2021 Spring Fling Day 2: Austin-East, Gatlinburg-Pittman set for rematch in state championship

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — Three Knoxville-area high school baseball teams are looking to keep their winning ways going and some tennis teams are looking to bring home some gold Wednesday.

Class AAA perennial power Farragut defeated McMinn County 8-0 Tuesday and faces Hardin County at 1:30 p.m. EST Wednesday. McMinn County is looking to stave off elimination against Clarksville.

In Class AA Pigeon Forge and Gibbs earned wins. Pigeon Forge defeated Ripley 4-0 and faces Nolensville at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday. Gibbs defeated Watertown 4-3 and faces Covington also at 1:30 p.m.

In Division II Class A, CAK defeated Tipton-Rosemark 5-1 and faces CPA on Wednesday for a spot in the semifinals.


Gibbs and Farragut softball also got off to great starts.

The Gibbs Lady Eagles defeated Greenbrier 6-0 and face Forrest at 5 p.m. in Class AA. Union County fell to Red Bank, 6-2. They will look to stay alive in the state tournament in a game against Sequatchie County.

The Farragut Lady Admirals defeated Dickson County 3-1 Tuesday and are facing Coffee County in a Wednesday morning matchup for a spot in the Class AAA semifinals.


It will be a regional rematch in Class A for the state soccer title, after Austin-East defeated Merrol Hyde 1-0, and Gatlinburg-Pittman beat Signal Mountain 2-1.

Austin-East and Gatlinburg-Pittman won convincingly in their openers against Gibson County, 8-0, and Memphis East, 9-0, respectively.

Sevier County won its tough opener, 3-2, against Murfreesboro Central in Class AA. They face Dyersburg in a primetime matchup at 8 p.m. The winner of that game will face the winner of the Page-Greeneville match on Friday.

In Class AAA, Bearden was able to get by Collierville in extra time 1-0. The Bulldogs face Franklin at 7:30 p.m. for a spot in the final. Rival Farragut had its season come to an end against Oakland 5-2.

Division II play starts today with the semifinals. Knoxville Webb faces CPA at 5:30 p.m.


In boys team tennis, Webb defeated St. George’s 4-2 to advance to the Division II Class A final against CPA. In Division I Class A, L&N Stem Academy lost to Merrol Hyde, 4-1.

On the girls’ side, L&N Stem fell to Summertown, 4-1 in Division I Class A.

CAK was able to defeat Lausanne 4-1 in Division II Class A. They will face University School-Jackson in the title game Wednesday morning. USJ defeated Webb 4-1.

In Division II Class AA Catholic defeated Brentwood Academy 4-0 Tuesday and defeated Chattanooga Baylor, 4-2, for the state title Wednesday.

The Irish won the double’s point to begin the team match. Maeve Thornton and Georgia “Gigi: Sompayrac won 8-4 in the No. 1 position and Camilla Thurman and Anne Harris won 8-7 (4) in the No. 3 match to earn a point.

Thornton defeated Adga Laakso 6-2, 6-0 in the top singles draw. Vivan Schroeder defeated Gabby Czarnecki 5-7, 6-4, 6-2 and Camilla Thurman defeated Camilla Thurman 6-2, 7-6 (5) to secure the victory for Catholic.

Sompayrac and Anne Harris lost in tough singles matches.

Catholic’s Eleni Liakonis was leading her match but did not finish once the match was in hand.

Individual singles and doubles play begins Thursday.

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