Mountain Brook Sweeps AHSAA Class 6A Tennis Championships

MOBILE – At the Mobile Tennis Center, the Mountain Brook Spartans’ girls and boys tennis teams claimed victory in the AHSAA Class 6A state tennis championships, marking a dominant end to the 79th annual event. The path to triumph, however, varied significantly for each team.

The boys’ team showcased an unparalleled performance, winning five out of six singles and all three doubles championships, amassing a total of 84 points. This effort secured them their 28th state title, far ahead of their closest competitors, with Hartselle scoring 39 points for second place, and Spanish Fort close behind with 37 points.

On the girls’ side, the competition was widely contested down to the final matches. Tied at 66 points with St. Paul’s Episcopal after the singles competitions, the outcome of the doubles finals became pivotal. Under the guidance of Coach Susan Farlow, the Lady Spartans clinched the No. 1 and No. 2 doubles titles, narrowly outscoring their rivals and claiming their 33rd state championship, their seventh consecutive victory since 2017, with a final score of 72-69.

St. Paul’s Emma Jane Hamilton rolls to the Class 6A No. 1 singles championship.
(AHSAA PHOTO | David Holtsford)

The championship presented several standout performances. In a surprising turn of events, Emma Jane Hamilton of St. Paul’s ended Mountain Brook senior Pippa Roy’s impressive 35-match unbeaten streak in the semifinals with a 6-1, 6-4 victory, preventing Roy from achieving her fourth consecutive state championship—a feat accomplished by only six other female players in AHSAA history. Nonetheless, Hamilton went on to secure the No. 1 singles title against Jaedyn Martin of Madison Academy with a score of 6-3, 6-3.

Undeterred, Roy, alongside Annie Lacey, showcased resilience in the No. 1 doubles, overcoming Hamilton and her partner in the semifinals before outplaying McGill-Toolen Catholic’s pair in the finals, marking Roy’s fourth No. 1 doubles title. Other notable wins for Mountain Brook included Ann Royal Goodson in No. 3 singles, Mae Mae Lacey in No. 5, and Mary Jackson Darnall in No. 6. St. Paul’s secured victories in the No. 2 and No. 4 singles through Grace Swain and Pearce Graf, respectively.

Trinity’s James Treadwell claims the 6A No. 1 singles championship and teams with
his brother Samuel to record their 102th career doubles win. (AHSAA Photo | David Holtsford)

The boys’ team also highlighted strong individual achievements. Luke Schwefler defeated Hartselle’s Reid Collins in the boys’ No. 1 singles final with a decisive 6-1, 6-1, earning his fourth state title. Schwefler continued his winning streak, capturing the No. 1 doubles alongside Max Gaydosh.

Trinity Presbyterian’s Samuel and James Treadwell made impressive strides in the tournament, both reaching their 100th career high school win and, together, their 100th career doubles win. James Treadwell also stood out by winning the No. 2 singles title, facing off against Mountain Brook’s Thomas Austin in a challenging match that ended 6-7 (4), 6-4, 10-5. Their achievements highlighted the brothers’ unbeaten regular-season record over the last two years.

This year’s Alabama state tennis championships not only celebrated the dominant victories of the Mountain Brook Spartans but also underscored the high level of competition and sportsmanship among the participating schools.

Mountain Brook senior Pippa Roy teams with Mae Lacey for their third straight Class 6A No. 1 doubles title. (AHSAA PHOTO | David Holtsford)



Friday’s Results

Class 6A BOYS   

Boys’ Team Scoring
Mountain Brook – 84
Hartselle – 39
Spanish Fort – 37
Northridge – 30
Trinity Presbyterian – 28
Briarwood Christian – 23
St. Paul’s Episcopal – 20
Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa – 16
McGill-Toolen Catholic – 14
Muscle Shoals – 13
Gardendale – 11
Mortimer Jordan – 10
Decatur – 4
Fort Payne – 2
Hazel Green – 2
Pell City – 2

Friday’s Championship Match Results
No. 1: 
Luke Schwefler, Mtn Brook d. Reid Collins, Hartselle, 6-1, 6-1
No. 2: 
James Treadwell, Trinity d. Thomas Austin, Mtn. Brook, 6-7 (4), 6-4, 10-5
No. 3: 
Guy Mitchell, Mtn. Brook d. J.C. Foster, Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa, 6-1, 6-1
No. 4: 
Max Gayden, Mtn. Brook d. Nash Thoms, Spanish Fort, 6-3, 6-2
No. 5: 
Hews Goodson, Mtn. Brook d. Lanny Wang, Spanish Fort, 6-2, 6-2
No. 6: 
George Dumas, Mtn. Brook d. Drew Claytor, Northridge, 601, 6-1

Friday’s Championship Match Results
No. 1: 
Max Gaydosh/Luke Schwefler, Mtn Brook d. Samuel Treadwell/James Treadwell, Trinity, 6-2, 6-1
No. 2: 
Guy Mitchell/Thomas Austin, Mtn. Brook d. Jack Miller/Nash Thomas, Spanish Fort. 6-1, 6-1
No. 3: 
Hews Goodson/George Dumas, Mtn. Brook d. Marc Cera/Zeke Priola, Hartselle, 6-1, 6-1

Class 6A Girls

Team Scoring
Mountain Brook – 72
St. Paul’s Episcopal – 69
Northridge –  33
Hartselle – 30
McGill-Toolen  Catholic – 29
Muscle Shoals – 25
Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa – 20
Trinity Presbyterian – 16
Pell City – 15
Cullman – 13
Madison Academy – 10
Fort Payne – 9
Gardendale – 6
Briarwood Christian – 6
Pike Road – 4
Spanish Fort – 2        

Friday’s Championship Match Results
No. 1: 
Emma Jane Hamilton, St. Paul’s d. Jaedyn Martin, Madison Ac., 6-3, 6-3
No. 2: 
Grace Swain, St. Paul’s d. Annie Lacey, Mtn. Brook, 6-3, 6-0
No. 3: 
Ann Royal Goodson, Mtn. Brook d. Emme Clement, St. Paul’s, 6-1, 6-3
No. 4: 
Pearce Graf, St. Paul’s d. Mary Neale Polk, Mtn. Brook, 6-2, 5-7, 10-3
No. 5: 
Me Mae Lacey, Mtn. Brook d. Livy Ferguson, St. Paul’s, 6-2, 6-0
No. 6: 
Mary Jackson Darnall, Mtn. Brook d. Miller McLeod, Hartselle, 6-3, 6-1
Friday’s Championship Match Results
No. 1: Pippa Roy/Annie Lacey, Mtn Brook d. Juliet Galla/Clare LaCour, McGill-Toolen, 6-1, 6-0

No. 2: Ann Coleman/Mae Mae Lacey, Mtn. Brook d. Kate Thom/Alexandra Salekin, Northridge, 6-2, 2-6, 13-11
No. 3: Livy Ferguson/Martha Teague, St. Paul’s d. Isabella Gautney/Carmen Williams, Muscle Shoals, 6-4, 6-1

Cover Photo: Mountain Brook’s Luke Schwefler wins his second Class 6A No. 1 singles title and 4th state crown overall. (AHSAA Photo | David Holtsford)

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