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High school tennis scoreboard: Gainesville girls clinch top seed for Region 8-6A tournament

Ali Waggoner won in straight sets in No. 1 singles (6-0, 6-0) in Gainesville’s 4-1 win against Lanier on Tuesday, landing them the top seed in the Region 8-5A tournament. Also winning in singles for the Lady Red Elephants was Madi Kiser (6-4, 6-2) and Grace O’Keefe (6-3, 3-6, 10-8). Paige Patterson/Hannah Williams won the No. 1 doubles match (6-4, 6-3) for Gainesville.

GAINESVILLE BOYS 4, HABERSHAM CENTRAL 1: Ben Burns rallied from a set down to take the No. 1 singles match (2-6, 8-6, 6-1) for Gainesville, while teammate Dylan Pineda took the No. 2 singles match (6-2, 6-2). Joseph Diaz/Michael Head were the No. 2 doubles winners (6-1, 6-2) for the Red Elephants.

Gainesville plays in the Region 8-5A tournament April 10 and 11 at Longwood.

FLOWERY BRANCH GIRLS 5, JOHNSON 0: Annabelle Thomas won the No. 1 singles match in straight sets (6-0, 6-0) for Flowery Branch on Tuesday in Flowery Branch. Getting the win in No. 2 singles was Olivia Correa (6-1, 6-0) for the Lady Falcons while teammate Olivia Nance won in No. 3 singles (6-0, 6-0). Alicia Quast/Kendalle Quast won in No. 1 doubles (6-0, 6-0) for Flowery Branch and Brenna Martin/Jenna Lawerence won in No. 2 doubles (6-0, 6-0). Flowery Branch improves to 16-1 and 6-0 in Region 8-5A play.

NORTH HALL GIRLS 5, BANKS COUNTY 0: Christen Barnes won in No. 1 singles (6-0, 6-1), Sydney Patterson in No. 2 singles (6-0, 6-1) and Carsen Baumgardner in No. 3 singles (6-2, 6-0). Lauren Davis/Baylee Turner won the No. 1 doubles match (6-0, 6-4) while teammates Ella Oxley/Raquel Kallab won in No. 2 doubles (6-1, 6-0).

NORTH HALL BOYS 4, BANKS COUNTY 1: Masa Kobayashi was the No. 1 singles winner, taking his match in a third-set tiebreak for North Hall. Christian Boychuk won the No. 2 singles match (6-1, 6-2) for the Trojans, while teammate Adam Turcotte won in No. 3 singles (6-1, 6-0). The No. 1 doubles tandem of Kody Dills/Ethan Suries won in straight sets (6-0, 6-3) for North Hall.

Compiled by Marcus Etienne.

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