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Girls, boys tennis teams reach the Elite Eight

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 Tournament at home earlier this week. Each team served notice that they are on a mission and have their sights set on the tournament’s
finals in Rome on May 13.

The 14-4 Lady Indians and the 16-2 Indians aced their opponents and advance into the tournament’s Elite Eight. The Lady Indians defeated Hawkinsville 3-0 and the Indians defeated Wilcox County 5-0.

Both the boys and girls teams advanced into the Georgia High School Association State Tennis Tournament after each earned a bye in the first round of state.

The Lady Indians and the Indians’ teams, each a number one seed from Region 1, will now play Christian Heritage Academy, the number one seed from Region 7A. In the first four rounds of the tournament the higher seed hosts; however, as is the case this year, if both teams are the same seed, a universal coin flip will determine which school hosts. Seminole County lost the coin flip and both matches will be played on the home courts of Christian Heritage Academy in Dalton on Monday, May 1.

The Seminole County Lady Indians team consists of #1 singles Maggie Palmer, #2 singles Ashlyn Thompson, #3 singles Arabella Touchton, #1 doubles Kendall Denham and Sara Jo Fain, #2 doubles Klaire Mims and Carrigan Bridges, and alternates Evelin Chapman, Alajah Moore, Sara Grace Alexander, and Jada Coachman. The Indians team consists of #1 singles Landon Kirkland, #2 singles Jeb Burke, #3 singles Andrew Gravlee, #1 doubles Bryson Grantham and Rand Mims, #2 doubles William Fain and Will Walker, and alternates Ethan Gravlee, Rhett Holt, Dillon James, Buck Edmunds, Royce Robinson. The teams are coached by Tina Fain and Jim Palmer.

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