"I was happy to get to the finals at regionals, the region was pretty good this year," Jones said. "I'd never beaten (Martinsburg's Rittawat) Siripool, but he got beat before I faced him. Getting the region title made me realize I could go really far."
Jones relies on a solid all-around game, and believes with a little work he can be even better for his senior season.
"I do a lot of everything. Sometimes I use a big serve, sometimes I kick it in and volley, and I can stay on the baseline," Jones said. "My forehand's the bigger shot, the backhand I'm working on right now."
Joining Jones on The Herald-Mail All-Area Boys Tennis team:
Alex Persinger, North Hagerstown -- The senior finished 14-4 at No. 1 singles, won the Washington County Tournament title and finished third in Region 1.
Brice Barker, Jefferson -- The senior went 21-8 at No. 1 singles and finished third in the regional tournament, leading the Cougars to an undefeated dual-meet season.
Rittawat Sirapool, Martinsburg -- Siripool beat Jones twice during the regular season and anchored the Bulldogs from his No. 1 singles spot.
Kent Thomas, Jefferson -- The senior went 27-2 at No. 2 singles, won the regional title and teamed with Barker to go 27-3 at No. 1 doubles and reached the state quarterfinals.
Adam Wennick, Chambersburg -- The junior went 8-3 and won the Mid-Penn Tournament at No. 2 singles.
2009 Tri-State Tennis Records
(Records at or above .500)
No. 1 singles
Brice Barker, Jefferson 21-8
Jacob Jones, Washington 20-8
Alex Persinger, North 14-4
Mason Walling, Hedgesville 15-10
Keith Welch, Boonsboro 10-8
No. 2 singles
Kent Thomas, Jefferson 27-2
Adam Wennick, Chambersburg 8-3
Christian Ernst, Clear Spring 8-7
No. 3 singles
David Leonard, Jefferson 25-3
Max Agbayani, Goretti 10-3
Ben Gayman, Chambersburg 5-5
No. 4 singles
Trenton Stemple, Jefferson 26-2
No. 1 doubles
Bryce Barker/Kent Thomas, Jefferson 27-3
Charlie Brasher/Allen Sandberg, North 15-4
T.J. Socks/Brandon Grimm, Clear Spring 12-6
No. 2 doubles
David Leonard/Trenton Stemple, Jefferson 25-3
Greg Harrison/Eric Harrison, North 14-2
Jason Cornell/Seth Gilbert, James Buchanan 7-2
Sam Myers/Gavin Myers, Clear Spring 10-3
Max Agbayani/Tyler Shaper, Goretti 8-4
No. 3 doubles
Faris Khan/Kyle Ransom, Jefferson 26-3
Tyler Brown/Danny Mott, Clear Spring 9-4