Despite several postponements and rain delays, the Banks County Leopards’ tennis teams finally were able to play the deciding match against East Jackson.
Tuesday morning looked like it was going to cause another rain delay, but the clouds cleared and the tennis teams took to the courts to defeat East Jackson and secure a spot in the region tournament.
Tomorrow, Thursday, the Leopards’ boys and girls teams will face Fannin County at 11 a.m. at East Jackson High School in the first round of the region tournament.
Yesterday, Banks County defeated East Jackson boys 3-2 and the Lady Leopards swept East Jackson 5-0.
“This was a very exciting win for us because it ensured our spot in the region tournament,” said coach Lisa Thomas. “The girls have had a great season and we are looking forward to playing in the region tournament. I am very proud of the team and think that we couldn't have asked for a better regular season. I am looking forward to what the rest of the season has to offer.”
The Leopards defeated East Jackson 3-2 and marked the seventh year in a row that the team will advance to the region tournament.
“We are real proud of these guys and are very excited,” said coach Mike Ruth. “This is seven years in a row and we have been very fortunate. We are very excited about making it to Thursday and will meet the challenge when we get there."
For more on the Banks County netters see this week's The Banks County News.