Brazos Valley Claims Pair of UIL State Tennis Titles

By: KBTX Sports Email
By: KBTX Sports Email

COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- The University Interscholastic League crowned 12 state tennis champions on Tuesday at the Mitchell Tennis Center on the Texas A&M campus. College Station's Nick Bradham won the 3A Boys' Singles Championship with a 6-2, 4-6, 6-4 win over Robinson's Jacob Wingate. Franklin's Carrie Casey successfully defended her 2A Girls' Singles Championship with a 6-2, 6-0 win over Jaycie Talbot of Rogers.

It's the first state tennis title for College Station High School and as a sophomore Bradham will have two more years to win a state championship. It will be tougher next year as the Cougars move up to Class 5A.

For Casey it is her 4th state tennis championship. She won two as a doubles player with her sister Kayla. She won the last two playing singles. Casey has two older sisters who also won state championships and her mom won state while attending Franklin High School. To date, the Casey family has won 12 state tennis championships.

Not only did the Casey family see their state championship collection grow, but Carrie's state championship extends Franklin string of winning tennis gold medals to 10 straight years.

Casey will continue her tennis career at Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls.

Nick Bradham ready to receive a serve

College Sation's Nick Bradham preparing to serve in 3A State Championship Match

Nick and Jacob at the net after Bradham won 6-2, 4-6, 6-4

Nicks' Mom recording the moment he won the 3A Boys' Singles State Championship

Nick gets a hug from his dad after winning state

Nick congratulated by his buddies after winning College Station's first tennis state championship

College Station Athletic Coordinator Steve Huff applauding during today's match

College Station's Nick Bradham with his folks after winning UIL 3A Singles Title

Nick with his coach

Jacob Wingate serving against Nick Bradham

Jacob with his Robinson coaches

Robinson's Jacob Wingate with his family

Robinson's Jacob Wingate claims 2nd place

Franklin fans clapping

Franklin's Carrie Casey receiving serve

Carrie Casey ready to serve

Carrie Casey & Jaycie Talbot at the net

Carrie Casey and Coach Joe Hedrick Jr with trophy

Carrie Casey shows off her 4th gold medal (2 doubles, 2 singles)

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