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Indians and Lady Indians advance into State Tennis Tournaments’ Elite Eight

The Seminole County Middle High School tennis teams are red hot and on a roll. The Lady Indians and the Indians continue to serve notice that they are on a mission and have their sights set on the tournaments’ finals in Rome.

Playing in the Georgia High School Association State Tennis Tournaments’ Sweet 16 round on their home courts this past Monday, April 25, the 17-1 Lady Indians defeated Georgia Military 3-1 and the defending State Champion Indians, now 15-3, sent the Georgia Military boys home, defeating them 3-0.

Both teams aced their opponents last week 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 Sweet 16 round victories both teams move into the tournaments’ Elite Eight round and will host their quarterfinal matches on their home courts here in Donalsonville.

The Seminole County Boys team will play the Lake Oconee Academy Boys team, and the Seminole County Girls team will play the Lake Oconee Academy Girls team.

The Seminole County Girls and Boys’ teams are #1 seeds from Region 1A and the Lake Oconee Academy Girls and Boys’ teams are #1 seeds from Region 8A,

The Elite Eight matches will be played by May 3rd on a day and time to be announced. As soon as the date and times are set an update will be posted at donalsonvillenews.com

 Tuesday, Coach Tina Fain commented, “We played good competition and fought it out yesterday.  I am proud of both teams,  they are really improving as we move into the playoffs.” 

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.

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