2018 Boys Tennis Finalists
Cape Central, Junior
The Tigersí No. 1 player posted an 11-11 singles record and advanced to the Class 2 sectional tournament. He also finished second in Class 2 District 1 singles and fourth in the SEMO Conference singles tournament. In doubles, he and partner Miguel Cardenal won the Poplar Bluff Invitational even and went 3-0 while helping Central to a team win at its own Cape Girardeau Central Team Doubles Invitational.
The Bearcats junior played as his teamís No. 1 throughout the year, carrying a load both in singles and doubles action. In the former, he finished third in the SEMO Conference singles tournament. In the latter, he qualified for the Class 1 state tournament (alongside partner Nate Gargas) and finished second in the district doubles competition.
Poplar Bluff, Junior
The Mulesí No. 1 worked to carry the torch for a program thatís had plenty of recent success on the tennis court. Stewart did so by taking home a Class 2 District 1 singles title. He also advanced to the Class 2 sectional singles tournament and finishing as runner-up in the SEMO Conference singles tourney.
Johnson closed out his Bulldogs court career in style, lifting multiple trophies. The senior won the Class 1 District 1 singles championship as well as the SEMO Conference singles tournament title. Johnson qualified for the state tournament, where he went 1-2.
Playing as Sikestonís No. 2 behind Johnson, Chinwuko put together a strong campaign of his own, where he joined his teammate as a state qualifier, going 1-2 at the Class 1 event. All in all, a strong season to build on for a sophomore.