The Lady Leopard tennis team improved to 5-4 on the season last week after defeating Dawson County 4-1 on the road.
The Leopards dominated in No. 1 and No. 2 singles and doubles, not losing a single set. Banks County’s sole loss of the day was in No. 3 singles. Leopard head coach William Foster said he was pleased to see his team “come back strong against Dawson County,” following a 0-5 loss to North Hall earlier in the week. “The girls put up a very strong fight against what may be the best girls team in the region,” said Foster.
Foster noted specifically, the performance of No. 1 singles player Lauren Carter, who lost to her North Hall opponent 5-7 in a third set.
The Lady Leopards (5-4, 1-2) will hope to carry the momentum their first region win into next week’s senior night matchup with East Hall. Banks County matched up with Fannin County on Tuesday but details were unavailable at press time.
Banks County improved to 5-4 on the season last Thursday as the Leopards knocked off region opponent Dawson County 3-2 on the road.
No. 1 singles Leopard Paul Coughlin defeated his opponent 6-2, 6-4, while Bobby Nguyen won 6-1, 6-0 in No. 2 singles. Justin Yang lost 4-6, 2-6 in No.3 singles.
The No. 1 doubles duo of Chris Willis and Jonathan Hudson were nudged 6-7, 6-7 in two tie-breakers before Gaitlin Boswell and Braxton Ledford sealed the Banks County victory with a 6-1, 6-4 win in No. 2 doubles.
On Tuesday, March 11, the Leopards hosted North Hall and fell to the Spartans 0-5.
The 5-4 (1-2) Leopards faced Fannin County on Tuesday, but details were unavailable at press time.
Banks County will host East Hall on Thursday as it honors its outgoing graduates with a senior night ceremony.