Bleckley Tennis Wins Region, Sweeps First Round of State

by Melissa Blankenship

Bleckley County Royals tennis team defeated Northeast and Dodge to win the region tournament on Tuesday, April 11. For the 19th year in a row the Bleckley boys took home the region trophy.  They handily defeated both Northeast and Dodge 5 -0.

Top row: Asst. Coach Flip Basby, Noah Paradis, Will Collins, Conner Floyd, Coach Brad Sanders; Bottom row: Seniors Dayton Cannon, Bronson Sanders, Blake Bohannon, Harsh Patel, Austin Bland

For the 11th year in a row the Bleckley girls also won the region championship.  The girls also defeated Northeast and Dodge 5-0 for first place in the region.

Top row: Asst. Coach Flip Basby. Abbey Sims, Tori Little, Caroline Thrower, Landa Dominy, Bailey Odom, Emily Sanders, Regan Cole, Jordan Williams and Coach Brad Sanders; Bottom row: Seniors Jordan Barker, Hannah Dykes, and Kate Sanders

On Tuesday April, 18 the girls defeated Fitzgerald in the first round of the state Tournament.  Once again they defeated their opponents 5-0 to advance to the second round of state.  On Wednesday April 19, the boys also played Fitzgerald in the first round of state.  They won 5-0 and will continue on to the the sweet 16 as well.  Both teams will play Coosa High School in Cochran on Friday, April 21.  The Girls will start at 2:00, and the boys will take the courts as soon as the girls complete their matches.

 

 

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