West Jessamine senior Zach Meikle advanced as far as the round of 16 at the 2012 KHSAA state tennis tournament last week.
Meikle defeated Chase Waddell (Raceland) 6-1, 6-2 in the first round and handled Daniel Lineberry (Atherton) 6-2, 6-4 in the second round.
In the round of 16, Meikle faced No. 1 seed Beck Pennington. Pennington dismissed Meikle 6-1, 6-0 and later made it to the finals.
Following the tournament, Meikle was named to the all-state tennis team. He was also named all-region and won the 11th Region USTA Kentucky Sportsmanship Award.