The LaGrange High boys’ and girls’ tennis teams traveled to Jekyll Island to participate in last weekend’s annual Jekyll Jam tennis tournament. The teams came home with a 3-3 overall tournament record through three rounds of competition.
The boys’ tennis team served up a particularly strong showing. Finishing 2-1 in tournament play, the team improved their overall season record to 6-2. LaGrange boys’ tennis defeated Columbus 4 -1 in the first round of the Jekyll Jam before losing 3-2 in a close round against Glynn Academy. Showing their resiliency, the Grangers finished strong, closing their tournament play with a 4-1 win over Oconee County.
Jackson Kuerzi of the LaGrange High boys’ tennis team had an especially convincing weekend, going undefeated in matches against all three opponents. Kuerzi’s dominant performance included 6-2, 6-3 victories over Columbus; 6-3, 6-2 victories over Glynn Academy; and 6-1, 6-3 victories over Oconee County.
The girls’ tennis team finished with a 1-2 record in tournament play, bringing their season record to 5-3. The Lady Grangers started strong, routing Columbus en route to a 41 victory. The tide turned in the second round as La-Grange suffered a 4-1 defeat at the hands of Woodward Academy. Lizzie Wilkerson and Kaylee Key accounted for the Lady Granger’s sole win in the second round, defeating Woodward 6-0, 6-4 in doubles. The LaGrange girls tennis team continued to struggle in the third round, losing 4 – 1 to Glynn Academy. Louise Dodson represented the Lady Grangers in her 63, 6-2 defeat of Glynn Academy.
Both LaGrange tennis teams look to improve their already-impressive season records with a win over Central Carrollton Tuesday, March 6th. LaGrange will also be hosting the Granger Invitational Friday, March 9th – Saturday, March 10th.