Fresh off their Region Championship victories, the Seminole County Middle High School Indians and Lady Indians opened their play in the Georgia High School Association State Tennis Tournaments at home last Tuesday. They served notice that they are on a mission and have their sights set on the tournaments’ finals in Rome.
The Lady Indians, 16-1 this season, and the 14-3 defending State Tennis Champion Indians aced their opponents in the opening round of the tournament. The Lady Indians defeated Metter High School 3-0 and the Indians won over Claxton High School 3-0.
With the first round victories both teams move into the tournaments’ Sweet 16 round and will play their second round matches at home next week.
The Lady Indians and the Indians will play teams from Georgia Military on Monday, April 25. The girls’ match begins at 2 p.m. and the boys match will follow.
This year’s Indian team consists of Jeb Burke, Bryson Grantham, William Fain, Rudra Patel, Ethan Gravlee, Andrew Gravlee, and Landon Kirkland. This year’s Lady Indians are Arabella Touchton, Kendall Denham, Addie Holt, Ava Godwin, Hillary Bell, Sara Jo Fain, Maggie Palmer, and Ashlyn Thompson. Both teams are coached by Tina Fain and Jim Palmer.