Tigers Double Up On Doubles Honors
December 27, 2011
BENTONVILLE TEAMS SPLIT CHAMPIONSHIPS IN 7A-WEST, CLASS 7A STATE TITLE MATCH
Boys doubles became a real double treat this season for Bentonville’s Paul Pautsch.
ZACH ELLIS AND JORDAN SHEPPARD
CLASS: Ellis is a senior; Sheppard is a junior.
HEIGHT: Ellis is 5-9, Sheppard is 6-2
NOTABLE: Won the 7A-West Conference and Class 7A state titles this season. ... Finished second in the overall tournament. ... Ellis claimed his third straight state title with as many partners. ... Sat out a majority of the season last year because of injury, then focused on singles play before teaming with Ellis.
KEVIN MORRIS AND MATT TABLER
CLASS: Both are seniors
HEIGHT: Tabler 6-0; Morris 5-11
NOTABLE: Won the state overall championship after finishing second in the Class 7A state tournament and third in the 7A-West Conference tournament. ... Tabler teamed with Zach Ellis to win the Class 7A state title in 2009, while Morris teamed with Ellis and won the Class 7A state title in 2010.
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