Vidalia Indians Boys Tennis Wins 2
Courtesy of VHS
The Vidalia High School tennis teams took on Tattnall County and Savannah Arts last week. The Indian boys won both of their matchups, while the girls fell in both of theirs. vs. Tattnall
Wednesday afternoon and Senior Night, the boys improved their region record by defeating Tattnall County 5-0. The Boys got a strong performance from their singles teams, who all won in 2 sets starting with 1st singles, Caleb Beck winning 6-4,6-2. 2ndsingles, Danny Richardson followed up with a 6-2, 6-1 win, and Delorenzo Lawrence made it 3-0 with a 6-1, 6-2 victory. First doubles, Sukumar Paidi and Jameson Rolen won their first set 6-3, but stumbled in the second set losing in a tie-breaker 4-7. Nevertheless, they came back strong in the 3rd set winning 6-2. The 2nd doubles team, Ayden Goss and Larsen Carter continued to show their strong arm by winning again 6-2, 6-3. This victory lands the Boys team in control of 4th place in 3AA.
The girls fought through some tough matches but fell 2-3. However, Layla Brantley at 1st singles had another strong match and defeated her opponent in straight sets 6-2, 6-1. 1st doubles, Emma Beck and Deidra Boston also won, 7-5, 5-7, and 6-3. vs. Savannah
Thursday evening the boys achieved their pre-season goal of making the state playoffs by defeating the Savannah Academy of Arts 3-2. ThewingavetheBoys the 4th place seed regardless of their final regular season match outcome with Toombs County. Even though the 3 wins came from the doubles teams and 3rd singles, 1st singles, Caleb Beck, and 2nd singles, Danny Richardson played extremely well against the best tennis players in the region. Coach McLeod and Smiley were very proud of how the team improved over the season, winning in straight sets and losing only 5 games in 6 sets – 36 total games won! Senior, Delorenzo Lawrence at 3rd singles won6-1,6-0. First doubles, Sukumar Paidi and Jameson Rolen won 6-1, 6-1, and 2nd doubles team, Ayden Goss and Larsen Carter also won 6-1, 6-1.
Again, the girls fought through some tough matches but lost 1-4. The lone winners came from our 1st doubles team, Emma Beck and Deidra Boston. The girls dominated the first set, 6-2 but fell behind in the 2nd set, 0-4. The girls turned it around and tied the set at 6 all forcing a 7-point tiebreaker. Emma and Deidra dominated the tiebreaker winning all by 1 point(7-1). Unfortunately, the loss meant that the girls were eliminated from postseason play. Nevertheless, they have an opportunity to finish their season with a victory over their crosstown rivals, Toombs County.
Both teams will travel to Toombs County High School on Tuesday, April 11, for their final regular season match at 4:00.