The North Hall boys tennis team beat North Oconee 3-1 to claim the Region 8-AAAA championship on Wednesday night.
It is the second straight region crown for the Trojans, who were the top team in 7-AAA a season ago.
Jackson Davis and Dalton Patterson prevailed in singles for North Hall (12-4, 10-1 Region 8-AAAA), which got a doubles win from the Matt Booth/Paxton Gillespie pairing.
The Trojans will host a first-round playoff match next week.
North Hall advanced to Wednesday’s Region 8-AAAA finals with a 3-0 victory against Madison County and a 3-0 win against White County. Both of the earlier victories came on Tuesday.
Patterson won two singles matches Tuesday, with Davis earning one singles victory that day.
The Gillespie/Booth pairing won twice in doubles Tuesday, with the Daniel Martin/Dawson Smith pairing prevailing once.
GAINESVILLE-FLOWERY BRANCH TITLE MATCHUPS SET: The Flowery Branch and Gainesville tennis teams will battle for Region 8-AAAAA tennis titles Thursday morning on the Falcons’ courts.
The No. 1 seed Lady Falcons take on second-seeded Gainesville at 9:30 a.m., followed by the top-seeded Red Elephants boys taking on No. 2 Flowery Branch.
Flowery Branch's girls reached the finals with 3-0 triumphs Wednesday, taking down Apalachee in the quarterfinals and Clarke Central in the semifinals. The Brooke Kane/Breanna Benton pairing won doubles contests in each match. Nicole Morris and Olivia Correa prevailed in singles versus Apalachee. Peyton Brick scored a singles win and the Kaia Clark/Kylie McGuire pairing also had a doubles victory against Clarke Central.
Gainesville’s girls advanced with a pair of 3-0 wins, against Loganville in the quarterfinals and Lanier in the semifinals. In both matches, Katherine Wright and Haley Frankum picked up singles victories. The doubles pairing of Madi Kiser/Georgia Summer won against Loganville, with the Ali Waggoner/Paige Ackerman pairing triumphing versus Lanier.
The Gainesville boys won 3-0 twice as well, besting Cedar Shoals in the quarterfinals and Clarke Central in the semifinals. Jeffery Kiser and Graham McKinnon prevailed in single and the pairing of Reagan Williams/Edward Belch in doubles in both matches.
Flowery Branch’s boys defeated Heritage in the quarterfinals and Apalachee in the semifinals, both by 3-0 scores. Beau Millwood had a singles win in each match, as did the doubles pairing of Ryan Kerul/Tucker Smallwood. Nathan Holley also prevailed in singles against Heritage and Phillip Correa versus Apalachee.
JOHNSON GIRLS 3, MADISON COUNTY 2: Anslie Bass and Aly Groover picked up singles victories for the Lady Knights in Region 8-AAAA tournament action in Danielsville against the host school on Tuesday.
Additionally, the Kaitlin Houston/Jessica Wucinski doubles pairing prevailed in three sets for Johnson.
JOHNSON BOYS 7, LAKEVIEW 0: Rigo Campa had a hat trick for the Knights in Tuesday’s non-region win.
Josh Elizade, Junior Suarez and Bryant Anaya each added a goal for Johnson, which got four assists from Jaime Rosales and one from Alberto Deltoro.
Luis Elias, Gerardo Molina and Orlando Perez combined on the shutout in goal as the Knights allowed one shot.
T.J. Wolcott had 22 saves for Lakeview (5-7).
Johnson plays at White County on Friday.
EAST HALL BOYS 11, MADISON COUNTY 2: Leo Toledo scored seven goals and added an assist for the fifth-ranked Vikings on Tuesday night.
Oscar Gonzalez, Carlos Castrejon, Diego Alarcon and Brandon Bonilla added one goal apiece. Castrejon dished out four assists, Bonilla had three assists and Oscar Gonzalez and Diego Alarcon each tallied an assist.
East Hall (11-4, 4-0 Region 7-AAA) hosts West Hall at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
MADISON COUNTY GIRLS 4, EAST HALL 1: Yoselin Vega scored the Lady Vikings’ goal off a Kimberly Quintanilla assist Tuesday.
East Hall (3-13, 3-1 Region 7-AAA) hosts West Hall at 5:30 pm. Friday.
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