Easy state opener for LaGrange
By KEVIN ECKLEBERRY
LaGrange is moving on.
Facing Oconee County in the opening round of the girls’ Class AAAA state tennis tournament on Monday afternoon, LaGrange eased to a 5-0 victory.
LaGrange, the number two seed from Region 5-AAAA, advances to play either Denmark or Heritage-Catoosa in the second round.
LaGrange would host Denmark, and it would be on the road if the opponent is Heritage.
In Monday’s match, LaGrange enjoyed a dominant effort, winning four of the five matches in straight sets.
Wone Mi Oh, who has held down the number one singles spot this season, beat Hollin Hargrave 6-0, 6-2.
At number two singles, Annie Pauley won the opening set against Lainey-Grace Frutiger 6-1, and she lost the second set 6-4.
The match went to a tie-breaker, and Pauley won 10-6 to secure the win.
At number three singles, Louise Dodson handled Sydney Crozier 6-0, 6-3.
In the number one doubles match, Lizzie Wilkerson and Sydney Edelson swept Ali Powell and Lexie Houston 6-2, 6-2.
The story was the same at number two doubles, with Kaylee Key and Ella Eiland taking care of Lizzie Durham and Lily Carter 6-3, 6-3.
LaGrange’s boys’ tennis team will begin its state journey today with a home match against St. Pius X at 4:30 p.m.
LaGrange finished second in Region 5-AAAA, and St. Pius is the number three team from Region 8-AAAA.
If LaGrange wins, it would face either Flowery Branch or Gilmer County in the second round.
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