Riley Collins

Riley Collins, pictured, was selected as the Main Street Preps All-Midstate Girls Tennis Player of the Year. The Ensworth standout went 8-1 on the season in No. 1 singles for 12-2 Ensworth. In addition to taking matches from Brentwood Academy star Payton Tomicheck, Collins and Anna Chambers reached the Division II-AA doubles finals.

Main Street Preps has named its 2020-21 All-Midstate girls tennis team.

See below for superlative honors, the first and second teams, and honorable mention selections.

Player of the Year

Riley Collins (Jr., Ensworth): Collins went 8-1 on the season in No. 1 singles for 12-2 Ensworth. In addition to taking matches from Brentwood Academy star Payton Tomicheck, Collins and Anna Chambers reached the Division II-AA doubles finals.

Player of the Year Runner-Up

Payton Tomichek (Fr., Brentwood Academy): Tomichek went 14-4 playing No. 1 singles as a freshman for the Eagles. She won the Middle Region individual singles title and advanced to the Division II-AA semifinals.

Team of the Year

Franklin: The Admirals enjoyed a breakthrough campaign. Playing in just their second state tournament, they reached the team state finals for the first time in program history before falling to Science Hill.

All-Midstate First Team

Lisa Messier (Jr., Franklin): Messier went 22-0 on the season in No. 1 singles and helped lead Franklin to its first ever state finals.

Anna Chambers (Sr, Ensworth): The undefeated in singles player helped Ensworth finish 12-1. She and Riley Collins were state doubles finalists in Division II-AA.

Grace Stout (So., Ravenwood): One of just two Midstate players to reach the Large School singles state quarterfinals.

Carlie Mitchell (Jr., Harpeth Hall): The No. 12-ranked junior in Tennessee this spring, according to tennisrecruiting.net, Mitchell fell to Tomicheck in the Division II-AA state quarterfinals.

All-Midstate Second Team

Ella Sallee (Jr., CPA): The No. 1 singles standout led CPA to a second-place district finish, third in the region and into the quarterfinals of the state tournament for the first time since 2011. Individually Sallee finished first in district, second in region and fourth at state.

Livi Rothschild (Jr., Merrol Hyde): She went 9-3 in singles, 15-4 overall and was pivotal in Merrol Hyde's Region 5 team championship win.

Ayden Kujawa (Jr., Clarksville Academy): Kujawa and Sallee were the lone Midstate players to reach the Division II-A girls singles semifinals.

Marisa Wirtz (Jr., Station Camp): She and Stout were the only Midstate players to reach the Large School singles quarterfinals.

Honorable mention

Gabby Siew (USN), Meera Boyapati (USN), Aubrey Carper (Brentwood Academy), Cali Smith (Brentwood Academy), Ella Konig (Summertown), Gracie Kelly (Summertown), Morgan Brown (Watertown), Shelby Franklin (FRA), Sophia Cullison (Lipscomb Academy).

Tyler Palmateer covers high school sports for Main Street Nashville. A graduate of Oklahoma State University, Palmateer has covered high school and college sports for nearly a decade. Find him on Twitter @tpalmateer83.

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