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The Blessed Trinity boys’ tennis team, from left, Luca Cella, Ben Gomez, Trent Dumon, Michael Delfino and head coach Andy Mattick following a match earlier this season.

The Georgia High School Association Tennis State Playoffs will begin on April 18 with several local teams involved.

The Class A Private boys’ competition will feature Wesleyan which will be the second seed from Area 2A. In Class AAAA, Blessed Trinity will be the second seed from Region 7AAAA and host Northwest Whitfield while Denmark enters the playoffs for the first time in program history as the top seed from Region 7AAAA. The Danes will host Heritage (Catoosa) in their first round contest.

Three local boys’ program from Region 7AAAAA will be in the postseason for the Class AAAAA competition. Johns Creek is the top seed from the region and will host River Ridge in the first round. Northview has the second seed and will welcome in Allatoona and the fourth-seeded Centennial squad visits Harrison. The Class AAAAAAA will see Milton as the top seed from Region 5AAAAAAA and hosting Rockdale County.

The Class A Private girls’ competition will also feature Wesleyan as the second seed from Area 2A. Blessed Trinity’s girls team has the second seed from its region and hosts Northwest Whitfield while Denmark is a fourth seed and visits Heritage (Catoosa). Another three teams from Region 7AAAA will be in action with Cambridge, the top seed, hosting Sequoyah.

The Bears claimed the region title with a 3-0 victory over North Atlanta on April 10. The doubles teams of Ann Spurka/Sydney Orefice and Isabella Larson/Claire Giddings swept their respective matches 6-0, 6-0 to earn two points for Cambridge. The final point for the Bears came from singles player Ansley Cheshire with her 6-0, 6-0 win.

Third-seeded Northview visits River Ridge and Centennial, the fourth seed, travels to Harrison. Roswell is in the Class AAAAAAA postseason as the fourth seed from Region 4AAAAAAA and will visit Camden County.

The soccer season is also rounding into form with the start of the postseason taking place on April 23. The Cambridge girls team earned a 4-2 road win against Etowah on April 11.The Bears’ boys squad won at Clarkston 3-0 on April 11.

Blessed Trinity boys team emerged with a 1-0 road win against Decatur on April 12. The Titans’ girls team also won at Decatur the same day by the score of 4-0.

Chattahoochee saw its boys team pick up a 2-0 home win against Alpharetta on April 12.

Fellowship Christian’s boys team won its home contest against Mount Bethel Christian Academy 7-0 on April 11. Andrew Miller and Jack Sawyer each had two goals and an assists for the Paladins. The other goals came from Brad Rodgers, Drew Anderson and Ashton Rugh. Goalkeepers Noah Dryden and Jackson Albee combined to make five saves to earn the shutout.

Fellowship’s girls team also defeated Mount Bethel at home the same night by the score of 10-0. Cate Hardin notched a hat trick with three goals while Lucia Bustamante and Alisha Benbow each had two goals in the victory. The other goal scorers for the Paladins were Kylie Kidwell, Lindsay Young and Lillie Ward.

King’s Ridge boys team won at Mount Pisgah 2-0 on April 11. The Tigers’ girls team won at Pickens County 8-0 on April 9.

Milton’s teams swept South Forsyth on April 12 with the boys’ team winning 1-0 and the girls’ squad 2-1.

Wesleyan boys’ team picked up a 10-0 home victory over Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy on April 12.

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