LOGAN - When the Class AA-A Region IV Tennis Tournament opens today (Thursday) at Logan High School, Coach Sam Hilton’s Ravenswood racketeers will have seven singles’ players and all six doubles teams seeded in the Top 4 respectively—with four No. 1 seeds. The regional tournament runs through Saturday.

It’s a new region for Ravenswood in 2017 with competition coming from Chapmanville Regional, Lincoln County, Logan, Mingo Central, Pt. Pleasant, Nitro, Poca, Scott, Sherman, Sissonville, St. Joseph, Tug Valley, Wahama and Winfield.

St. Joseph is defending 2016 AA-A state girls’ tennis champions, and Wnfield, formerly AAA, will also pose a tough challenge for qualifying for next week’s AA-A State Tennis Tournament at the Charleston Catholic Athletic Facility (Thursday and Friday) with finals at the Kanawha City Community Tennis Center on Saturday.

Ravenswood’s girls won the regional tournament at Fairmont in 2016, while the boys finished as regional runners-up. Both teams placed fifth at the state tournament.

At the 2017 AA-A Region IV Tournament: 

Boys Singles

No. 1 Max Hilton (12-0 region, 14-1 overall) is seeded No. 1. Hilton was a 2016 regional champion, a state semifinalist and an All-State honoree. The top four regional placers will advance to next week’s state tournament.

No. 2 Nick Williams (12-0, 14-1) is seeded No. 1. Williams was a 2016 regional champion and state quarterfinalist, suffering an injury in warmup at Kanawha City prior to his opening state tournament match that derailed his potential run. The top three regional placers will advance to the state tournament.

No. 3 Cody Williams (11-1, 12-3) is seeded No. 3. The top two regional finishers will advance to the state tournament.

No, 4 Ethan Rawson (11-1, 13-2) is seeded No. 2. Only the regional champion will advance to the state tournament.

 

Boys Doubles

No. 1 Max Hilton and Nick Williams (12-0, 14-0) are seeded No. 1. They were 2016 regional champions and state tournament runners-up. The top three regional doubles teams will advance to the state tournament.

No. 2 Cody Williams and Ethan Rawson (11-1, 13-2) are seeded No. 2. The top two regional doubles teams will advance to the state tournament.

No. 3 Jake Howard and Luke Radabaugh (12-0, 14-1) are seeded No. 1. Only the regional champions will advance to the state tournament.

 

Girls Singles

No. 1 Grace Weekley (9-3, 11-4) is seeded No. 3. Weekley was 2016 regional champion and a state semifinalist. The top four regional placers will advance to the state tournament.

No. 2 Erin Burks (6-6, 8-7) is unseeded for the regional tournament.The top three regional placers will advance to the state tournament.

No. 3 Molly McCutcheon (10-2, 13-2) is seeded No. 2. The top two regional finishers will advance to the state tournament.

No, 4 Tana Phillips (9-3, 12-3) is seeded No. 3. Only the regional champion will advance to the state tournament.

 

Girls Doubles

No. 1 Grace Weekley and Erin Burks (7-5, 9-6) are seeded No. 4. They were 2016 regional champions and state tournament semifinalists. The top three regional doubles teams will advance to the state tournament.

No. 2 Molly McCutcheon and Tana Phillips (10-2, 13-2) are seeded No. 2. They were 2016 regional runners-up and state tournament semifinalists. The top two regional doubles teams will advance to the state tournament.

No. 3 Jillian Throneberry and Cheyenne Curtis (10-2, 13-2) are seeded No. 3. Only the regional champions will advance to the state tournament.