Columbus High girls tennis teams moves into state semifinals

FROM STAFF REPORTSMay 2, 2014 

The Columbus High girls tennis team moved into the GHSA Class AAAA state semifinals after a 4-1 victory over Chamblee on Friday at Lakebottom.

The Lady Blue Devils (22-2) will play West Laurens in the semifinals. The site for that match will be determined with a coin flip since they were both region champions. Richmond Academy and Marist will play in the other semifinal. Those matches must be played by Wednesday.

The state championship match will be played May 10.

"I'm so proud of the way the girls have come together as a team," Columbus coach MikelAnna Hill said. "They want to win and are determined to play their best when they step on the court.

"They work hard in practice and it's really paying off. Every player has stepped up when we needed them and they continue to get better every match. I can't wait to see how far they take us this season."

Columbus fell behind 1-0 after Chamblee's Gabby Robinson won No. 1 singles 6-0, 6-3 over Madelyn Boren.

Columbus' Maddison Abell evened the match with her win at No. 2 singles, 6-0, 6-4 over Kyla Manning.

Akshaya Shan and Kate Mize needed three sets but won at No. 2 doubles, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 over Kendalle Smith and Emma Anderson.

Mayu Ono closed out the match with her win at No. 3 singles, 6-2, 6-1 over Hannah Rosen.

Abby Courville and Elizabeth Steelmon won at No. 1 doubles, 6-4, 6-3.Friday at Lakebottom

Singles results

No. 1: Gabby Robinson (Ch) def. Madelyn Boren 6-0, 6-3; No. 2: Maddison Abell (Co) def. Kyla Manning 6-0, 6-4; No. 3: Mayu Onoe (Co) def. Hannah Rosen 6-2, 6-1.Doubles resultsNo. 1: Abby Courville/Elizabeth Steelmon (Co) def. Claire/Jirsaevijenck 6-4, 6-3; No. 2: Akshaya Shan/Kate Mize (Co) def. Kendalle Smith/Emma Anderson 4-6, 6-3, 6-2.

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