LaGrange girls win back-to-back region championships, boys finish runner-up

Published 9:23 pm Wednesday, April 12, 2023

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The LaGrange tennis teams traveled to the Peachtree City Tennis Complex Tuesday and Wednesday and had a terrific showing. The girls team went on a tear to claim its second straight region championship while the boys earned a home playoff match by finishing in second place in the region behind Starr’s Mill. 

The girls just narrowly edged out Starr’s Mill 3-2 to claim the region title. No. 1 singles player Sophie Nix was absolutely dominant, winning 6-1 in both sets to cruise to a win. The no. 2 doubles team of Alisa Lee and Anna Claire Lumpkin won 6-2 and 6-4 to earn an important win for the Grangers. No. 3 singles player Ana Rollings won the pivotal match, winning the first set 7-5 before dropping the second set 3-6 before winning the tie break 10-4 to give the Grangers a region championship. Singles player Lauren Burgess and doubles players Minchae Kim and Ava Wallace lost to the Panthers. 

To get to the finals, the Grangers beat Whitewater 3-2 in another close match for the Grangers. Nix and the duo of Lee and Lumpkin dominated to give two wins to LaGrange while Rollings and the duo Kim and Wallace lost tough matches. This matchup came down to Burgess who won a tie break 10-8. After dropping the first set 3-6, Burgess rallied and earned the all important victory for the Grangers to earn a spot in the finals. 

The LaGrange girls team had no problem in the opening round, beating North Clayton 5-0. 


Boys Individual Results For Region Championship vs. Starrs Mill:

#1 Singles: Charles Parnell (SM) defeated Wesley Minicozzi (LG) 6 – 4, 6 – 1

#2 Singles: Sebastian Galla (SM) defeated Noah Black (LG)) 6 – 1, 6 – 3

#3 Singles: Henry Huberdeau (LG) defeated Nolan Siguenza (SM) 6 – 0, 6 – 0

#1 Doubles: Towson Partin and Greg Terry (LG) vs. Moheb Veerani and Oliver Wysong

(SM) pulled with SM winning 1 st set 6 – 2 and LG leading in 2 nd set 5 – 3

#2 Doubles: Alex Ruiz and Matthew Wysong (SM) defeated Benjamin Lee and Kevin

Park (LG) 6 – 3, 6 – 2


Boys Individual Results For Semifinals vs. Whitewater:

#1 Singles: Wesley Minicozzi (LG) defeated Zayden Leischner (W) 6 – 1, 6 – 0

#2 Singles: Noah Black (LG)) defeated Cruz Toribio (W) 3 – 1 Pulled

#3 Singles: Henry Huberdeau (LG) defeated Cade Allred (W) 6 – 1, 6 – 0

#1 Doubles: Towson Partin and Greg Terry (LG) defeated Colin O’Brien and Corbin

Brock (W) 6 – 2, 6 – 2

#2 Doubles: Benjamin Lee and Kevin Park (LG) defeated Ethan Hoellrich and Owen Fye

(W) 6 – 3, 6 – 2


Boys Individual Results For First Round vs. North Clayton:

#1 Singles: Noah Black (LG) defeated Ishaq Akinloye (NC) 6 – 0, 6 – 0

#2 Singles: Henry Huberdeau (LG)) defeated Devyn Cuadra (NC) 6 – 0, 6 – 0

#3 Singles: Jaehan Seol (LG) defeated Felix Rosas (NC) 6 – 0, 6 – 0

#1 Doubles: Collin Jeffries and Stiles McLeod (LG) defeated Elijah Spann and Amandou

Bah (NC) 6 – 0, 6 – 0

#2 Doubles: Benjamin Lee and Kevin Park (LG) defeated Mennasah Yeboah and

Sulayman Diambou (NC) 6 – 0, 6 – 0

Both the boys and girls teams will host in the opening round of the playoffs. The girls are guaranteed to host in the second round of the playoffs as well if they advance out of the first round.