SINGLES PLAYER OF THE YEAR
School Rogers High
The Scoop Went undefeated as a singles player this season as a sophomore. ....Won 6A-West, Class 6A, and Overall state tournaments. .... Led Rogers to Class 6A state championship .... Nationally ranked and rated No. 1 singles player in Arkansas by Tennisrecruiting.net. .... Spent a year being homeschooled in Florida before returning to his hometown of Rogers.
Did You Know? Matthews enjoys running, especially the 800 and mile in cross country.
Quotable "I've been playing competitive tennis for a long time, so I wasn't surprised I did well as a sophomore playing varsity. Winning state with my teammates at Rogers was the highlight for me."
DOUBLES TEAM OF THE YEAR
School Springdale Har-Ber
The Scoop Three-time all-state player who won state championships in 2019 and 2020. .... Won 6A-West Conference, 6A state, and Overall doubles championship with his brother, Carter Swope, in 2020. .... Team captain as a senior for Springdale Har-Ber. ... Compiled undefeated conference seasons in 2018, 2019, and 2020.
Did You Know? Hayden Swope finished as state runner-up with Conor Claridy, his former doubles partner, in 2019.
Quotable "When I look back on this year, I'll remember about how great a team we were. From Day 1, Carter and I were always focused on working together and it was so exciting when we were able to accomplish our goals."
School Springdale Har-Ber
The Scoop Won conference, state and overall doubles championships as a freshman with his older brother, Hayden Swope. .... Selected All-State. .... Went undefeated in conference play.
Did You Know? Carter played on the same team as his brother, Hayden, this year for the first time.
Quotable "I didn't want to let (Hayden) down. I stayed calm and played my best and it turned out really well."
All-State Boys Tennis
Singles Isaiah Bordador, Little Rock Catholic; Harrison Cook, Little Rock Catholic; Jake Maxson, Little Rock Central; Collin Matthews, Rogers
Doubles Vikram Balaskarn-Nikky Simpson, Bentonville; Stefan Tudoreanu-Alex Wells, Little Rock Central; Hayden Swope-Carter Swope, Springdale Har-Ber; Nick Fulton-Cooper Gommel, Rogers
Singles Thomas Morgan, Batesville; Joseph Patton, Jonesboro; Ben Hollis, Hot Springs Lakeside; Maanav Patel, Van Buren
Doubles J.J. Acosta-Jonathan Mitchell, Greenwood; Carson Fowler-Win Gibson, Jonesboro; Ethan Richardson-Ryan Rouse, Jonesboro; Greyson Cornelison-Walker Wood, Hot Springs Lakeside
Singles Toby Gotte, Highland; Brandon Nguyen, Pulaski Academy; Anthony Tran, Pulaski Academy; Bradley Neil, Shiloh Christian
Doubles Colson McKinney-Ross Womack, Arkadelphia; Taylor Raabe-Connor Sharpe, Farmington; Noah Becker-Nate Byrd, Pulaski Academy; Jack Lewis-Jake Rogers, Pulaski Academy
Singles Miles Caldwell, Central Arkansas Christian; Ryan Webb, Clinton; Keeton Dassinger, Episcopal Collegiate; Savan Cashman, Hass Hall-Fayetteville
Doubles Hunter Kersten-Logan Kersten, Atkins; Charlie Brandom-Teddy Jones, Episcopal Collegiate; Ryan McGaha-Andrew Ross, Harding; Brandon Palmer-Shawn Hudson Seegraves, Piggott
Singles Graham Hardin, Haas Hall-Bentonville; Andrew Schweitzer, Haas Hall-Bentonville; Jackson Dixon, Parkers Chapel; Owen Kohler, The New School
Doubles Elliott Gainey-Lawton Summerlin, Conway Christian; Spencer Frisby-Austin Looney, Parkers Chapel; Zack Birmingham-Jared Cothren, Greers Ferry Westside; Travis Gentry-Ashton Klepko, Greers Ferry Westside