Prep Tennis Roundup: Northgate holds off East Coweta 3-2

FROM STAFF REPORTS sports@newnan.com Northgate's boys tennis team completed a sweep of county rivals this spring by holding off East Coweta 3-2 on Thursday. The Vikings received victories from singles players Jordan Chastain (8-1) and Hayden Victer (8-4) and also picked up a win from No. 1 doubles pairing Derek Kinsch and Cole Stephens en route to the non-region victory.
East Coweta's wins came at No. 2 singles (8-6) and No. 2 doubles (8-3). In girls action, Lady Viking No. 1 singles player Kayla Sloan earned a key 9-8 victory in a tiebreaker to help complete a sweep of team victories. Northgate other wins came in doubles matches. At the No. 1 position, Amy Salyards and Avery Weatherford won 8-2 while Angela Edmonds and Mary Salyards earned an 8-3 victory. The Lady Indians won matches at No. 2 and No. 3 singles. Northgate's Brenna Skalski was defeated 8-6 at No. 2 singles and teammate Hayley Hasberger fell 8-5. Northgate teams resume Region 3-AAAA play on Monday at home against Whitewater. • • • • • NEWNAN TEAMS STAY UNBEATEN IN REGION PLAY Newnan High tennis teams showed their resiliency during a busy week, bouncing back from non-region losses a day earlier to shut out Newton lineups 5-0 at home on Thursday. The Cougars (5-2, 3-0) blew past Newton as the Rams managed to win just one game in five matches. Earning 8-0 shutouts were William Ballou and Landon Goolsby at No. 1 and No. 2 singles. Doubles teams of Austin Davis and Parker Griner along with Stewart Rand and Will Vineyard also won in respective 8-0 decisions. Mikey Miller won 8-1 at No. 3 singles. Alex Newman and Kenyan Woods won a challenge match, 8-6. Newnan's girls improved to 6-1 and 3-0 in 2-AAAAA play while having a tougher time sweeping the Lady Rams. Lady Cougars' top singles player Gray Griffies was pushed to the limit but won an 9-8 (7-3) tiebreaker. Both doubles matches were battles. At the No. 1 position, Emma Fuchs and Lollie Davis held on for an 8-6 win, while Ciara Wood and Abbie Gordon won 8-4 at No. 2 doubles. Other victories for Newnan's girls came from Carly Griffies (8-1) and Caroline Davis (8-0) at No. 2 and No. 3 singles, respectively. Katilyn Hewett and Mary Elizabeth Murphy lost a challenge match for Newnan, which wraps up a full week of action with a trip to the annual Marietta Tournament. • • • • • Coaches can report scores to The Newnan Times-Herald by phone at 770-683-1791 or email through sports@newnan.com .

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