Prep Tennis

Newnan able to hold off East Coweta ... this time

by Staff Reports

Round one went to Mikey Miller and the Newnan Cougars tennis team on Wednesday.

Miller outdueled East Coweta’s Daniel Morillo for the clinching victory at No. 3 singles as Newnan’s boys held off the Indians 3-2 in a battle for the No. 2 seed in next week’s Region 3-AAAAAA tournament at Hunter Memorial Park in Douglasville.

“He gutted it out. But we know we’re going to see them again and those two may decide it again,” said Newnan head coach Hap Hines. “I expect it’s going to be a toss up next time as well. [East Coweta’s] Scott Smith is a great coach. While I’m still out coaching football, I know he’s working with some of those kids ... mine too.”

With defending Class AAAAA runner-up Westlake holding down the No. 1 seed, next week’s boys semifinals may find both the Cougars and Indians matching up again for a home-court advantage in the state playoffs.

Wednesday’s regular season match at Newnan during the school’s “Cougars For A Cure” fund-raiser effort saw East Coweta sweep doubles matches and the host Cougars win all three lines among singles. Also earning wins for Newnan’s boys were William Ballou and Landon Goolsby.

Meanwhile, Newnan’s girls were dominating while wrapping up the No. 2 seed among girls in a 5-0 shutout over the Lady Indians.

Lady Cougar No. 1 singles player Gray Griffies held off East Coweta’s Allie Shell 8-4 in a tight match while Emma Fuchs and Abbie Gordon teamed at No. 2 doubles to defeat the Lady Indians’ tandem of Jillian Revoir and Anna Hall 8-3.

Newnan’s girls picked up 8-0 victories at No. 2 singles from Carlie Griffies over Raelee Heinz and its No. 1 doubles team of Lollie Davis and Lindley Hudson in a win over Rachel Weimorts and Atera Williams.

Caroline Davis had the Lady Cougars other victory, winning 8-1 at No. 3 singles over Priscilla Treung.

The Indians’ doubles teams were dominating on Wednesday, picking up 8-1 wins for East Coweta’s boys. A No. 1 team of Andy and Oliver Trueng defeated Newnan duo Stewart Rand and Will Vineyard while an Indians’ No. 2 pairing of Mitchell Corley and Jean-Baptute Bozzetto defeated Sam Thomas and Kaelin Bridges.

In singles, Newnan’s Will Ballou defeated Daeyun Lee 8-3 while Landon Goolsby held off East Coweta No. 2 player Moises Escabar 8-5.

Emily Ferguson and Ansley Knight added a victory in a doubles challenge match for Newnan.


More Sports

Trinity football holds inaugural fishing tourney

Some football programs sell candy bars, others hold memorabilia auctions or hold a 5K/fun run. But Trinity Christian went fishing for ideas, ... Read More


High School Baseball

Weather continues to cause teams to scramble

Newnan baseball coach Marc Gilmore might have said it best Thursday night when asked about all the games his team has missed and still has t ... Read More


Lady Vikings golf team wins region title

Northgate golf teams made the most of a home course advantage for this week’s Region 4-AAAAA tournament in Newnan on Canongate 1. The ... Read More


Northgate girls finish 3rd in Region 4-AAAAA

The Region 4-AAAAA girls track and field meet couldn't have been any closer as both Forest Park and host Starr's Mill shared the team title ... Read More


Senoia prepares for another intense week of racing

From a hunt for victories on the ?-mile oval to one for the kids on a holiday weekend, Senoia Raceway may be set for another exciting schedu ... Read More

High School Baseball

Indians able to stay on top in region series

East Coweta's baseball team took a gigantic step toward a Region 3-AAAAAA championship with a 10-6 eight inning victory over rival Newnan on ... Read More