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Tennis News

Girls Tennis is in the Sweet Sixteen!

April 21st, 2011

The Lady Bobcats Tennis team continued their amazing post-season run on Tuesday by defeating George Walton Academy 3 to 2 in the first round of the State Tournament.  The Mercy girls continue to make school history by becoming the first tennis team to reach the round of the "Sweet Sixteen" in the Class A State Tournament.

At George Walton, Brandi Nelson and Tayler Murray, #1 and #2 singles, respectively, won in straight sets for a second consecutive match.  The #1 doubles team of Yates/Nagaj lost the first set but came on strong in the second set, rallying from 1-4 down to 3-4.  However, George Walton was able to close out the match.  The #2 doubles team of Jones/Bui played a close first set that went back and forth. There were many great points, but they lost 6-8 in the tie-breaker and were unable to regroup in the next set. However, #3 singles player Jordan Hameen won her match in straight sets to send the Mercy girls on to the next round.

The girls' 2nd round match will be on Tuesday, April 26 at 3:30 PM. They will be playing Mt. Pisgah Christian School at the Country Club of Roswell for a chance to make it to the "Elite 8" round of the State Tennis Tournament.

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