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Herons compete in tennis tourney

Special to SEGAZINE

BCMS tennis Lauryn Boyd

Lauryn Boyd

The BCHS Herons tennis team recently traveled to Dublin to compete in the Middle GA Classic Tennis Invitational.  The Herons girls first defeated Putnam County in a 5-0 sweep.  The Lady Herons lost a close second round fight against the West Laurens Raiders, putting them in a battle versus Telfair County for 3rd place in the tournament. For the Lady Herons, singles players’ Emily Page, Loren Mertz, and Kiersten Morgan swept all three of the singles matches to lead them to the 3rd place trophy.

The Heron boys made quick work of Putnam County also, winning their first round match by a 5-0 score.  They too would face the West Laurens Raiders in the second round for a shot in the tournament championship.  After Zach Edwards and Camry Chapman won two of the three singles matches easily vs the Raiders, the doubles combination of Skyler Horne and Spencer Lee sealed the win for the Herons.  In the championship match facing the Bleckley Co. Royals, the Herons Camry Chapman was the lone winner, winning his singles match 6-1, 6-0.  The Herons lost the Finals by a 1-4 score.

“I am proud of my team for competing hard this weekend.  Because of basketball, most of my players have had more matches than they have had practices.  For the boys to get 2nd place and the girls to get 3rd with this level of competition was a very good thing.  Hopefully we can continue to progress as we enter our region matches,” Coach Matt Thrift said.

Herons host Tattnall for their first home match on Thursday March 14.

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