By Tom Wood / For The News Sentinel
MURFREESBORO — As a child of the 1970s, Lipscomb Academy boys tennis coach Lynn Griffith had the perfect response to the Mustangs’ first state team championship in 44 years.
“This is cool, man, this is cool,” Griffith, 62, said after Lipscomb’s 4-2 victory over Christian Academy of Knoxville in the Class A-AA finals Wednesday at Old Fort Park.
Griffith was a senior at Chattanooga Tyner in 1972 when Lipscomb Academy — then David Lipscomb — won the team title.
“Lipscomb had a great program that year,” Griffith said. “Gary Dunn and Gary Jerkins were the primary players. To bring Lipscomb another state championship, it’s just cool.”
CAK’s last title came in 2013. Coach Travis Fields called it a learning experience.
“I thought we played really well. You’ve got to give credit to Lipscomb,” Fields said. “It was just a few points here and there that separated those two teams. We did the best we could. We’ll come back next year and learn from it. I’m proud of the guys.”
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