The Gainesville boys tennis team knocked off South Paulding in the first round of the Class 6A state tournament, easily dispatching the Spartans 5-0 at Longwood Park on Monday.
Dylan Pineda, Philip Mady and Ben Burns all took home singles victories, while teams of Michael Head/Caleb Anderson and Joseph Diaz/Matthew Carter won in doubles. The Red Elephants won every match in straight sets.
Gainesville will advance to take on the winner of Johns Creek and River Ridge next week.
Compiled by Nathan Berg