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The Logan High School tennis team's state tournament qualifiers. Pictured, from left, Keith Williamson, Hayley Hatfield, Hanna Lester, Lauren Chambers and Jacob Adkins.
The Logan High School tennis team's state tournament qualifiers. Pictured, from left, Keith Williamson, Hayley Hatfield, Hanna Lester, Lauren Chambers and Jacob Adkins.
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The tradition continues for the Logan High School tennis team as the squad qualified in five different seeds at the regional tournament at Ritter Park in Huntington to advance to the state tournament.


In the girls, Lauren Chambers qualified at No. 1 singles, followed by Haley Hatfield and Hanna Lester in the No. 2 girls’ doubles.


Chambers has been the No. 1 seed for the LHS girls tennis team and has competed in the state tournament every season of her high school career.


On the boys’ side it was Keith Williamson qualifiying for state in No. 1 singles and Jacob Adkins qualified in the No. 2 singles. Both together qualified at the No. 1 doubles position.


Williamson, a future Univeristy of Charleston tennis player, has qualified in singles every season of his high school career.


Jacob Adkins lost a heartbreaker in the regional finals against Huntington 9-8 (7-5) in a tiebreaker score. This match lasted nearly two hours in the heat of the day last Friday.


“Most people found out who Jacob Adkins is as he made a name for himself with the passion he shows on the court,” Logan tennis coach Justin Turner said.


Both Williamson and Adkins also advanced to the finals in doubles. After defeating Cabell Midland 9-7 the duo had to play the undefeated Huntington Highlanders. Williamson and Adkins lost 8-3 in the finals but will still will compete in the state tournament this Thursday through Saturday.


This year the Class AAA tennis state tournament will be held at the Charleston Catholic Athletic Complex on Hillcrest Drive. The Class AA/A state tourney will be held in Kanahwa City.


“I am proud of this team,” Coach Turner said. “In the past five years combined we have had 24 qualify for the state tournament and five to sign and play Division II collegiate tennis. We need to keep this trend going.”


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