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LCCHS tennis team advance to the Sweet 16

by Ken K. Green The Lamar County boys tennis team has served up another first in school history as they beat Dodge County here in the first round of the GHSA AA tournament to advance to the Sweet 16. The Trojans (12-5) will travel to Nahunta Monday to take on Brantley County (16-4). The Herons are the number one seed from Region 2-AA and the sixth ranked team in the state. Againsy Dodge County, Lamar’s Andre Dalianas defeated Steven Zhang 6-2,6-0 in the number one singles match while Brett Baines played a three-setter against Daniel Fordham and won 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 at number two. The Trojans third singles player, Thomas Davis, was unable to better Jacob Danforth falling 1-6, 4-6.    In doubles, Jacob and Joseph McClain clinched the team win by defeating Tyler Bennett and Josh Coleman 6-4, 6-1. The second doubles team of Ralph Horton and Billy Gibson split sets with Jason McLean and Mark Edwards 6-3, 4-6 and did not play a deciding set.    On the girls side, the Lady Trojans traveled to Cochran to take on third ranked Bleckley County and lost 0-5.    The winner of Monday’s Lamar/Brantley match will advance to the quarterfinals and take on either Screven County or Thomasville.

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