State tennis championship roundup

6:57 pm May. 10, 2014

The St. Pius boys sent coach Chuck Byrd into retirement with a state championship, but it wasn’t easy.

The Golden Lions beat region rival Woodward Academy 3-2 in the Class AAA championship match that wasn’t decided until Austin Causey fought back from a 3-0 deficit in the third set to win 7-5 at No. 2 singles and clinch the title.

“It’s really all about the kids, but it sure does feel good,”

Tennis: Blessed Trinity girls seek sixth straight title

9:41 am May. 9, 2014

There’s a different set of players, but the results are the same for the Blessed Trinity girls tennis team, which plays for its sixth consecutive state championship on Saturday.

The Titans will play St. Pius for the Class AAA championship on Saturday at the Clayton County International Park in Jonesboro, where state titles in all classifications will be determined.

There are six other

Golf/tennis: Yang repeats as medalist, but Mill Creek wins 7-AAAAAA girls title

7:17 am Apr. 22, 2014

Christina Yang of North Gwinnett was medalist for the second straight year, but the Region 7-AAAAAA championship went to Mill Creek.

Yang, a sophomore, shot a 73 at Northwood Country Club and beat Bailey Tardy of Norcross by one shot.

Mill Creek was led by Annika Blanton, a freshman who shot a personal-best 80, and Grace Choi with an 82. Peachtree Ridge and Norcross tied for second. Peachtree Ridge was led by

Bremen girls win second straight region title

10:24 am Apr. 18, 2014

Bremen won its second straight Region 5-AA championship by beating Heard County in the final. Bremen has won 15 straight matches since losing to Class AAAAAA Wheeler 3-2 during the Marietta Spring Classic. Bremen is

North Oconee’s Bertran wins Davis Cup match

9:10 am Apr. 15, 2014

Peter Bertran of North Oconee made a successful Davis Cup debut. Bertran was playing for the Dominican Republic and defeated Robert Farah of Colombia 2-6, 6-1, 6-4.

Bertran was born in the Dominican Republic, but attends North Oconee High. He is rated as the No. 5 prospect in the state. In 2013 he won ITF tournaments in the Dominican Republic, Aruba and Barbados. He has a career-best ITF singles ranking of

Golf/Tennis: Coach Baskin honored for developmental work

8:59 am Apr. 11, 2014

Jerry Baskin, who has coached numerous high-profile players from Georgia, was honored as a Team USA Coaching Legend at the inaugural Team USA Coaching Awards.

His students include U.S. Open semifinalist Robby Ginepri of Wheeler, Bobby

Golf/Tennis: Calhoun boys complete unbeaten season

9:19 am Apr. 8, 2014

Calhoun earned the No. 1 spot in the Region 7-AA playoffs and completed a perfect regular season by closing the year with a 5-0 win over Dade County. The Yellow Jackets (16-0, 7-0) are led by Morgan Bird at No. 1 singles and Adrian Lively at No. 2 singles.

Girls tennis: Calhoun wins regular season title

Calhoun finished the season unbeaten in Region 7-AA play and earned the top seed in the

Dunwoody, Arabia Mount share DeKalb golf title

9:05 am Apr. 4, 2014

They went three extra holes, but no one could break the tie at the DeKalb County Golf Championships at the Sugar Creek Golf Course. That left Dunwoody and Arabia Mountain tied at 316 and co-champions.

Dunwoody,