Leopards, Lady Leopards advance to Sweet 16

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Both the Banks County boys and girls tennis teams swept past their first round opponents on Tuesday evening, giving both a spot in the Class 2A Sweet 16.

The Leopards, playing as the #2 seed from 8-AA, took down #3 seed Armuchee, edging them 3-2 on the home court.

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The girls, also playing at home after winning the region 8-AA title and earning the #1 seed, took a quick 3-0 win over #4 Pepperell.

The Leopards advance to take on the winner of the #1 Washington vs #4 Callaway match. Ironically, the Lady Leopards also play the winner of #2 Washington vs #3 Callaway in their bracket. Callaway is out of region 5-AA, while Washington is in 6-AA.

STAT LINES:

Gabe Martin def Darby Hopper 6-3,6-1
Pierce Martin def Jonathan Gephardt 6-2, 6-1
Tyler Morris/Ronnie Jones def Trent Weaver/Jackson House 6-3, 6-0
Chloe Smith def 1 singles 6-3, 6-1
Amelia Lyons def 2 singles 6-2, 6-3 and
#2 doubles team of Emily Morris/Lauren Collins def 6-4, 6-0 to clinch the victory.

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