Local tennis teams headed to final round of state tournaments

The Bainbridge High School Girls' tennis team has advanced to the Final Four of the Georgia AAAAA State Tennis Tournament. | Photo by Sydnee Burke, Facebook

The Seminole County (Ga.) Indians’ boys tennis team defeated Commerce in Northeast Georgia on Friday, April 26. The Donalsonville boys will advance to the championship of the state tennis tournament, which will be held at Berry College in Rome, Ga., on May 4.

According to the Donalsonville News, the Seminole Indian boys earlier defeated Irwin County, 3 matches to 1, to reach the Final Four.

Advancing to the Final Four, in the AAAAA classification, are the Bainbridge High School Bearcats’ girls tennis team, which will host Kell High School in the semifinal round. Matches will be played in Bainbridge, date and time to be announced. Coach Amy Thomas said the matches may be played on Monday, April 29.

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The Bainbridge High School boys’ tennis team advanced to the Sweet 16 round, where they fell to Wayne County, in Bainbridge.

Last but not least, the Miller County Pirates’ girls tennis team is also advancing to the Final Four round in the A classification. They will travel to Commerce, Ga. by April 30.

Tickets to the state championship round (for all classifications) are $5. View the schedule and venue information at the GHSA website.

The Bainbridge High School boys and girls teams were both 2019 region champions in Georgia Region 1-AAAAA. | Photo by Sydnee Burke, Facebook

Grace Christian Academy tennis team also excelled this year

Sowegalive is a big supporter of all Southwest Georgia teams, public and private schools, so we would be remiss without mentioning the success of the Grace Christian Academy boys’ and girls’ tennis teams.

The GCA Doubles’ teams advanced to the Elite Eight round of the GISA State Tennis Tournament, held in Rome, Ga. on April 16. The GCA tennis players brought home several trophies!
The GCA duos were:
Jeb Smith/Chasen Wood
Sarah Beth Griffin/Olivia Penela
Avery Andrews/Ella Harrell
Representing GCA in the singles’ tournament was Caroline Wells.

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View more pictures at Grace Christian’s Facebook page.

Local coaches

  • The Seminole County Indians’ tennis coach is Tina Sanders Fain.
  • The Bainbridge High School tennis team is coached by Amy Clenney Thomas.
  • The Miller County High School tennis team is coached by Tammy Cook Vann.

Thanks to Sammie Clenney, David Maxwell and Lauren Harrell for keeping us in the know on Facebook!

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