High School Tennis

Northgate teams win openers vs. Sandy Creek

After waiting two extra days to open the 2014 season due to rain, Northgate’s tennis teams officially began respective campaigns on Thursday with victories over Sandy Creek led by a shutout effort by the Lady Vikings.

Doubles teams of Sarah Edmonds and Sarah Guilot as well as Hayley Hasberger and Mary Salyards each earned 8-0 shutouts to lead Northgate’s girls.

The Vikings, meanwhile, won two of their three singles matches to go with a shutout win by No. 1 doubles tandem Daniel Blocker and Alex Waldron for a 3-2 victory over the Patriots.

Both teams will participate with East Coweta and Newnan in the Peachtree City Tournament starting today at the PTC Tennis Center. The Vikings open against Roswell at 6 p.m., while Lady Vikings face Sandy Creek again at 8 p.m.

On Thursday, Lady Vikings singles players Danielle Rankin, Ally Chenowith and Lauren Handley picked up victories in season debuts. Rankin defeated Kayla Triche at the No. 1 position 8-2 while Chenowith beat Johanna Holm 8-4. Handley capped off the sweep in third singles with an 8-1 victory over Rachel Wood.

Northgate’s girls also received exhibition wins from Sadie Proctor and Lauren Schexnayder (8-0) in doubles and Sydney Wells (8-1) in singles.

The Vikings’ top-two singles players, Larry Sloan at No. 1 and Cole Chenowith at No. 1, earned respective 8-1 and 8-2 victories. Northgate’s No. 3 singles player, Nate Taylor, dropped an 8-4 decision.

In doubles, a team of Andrew Kelley and Peyton Thomas nearly capped off a sweep for Northgate, but fell to Sandy Creek’s No. 2 duo of Joseph Alexander and Sam Beard in a 8-7 (9-7) marathon tiebreaker.








More Sports

High School Swimming

County meet chance for bragging rights, state times

All three local high school swim teams have the same agenda tonight when they return to the Summit Family YMCA for the annual Coweta County ... Read More


High School Basketball

Northgate, Heritage, Trinity girls earn big victories

In a solid night for girls basketball around the county, Northgate put together its first winning streak of the season on Tuesday, while GIS ... Read More


HIGH SCHOOL SWIMMING

Northgate, Newnan finish among top five at 29-team Tribal Challenge

East Coweta hosted its largest field in history for Saturday’s ninth-annual Tribal Challenge held at the Summit Family YMCA in Newnan ... Read More


Local high school swimmers compete

East Coweta, Newnan and Northgate swimmers competed against well over a dozen schools during Saturday’s annual Tribal Challenge Meet, ... Read More


High School Basketball

Heritage School, Northgate girls earn victories

The Heritage School wrapped up a string of three impressive victories in GISA Region play last week by thumping Griffin Christian 56-17 on t ... Read More

High School Basketball

Morrow able to double up on Northgate

When the Northgate basketball teams took the floor Friday night at home against Region 4A-AAAAA foe Morrow, they were hoping for a better ou ... Read More