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BHS girls tennis region champions

GIRLS TENNIS REGION CHAMPIONS from Bainbridge High School, with the trophy they won Thursday, are front row, left to right, Lynsey Waddell, Emma Kate Smith, Kelly Brooks, Meredith Conder; back row, Coach Amy Thomas, Destiny Salter, Anne Reynolds, Malori Maxwell, Kristen Monson and Tournament Director Tabitha Spooner.

GIRLS TENNIS REGION CHAMPIONS from Bainbridge High School, with the trophy they won Thursday, are front row, left to right, Lynsey Waddell, Emma Kate Smith, Kelly Brooks, Meredith Conder; back row, Coach Amy Thomas, Destiny Salter, Anne Reynolds, Malori Maxwell, Kristen Monson and Tournament Director Tabitha Spooner.

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The Bainbridge High School girls tennis team won the Region 1-AAAA championship for the fourth consecutive year on Thursday at the Bill Reynolds Tennis Center in Bainbridge.

To get to the championship of the region tournament, the girls team first clinched the Region 1-AAAA South Sub-region regular season title, ensuring them a top seed. The girls swept their first round match against Northside-Columbus. They won the championship against Houston County 4-1. Singles players Kristen Monson, Anne Reynolds and Malori Maxwell all won their matches to clinch the victory.

The BHS boys tennis team finished fourth and will also advance to the Georgia AAAA tournament. The boys team lost their opening round match against Northside-Warner Robins and conceded a tough-fought consolation round match against Thomas County Central.

The Lady Bearcats tennis team will host their first round match in the state tournament sometime next week at Bainbridge High School. They will face the No. 4 team from Region 3. The boys tennis team will travel next week to face the No. 1 seed from Region 3.

Region 3-AAAA is mostly comprised of teams from southern suburban Atlanta, including Fayette and Henry counties.

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