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Heritage School girls earn region titles


  • By The Newnan Times-Herald
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  • Apr. 14, 2018 - 3:58 PM

The Heritage School’s girls tennis team produced Region 1-AAA individual titles in both singles and doubles at this year’s postseason tournament.

Eighth grader Cameron Rogin captured this year’s singles title and seniors Jewell Burson and Olivia Gentry teamed for top honors among three sets of Lady Hawks doubles teams that will be moving on to respective GISA individual and team state tournaments.

Also advancing for Heritage’s girls were freshman Catharine Williams and sophomore Katherine Thomas, who also advanced to the doubles final while facing their teammates.

Lady Hawks seniors Sarah Scoggins and Katherine Thomas also combined to finish fourth in doubles while advancing to the state tournament.

Heritage’s girls advance to the GISA State Team Tournament in Macon on April 24.

In boys play, senior Mitchell NeSmith qualified for the GISA Individual State Tournament with a fourth-place finish.

The Hawks’ doubles team of junior Addy Williams and sophomore Peter Martinez also qualified for state while finishing fourth.

The GISA State Individual Tournament will be held Monday and Tuesday at the John Drew Tennis Center in Macon.

LADY INDIANS CLINCH HOME COURT FOR FIRST ROUND OF STATE PLAYOFFS

East Coweta’s girls tennis team finished as this year’s Region 2-7A runner- up during postseason tournament play on Wednesday at the Summit YMCA.

Olivia Gentry and Jewell Burson teamed to win the GISA Region 1-AAA doubles title.

The Lady Indians will host Colquitt County, the No. 3 seed from Region 1-7A, on Thursday at 3 p.m.

Newnan boys and girls lineups placed third and fourth, respectively, at the 2-7A tournament, with boys teams playing at SummerGrove.

The Cougars travel to Lowndes, while the Lady Cougars will make a trip to Camden County.

East Coweta’s boys finished fourth and will also face Region 1-7A champion Camden in the first round of the state tournament.

NORTHGATE LINEUPS FINISH FOURTH IN REGION 5-6A

Northgate tennis teams will advance to the Class 6A state tournaments as No. 4 seeds from Region 5-6A.

This year’s tournament included a pair of tough 3-2 losses for each lineup. The Vikings came up just short against both Alexander and South Paulding, while Douglas County and Alexander escaped with wins over the Lady Vikings.