Elizabethtown sophomore Jai Garris picked up a pair of championships Sunday at the 15th annual State Farm E’town Tennis Open at the Freeman Lake Tennis Complex.

Garris first paired with Grayson County’s Owen Brown to defeat Elizabethtown seniors Matthew Smith and Abby Henson, 6-4, 6-1 in the Mixed 18 Doubles and then sprinted past Grayson’s Maria Hayes, 6-1, 6-1 to claim the Girls 18 Singles title.

Elizabethtown’s Stuart Jones and Camden Jones knocked off Louisville’s Toby and Randall Clark, 6-4, 7-6 (5) to win the Men’s B Doubles trophy. Jones and Jones beat V Barnes and Matthew Barnes in the semifinals.

In the longest match of the day, Zach Patterson and Rachel Warden outlasted Van Patterson and Amanda Patterson, 7-5, 4-6, 11-9 to capture the Mixed Doubles B championship.

Rineyville’s Susan Simmons also won a pair of doubles titles, teaming with Elizabethtown’s Joe Reed to win the Mixed Open, and with Elizabethtown’s Jennifer Corbin to win the Women’s Open.

Three championship matches did not finish because of a late afternoon storm — Boys’ 18 Singles and Doubles and Men’s 40 Singles.



12 Singles

Ben Hanson, Elizabethtown d. Nathaniel Hill, Corbin, 6-4, 6-3

15 Singles

Mason Baldwin, Elizabethtown d. Owen Willoughby, Liberty, 6-0, 6-0

18 Singles

Christopher Kaufmann, Louisville, vs. Owen Brown, Clarkson, DNF due to rain

18 Doubles

Christopher Kaufmann, Louisville and Rowan McCollum, Louisville vs. Jordan Cordery, Prospect, and Matthew Thomas, Crestwood, DNF due to rain


12 Singles

Isabella Lopez, London, d. Clare Riney, Rineyville, 6-4, 6-2

15 Singles

Meredith Riley, South Point, Ohio, d. Rachel Bell, Elizabethtown, 6-1, 6-0

18 Singles

Jai Garris, Elizabethtown, d. Maria Hayes, Grayson, 6-1, 6-1

18 Doubles

Konnor Gallagher, Edmonton, and Ainsley Stobaugh, Bowling Green, d. Addison Sutton, Vine Grove, and Annie Yates, Elizabethtown, 6-4, 7-5


Open Singles

Alex Spalding, Lebanon, d. Noah Swencki, Lebanon, 6-4, 6-3

B Singles

Omar Qurram, Glen Ellyn, Ill., d. Jackson Gillock, Elizabethtown, 6-3, 6-2

C Singles

(Round Robin)

Josh Lally, Elizabethtown, d. Myron Henderson, Rineyville, 6-2, 6-3; and d. Zachary Turner, Glasgow, 6-3, 6-0; Henderson d. Turner, 6-2, 6-1.

40 Singles

Joe Reed, Elizabethtown, vs. Toby Clark, Louisville, DNF due to rain

Open Doubles

Alex Spalding, Lebanon, and Noah Swencki, Lebanon, d. Daryl McGill, Louisville, and Orleigh Suazo, Louisville, 6-2, 6-2

B Doubles

Stuart Jones, Elizabethtown, and Camden Jones, Elizabethtown, d. Toby Clark, Louisville, and Randall Clark, Louisville, 6-4, 7-6 (7-5)

40 Doubles

Michael Eden, Nicholasville, and Kyle Macy, Lexington, d. Jaxon Grover, Franklin, and Brad Hales, Bowling Green, 7-5 (7-5), 6-1


B Singles

Vemihan Qaisi, Elizabethtown, d. Amber Wolf, Shepherdsville, 6-0. 6-0

Open Doubles

Jennifer Corbin, Elizabethtown, and Susan Simmons, Rineyville, d. Cheryl Hensel, Glasgow, and Trina Rickard, Glasgow, 6-1, 6-2

B Doubles

Gail James, Elizabethtown, and Vemihan Qaisi, Elizabethtown, d. Shannon Anderson, Elizabethtown, and Jennifer Lally, Elizabethtown, 6-2, 6-2



Joe Reed, Elizabethtown, and Susan Simmons, Rineyville, d. Kristen Brannon, Louisville, and Daryl McGill, Louisville, 6-1, 6-1


Owen Brown, Clarkson, and Jai Garris, Elizabethtown, d. Matthew Smith, Elizabethtown, and Abby Henson, Elizabethtown, 6-4, 6-1


Zach Patterson, Elizabethtown, and Rachel Warden, St. Pete Beach, Fl., d. Amanda Patterson, Rineyville, and Van Patterson, Rineyville, 7-5, 4-6, 11-9

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