The Brookstone boys tennis team open the Class A private-school state tennis tournament with a 4-0 victory over Eagles Landing Christian Academy.
Playing at No. 2 singles, Baran Baris earned the Cougars' first win with a 6-0, 6-0 pasting of David Han. Hudson Terrell and Trey Thorne secured the second win at No. 1 doubles, beating Shannon Zitz and Jacob King, 6-2, 6-1.
Brookstone's No. 2 doubles team of Jack Pease and Charles Pease clinched the match with a 6-0, 6-2 victory over Matthew Youngblood and Tripp Ausband.
Kazuki Onoe went ahead and completed his No. 1 singles match, beating Ryan Holland 6-1, 6-2.
Jonathan Dreelin was leading Joshua Bailey 6-4, 2-1 at No. 3 singles when that match was pulled.
Brookstone will host either Hebron Christian or North Cobb Christian in the second round. That match must be completed by Saturday.Monday at Brookstone
No. 1: Kazuki Onoe (B) def. Ryan Holland (E) 6-1, 6-2; No. 2: Baran Baris (B) def. David Han (E) 6-0, 6-0; No. 3: Jonathan Dreelin (B) def. Joshua Bailey (E) 6-4, 2-1.Doubles resultsNo. 1: Trey Thorne and Hudson Terrell (B) def. Shannon Zitz and Jacob King (E) 6-2, 6-1; No. 2: Jack Pease and Charles Pease (B) def. Matthew Youngblood and Tripp Ausband (E) 6-0, 6-2.
NEW CREATION 3,CALVARY CHR. 0
JONESBORO, Ga. -- Calvary Christiahn lost to New Creation in the GISAA state tennis tournament.Monday at Clayton County Tennis Center
No. 1: Nathan Brown def. Joel Umana, 6-0, 6-0; No. 2: Eli Petitt def. Cullen Bryan 6-0, 6-1; No. 3: Garrett Skipper won by forfeit.
MADISON COUNTY 4,COLUMBUS 1
DANIELSVILLE, Ga. -- The Columbus High boys defense of its Class AAAA state title came to an end with a 4-1 loss to Madison County.
Columbus beat Madison County in last year's state championship match. This year's match came in the second round.
at Madison County
No. 1: Ben Strickland (MC) def. Jacob Yates 6-0, 6-2; No. 2: Tyler Terrell (MC) def. Arnav Patel 6-4, 7-5; No. 3: Hank Sartain (MC) def. Andrew Bray 6-3, 6-4
No. 1: Ryan Gordon/Jacob Sholtis (C) def. Ben Dartain/Adam Sartain, score not available
2D: Koti Nguyen/Hayden Colquitt (MC) def. Ford Cummings/Kyle Canady 7-5, 6-2.
COLUMBUS 3,GRADY 2
The Columbus girls tennis team beat Grady 3-2 in the second round of the GHSA Class AAAA state tournament on Monday at Lakebottom.
Columbus (21-2) advance to the Elite 8 with the win. The Lady Blue Devils will play the Cass-Chamblee winner. That match must be completed by Saturday. If Chamblee wins, Columbus would host. If Cass wins, a coin flip would needed to determine which school would host the quarterfinal match.
Madelyn Boren and Mayu Onoe won singles matches for Columbus. Boren won at No. 1 over Gabby Poux 6-2, 6-0, while Onoe won at No. 3 over Haleigh Caldwell 6-2, 6-2.
Abby Courville and Elizabeth Steelmon won at No. 1 doubles 6-0, 6-1 over Elizabeth Khayat and Bea Brown.Monday at Lakebottom
Singles resultsNo. 1: Madelyn Boren (C) def. Gabby Poux 6-2, 6-0; No. 2: Fay Webster (G) def. Maddison Abell 4-6, 6-2, 6-4; No. 3: Mayu Onoe (C) def. Haleigh Caldwell 6-2, 6-2.Doubles resultsNo. 1: Abby Courville/Elizabeth Steelmon (C) def. Elizabeth Khayat/Bea Brown 6-0, 6-1; No. 2: Lena Rosen/Kaitlyn Carroll (G) def. Kate Mize/Akshaya Shan 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7-2).
CENTRAL 7, VALLEY 6
Allie Kelley hit a walkoff double to drive in the winning run in Central's victory over Valley.Monday at Central
Valley 003 012 0 --6 12 2
Central 100 300 3 --7 9 0
WP--Alexa Shive. LP--Burrows. Hitting leaders--Central Taylor Corbett 1-4, R; Kristin Studds 2-4, R; Katie Webb 1-3, R; Kaelen Scott 2-3, RBI; Allie Kelley 2-4, 2B, 2RBI; Caitlin Bowman 1-3, RBI. Records--Central 21-16. Next--Central, home for Class 6A Area 5 tournament, Wednesday, 2 p.m. vs. Opelika.
James Clark shot an even-par 71 to earn medalist honors and led Brookstone to a win in the Brookstone Invitational.
The Cougars shot an 8-over 292, seven shots better than Westminster.
Clark, who shared Class A Area 1 private school medalist honors with Jack Mize last week, edged Mize by one on Monday.
Brookstone will play in the Class A private-school state championship on May 19 at Forest Hills Golf Club in Augusta, Ga.Monday at Green Island
Team scores: Brookstone 292, Westminster 299, Columbus 316, Northside 320.
Brookstone: James Clark 71, Jack Mize 72, Mercer Clark 72, Warren Gallatin 77. Westminster: Hunter Bremer 72, Keller Harper 74, Matthew Levenson 75, William Black 78. Columbus: Carson Cummings 76, Bo Pitts 76, Turner Butterfield 78, Tyler Butterfield 86. Northside Kyle Wilson 74, Zac Shellnutt 80, Trent Nobles 81, Dalton Whittle 85.