Prep Sports Roundup: Newnan tennis teams ace test at McEachernFrom Staff Reports
Newnan head tennis coach Hap Hines joked that his brain might not have been as sharp as his players for scheduling a match on the same day of AP exams, but both teams passed the test on the court on Wednesday nonetheless.
Respective lineups each came through with 4-1 victories in non-region matches at McEachern despite a shift among starters for the Lady Cougars and Cougars.
Davis, who “played real hard,” said Hines, dropped a tough 8-6 decision while Hudson won her match 8-0.
The Lady Cougars also swept doubles matches, both winning 8-1. Claire Hanna and Kaitlyn Hewitt were paired at the No. 1 position while Srushie Patel and Katie Miller played together at No. 2 doubles.
Along with Ballou, Landon Goolsby stayed at his No. 2 singles position while picking up an 8-2 victory a day after battling nearly three hours in a loss at Northgate.
Matt Paschal and Stewart Rand added an 8-1 win at No. 1 doubles.
LACROSSE – Newnan girls drop pair to Starr’s Mill: An undefeated Lady Panthers varsity team showcased their talent by scored 16 unanswered goals and taking a 15-0 halftime lead en route to a 20-5 win on Tuesday over Newnan at Drake Stadium.
Savannah Ohliger and Sable Hawkins each scored twice for Newnan while Anne Jarret added a goal in the loss.
Six Starr’s Mill players scored in the opening 25 minutes including at least two each from Alyssa Sack, Claire Houghtaling, Megan Mills and Katie Wilson as the Lady Panthers improved to 4-0.
Starr’s Mill has outscored opponents 78-13 so far this season.
Newnan’s varsity girls fell to 2-4 overall while heading into tonight’s Area 1-AAAAA doubleheader at Harrison.
The Lady Cougars’ JV lost to Starr’s Mill 13-6.
GOLF – East Coweta boys defeat Whitewater: Senior Ryan Tobin shot a 39 to lead the Indians to a victory over Whitewater. No other information was available at deadline.