Posted: 8:00 am Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

Golf/Tennis: Bremen girls whip bigger schools to take Granger Invitational 

By Stan Awtrey

The Bremen girls tennis team won the Division II Championship of the Granger Invitational Tournament of Champions last weekend. Bremen defeated AAAAAA North Cobb 5-0, AAAA River Ridge 5-0, AAAA Columbus 3-2 and AAAA Carrollton 3-2 in the finals. Bremen, which improved to 11-1, finished third the previous week at the Marietta Spring Classic.

Bremen is led by junior Meg Cummings, a three-year starter at No. 1 singles, and Charli Allen, a sophomore starting for her second season at No. 2. Junior Emily Cheshier (12-0) is a three-year starter at No. 3. The No. 1 doubles team is Alexis Nappi and Elizabeth Knott, second-year starters, and the No. 2 doubles team in anchored by Charlotte Williams.

 Boys Tennis: Powerhouses Westminster and Starr’s Mill meet

It should be a fun match today when Westminster and Starr’s Mill get together. Westminster is the defending Class AA champion and Starr’s Mill is the Class AAAAA champion.

Westminster had to replace three of its starting seven players from last year’s championship team, but has filled those vacancies with strong players. The Wildcats most experienced player is senior Stephen Solms, who has started since his freshman year. Sophomore John Doman moved up a spot to play No. 2 singles and senior Will Anderson is playing No. 3 after playing doubles the last two years.  The No. 1 doubles team is freshmen Josh Pinckney and Blair Nagel and the No. 2 team of Connor Hutchins and Mac Griffith.

Starr’s Mill graduated three seniors off last year’s 22-1 team, but return a strong group of core players. The team is led by senior Sebastian Schneider and sophomores Dubie Dubin and Shaaz Peerani. Coach Ronald Mann said what the  boys lack in experienced tournament players, they make up for with strong-character players.  Starr’s Mill already has wins over St. Pius and Union Grove, the 2013 AAAAA runners-up.

Boys golf: Colquitt wins Coffee Invitational

Colquitt County won the Coffee Invitational last week in Douglass, besting the 21-team field by two shots. Junior Mark David Johnson shot 72 and was co-medalist. The Packers also counted a 74 from Gus Wilson, a 76 from Austin Daniel and a 78 from Lane Jowers. Colquitt will host the Packer Invitational on March 29 at Sunset Country Club in Moultrie. … Summit Chase Country Club in Snellville will host the first annual Jamie Britt Memorial Classic on April 21. For information contact Dana Doster at 770-843-8719,

Girls golf: The Lambert girls, the defending Class AAAAA champs, opened the season by winning the Eagle Open at Woodmont Country Club. Freshman Christine McDonnell shot 84 and the Longhorns beat Etowah by 10 shots.

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