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’24 All-County Tennis

Donoho’s Blair Kitchen is the 2024 East Alabama Sports Today All-Calhoun County player of the year for girls’ tennis, and Oxford’s Kai McEwen takes top honors on the boys’ side. Both won their courts at the Red Wilder Invitational, the de facto county tournament. Kitchen went unbeaten during the regular season and sectional, her lone loss coming in the state Class 4A-5A No. 2 singles final. McEwen was 9-1 in singles and 5-3 in doubles matches in the regular season and won the No. 1 singles court in the Class 6A, Section 3.
Donoho’s Blair Kitchen is the 2024 East Alabama Sports Today All-Calhoun County player of the year for girls’ tennis, and Oxford’s Kai McEwen takes top honors on the boys’ side. Both won their courts at the Red Wilder Invitational, the de facto county tournament. Kitchen went unbeaten during the regular season and sectional, her lone loss coming in the state Class 4A-5A No. 2 singles final. McEwen was 9-1 in singles and 5-3 in doubles matches in the regular season and won the No. 1 singles court in the Class 6A, Section 3.

Calhoun County, AL – Donoho’s Kitchen, Alderman and Oxford’s McEwen take top honors in 2024 East Alabama Sports Today All-Calhoun County tennis team.

Editor’s note: Reflects court champions and runners up from the Red Wilder Invitational, the de facto Calhoun County tournament.

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Coach of the year

Kristie Alderman, Donoho.

Girls

PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Blair Kitchen, Donoho.

NO. 1 DOUBLES
Champion
: Blair Kitchen/Avery Barnett (Donoho)
Runner up: Claire Maniscalco/Charlie Lambert (Oxford)

NO. 2 DOUBLES
Champion
: Anne Marie Harris/Elizabeth Downey (Donoho)
Runner up: Cora Benoit/Penelope Fourquet (Jacksonville)

NO. 3 DOUBLES
Champion: Natalie Rodgers/Claire Tollison (Donoho)
Runner up: Autumn Furtick/Jocelyn Prince (Oxford)

NO. 1 SINGLES
Champion: Claire Maniscalco (Oxford)
Runner up: Anne Marie Harris (Donoho)

NO. 2 SINGLES
Champion: Blair Kitchen (Donoho)
Runner up: Charlie Lambert (Oxford)

NO. 3 SINGLES
Champion: Avery Barnett (Donoho)
Runner up: Macy Pugh (Oxford)

NO. 4 SINGLES
Champion: Natalie Rodgers (Donoho)
Runner up: Cora Benoit (Jacksonville)

NO. 5 SINGLES
Champion: Elizabeth Downey (Donoho)
Runner up: Autumn Furtick (Oxford)

NO. 6 SINGLES
Champion: Claire Tollison (Donoho)
Runner up: Mady Penny (Jacksonville)

Donoho’s Blair Kitchen is the 2024 East Alabama Sports Today All-Calhoun County player of the year for girls’ tennis, and Oxford’s Kai McEwen takes top honors on the boys’ side. Both won their courts at the Red Wilder Invitational, the de facto county tournament. Kitchen went unbeaten during the regular season and sectional, her lone loss coming in the state Class 4A-5A No. 2 singles final. McEwen was 9-1 in singles and 5-3 in doubles matches in the regular season and won the No. 1 singles court in the Class 6A, Section 3.
Donoho’s Blair Kitchen is the 2024 East Alabama Sports Today All-Calhoun County player of the year for girls’ tennis, and Oxford’s Kai McEwen takes top honors on the boys’ side. Both won their courts at the Red Wilder Invitational, the de facto county tournament. Kitchen went unbeaten during the regular season and sectional, her lone loss coming in the state Class 4A-5A No. 2 singles final. McEwen was 9-1 in singles and 5-3 in doubles matches in the regular season and won the No. 1 singles court in the Class 6A, Section 3.

Boys

PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Kai McEwen, Oxford

NO. 1 DOUBLES
Champion: Zach Cater/Rishi Reddy (Donoho)
Runner up: Kai McEwen/Noah White (Oxford)

NO. 2 DOUBLES
Champion: Walker Bodiford/Foster Payton (Donoho)
Runner up: Lucas Somers/Wrigley Taylor (Oxford)

NO. 3 DOUBLES
Champion: Ethan Crawford/Trey Alexander (Donoho)
Runner up: Payton Butterworth/Cooper Mitchell (Oxford)

NO. 1 SINGLES
Champion: Kai McEwen (Oxford)
Runner up: Zach Cater (Donoho)

NO. 2 SINGLES
Champion: Rishi Reddy (Donoho)
Runner up: Lucas Somers (Oxford)

NO. 3 SINGLES
Champion: Foster Payton (Donoho)
Runner up: Payton Butterworth (Oxford)

NO. 4 SINGLES
Champion: Trey Alexander (Donoho)
Runner up: Noah White (Oxford)

NO. 5 SINGLES
Champion: Ethan Crawford (Donoho)
Runner up: Wrigley Taylor (Oxford)

NO. 6 SINGLES
Champion: Walker Bodiford (Donoho)
Runner up: Cooper Mitchell (Oxford)

Kristie Alderman is the 2024 East Alabama Sports Today All-Calhoun County coach of the year for tennis. Donoho won girls’ and boys ‘ team titles at the Red Wilder Invitational, and the girls advanced to the Class 4A-5A state tournament. (Submitted photo)

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