Prep Tennis: Heritage School sweeps Region 4-AA titles

FROM STAFF REPORTS sports@newnan.com The Heritage School tennis teams nearly pulled off a clean sweep of top-two finishes at Wednesday’s GISA Region 4-AA Individual tournament at Furtah Prep, winning a combined four titles and qualifying four more players for the upcoming Class AA State Tournament. Isabel Dennis stayed unbeaten this season to win a singles title for the Lady Hawks, while Joe Sterry clinched his second straight 4-AA boys championship after reaching last year’s Class AA state semifinals. Teammate Garrett Orme also clinched a trip to state by placing third.
Heritage School also claimed both doubles champions. In the girls tournament, Lady Hawks teams went one-two led by champions Amanda Frederking and Ellie Crosby. Frederking and Crosby finished as last year’s region runner-up. Also returning to state is Heritage girls doubles player Andrea Mayen, who teamed with partner Abbie Farr to finish second behind Frederking and Crosby. The Hawks swept the top-two positions in boys doubles. Grayson Parker and Tre Wheat, who teamed to reach last year’s Class AA semifinals, will return to the state tournament with new partners. Parker and Alex Carter won the 4-AA title, while Wheat joined Will Farr in a second-place finish. The first-two rounds of the GISA Individual Tournament will be played on Tuesday at the John Drew Smith Tennis Center in Macon. Semifinals and finals are set for April 25, also in Macon, with Heritage School also advancing to the GISA Class AA Team Tournament on April 27 in Augusta.


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