The BCHS boys and girls tennis teams were both eliminated in the first round of the state playoffs in matches against Telfair at BCHS on Thursday.
Despite the losses on this day, the school’s tennis program has every reason to be proud as they just wrapped up an incredible season.
The girls admittedly did not play their best games which was reflected in the 3-0 score. They were in the midst of a strong comeback, but play was stopped due to Telfair being three games up.
Both Jenna Howell and Caitlyn Crowe had won one set before the competition was halted. The three losses that brought the competition to a close were suffered by Melinda Lape, and the doubles teams of Ashly Strickland and Lindsay Anderson and Ashley Barfield and Kari Groover.
The boys matches were very competitive and the team fought a close competition, which came down to the wire during singles matches with Trey Boatright and Cody Gunter. They would have had to have won both in order to stay alive. Boatright won, but Gunter lost which gave Telfair the edge.
The team lost two doubles matches, but Boatright and Josh Stanfield were victorious in their respective singles matches. The final score was a 3-2 Telfair.
Despite the day’s obstacles, spirits remained high among Redskin players and supporters for an extraordinary season.
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