section advance.

Pleasant Valley’s win at boys No. 1 doubles over Faith Christian was played at the beginning of the tournament, and gave the Raiders a lead over Faith that the Lions could never overcome.

Sophomore Cooper Montgomery of Donoho repeated as section champion. He and his doubles partner, sophomore David Hudson, repeated as doubles champions, too. Montgomery is reigning county champion, and Montgomery/Hudson are reigning county doubles champions.

Emma Weidmer, a Donoho sophomore, won the No. 1 singles title in the girls division. She also is a county champion.



Donoho, 42

Faith Christian, 21

Pleasant Valley, 0

Victory Christian, 0


Donoho, 42

Pleasant Valley, 12

Faith Christian, 9

Victory Christian, 0



No. 1 Doubles: Emma Wiedmer/Virginia Hutto (D) d. Mary Griffin/Libby Davenport (V), 10-1; Zana Christjohn/Sarah Jessica Christjohn (F) d. Karina Jones/Kristen Peck (P), 10-4; Finals – Wiedmer/Hutto (D) d. Christjohn/Christjohn (F), 6-1, 6-3.

No. 2 Doubles: Claire Hillman/Marella Hudson (D) d. Destiny Conley/Maci Meadows (P), 10-0; Kristin Covington/Megan Ford (F) d. Mikayla Carden/Riley Chasteen (V), 10-2; Finals – Hillman/Hudson (D) d. Covington/Ford (F), 6-1; 6-2.

No. 3 Doubles: Claire Walker/Lily Grace Draper (D) d. Blakely Malsy/Haleigh Burrows (P), 10-2; Dacey Dunaway/Cailee Waldrop (F) d. Susanna Wier/Kaylee Tunnell (V), 10-5; Finals – Walker/Draper (D) d. Dunaway/Waldrop (F), 6-2, 6-0.

No. 1 Singles: Emma Weidmer (D) d. Karina Jones (P), 10-3; Zana Christjohn (F) d. Mary Griffin (V), 10-0; Finals – Wiedmer (D) d. Z. Christjohn (F), 6-2, 6-1.

No. 2 Singles: Claire Hillman (D) d. Mikayla Carden (V), 10-0; Sarah Jessica Christjohn (F) d. Kristen Peck (P), 10-1; Finals – Hillman (D) d. S.J. Christjohn (F), 6-2, 7-5.

No. 3 Singles: Virginia Hutto (D) d. Destiny Conley (P), 10-2; Kristin Covington (F) d. Libby Davenport (V), 10-5; Finals – Hutto (D) d. Covington (F), 7-5, 6-1.

No. 4 Singles: Marella Hudson (D) d. Riley Chasteen (V), 10-0; Megan Ford (F) d. Blakely Malsy (P), 10-6; Finals – Hudson (D) d. Ford (F), 6-1; 6-1.

No. 5 Singles: Claire Walker (D) d. Susanna Weir (V), 10-2; Lauren Knapp (F) d. Maci Meadows (P), 10-6; Finals – Walker (D) d. Knapp (F), 6-0, 6-0.

No. 6 Singles: Lily Grace Draper (D) d. Maci Bryant (P), 10-0; Kassidy Nix (F) d. Kaylee Tunnell (V), 10-6; Finals – Draper (D) d. Nix (F), 6-0, 6-0.


No. 1 Doubles: Cooper Montgomery/David Hudson (D) d. Walker Tomlin/Billy Davenport (V), 10-0; Dakota Herron/Dawson Meadows (P) d. Jac Myrick/Evan Miller (F), 10-5; Finals – Montgomery/Hudson (D) d. Herron/Meadows (P), 6-0, 6-0.

No. 2 Doubles: Harrison Han/Gray Hanley (D) d. Braden Stacks/Gavin Randall (F), 10-1; Trent Findley/Jacob Mobley (P) d. Joe Wong/Nathan Le (V), 10-7; Finals – Han/Hanley (D) d. Findley/Mobley (P), 6-0, 6-1.

No. 3 Doubles: Rhett Rigsby/Reese McWhorter (D) d. Tanner Aldridge/Daniel Slatsky (V), 10-0; Brodie Yarbourgh/Josh Goode (F) d. Dakota Parr/Joseph Johnson (P), 10-6; Finals – Rigsby/McWhorter (D) d. Yarbrough/Goode (F), 7-6 (8-6), 6-0.

No. 1 Singles: Cooper Montgomery (D) d. Walker Tomlin (V), 10-0; Jac Myrick (F) d. Dakota Herron (P), 10-3; Finals – Montgomery (D) d. Myrick (F), 6-0, 6-4.

No. 2 Singles: David Hudson (D) d. Joe Wong (V), 10-0; Dawson Meadows (P) d. Evan Miller (F), 10-3; Finals – Hudson (D) d. Meadows (P), 6-0, 6-1.

No. 3 Singles: Harrison Han (D) d. Braden Stacks (F), 10-1; Trent Findley (P) d. Billy Davenport (V), 10-2; Finals – Han (D) d. Findley (P), 6-2, 6-0.

No. 4 Singles: Gray Hanley (D) d. Nathan Le (V), 10-2; Brodie Yarbrough (F) d. Jacob Mobley (P), 10-6; Finals – Hanley (D) d. Yarbrough (F), 6-1, 6-2.

No. 5 Singles: Rhett Rigsby (D) d. Dakota Parr (P), 10-4; Josh Goode (F) d. Tanner Aldridge (V), 10-6; Finals – Rigsby (D) d. Goode (F), 6-1, 6-2.

No. 6 Singles: Joseph Johnson (P) d. Daniel Slatsky (V), 10-0; Jack Ballard (D) d. Eli Mitchell (F), 11-9; Finals – Ballard (D) d. Johnson (P), 7-6 (7-3), 3-6, 7-5.