Sardis girls win tennis sectional; Southside, GCHS boys finish second


The Sardis girls finished first and Southside and Gadsden City boys came in second place at the AHSAA tennis sectional meets on Thursday, April 20.
All three teams will compete at the state tournament next week in Mobile.
At the Class 4A Section 6 Meet at Boaz, the Lady Lions finished four points ahead of Donoho for first place. In singles play for Sardis, No. 1 Caroline Johnson (pictured above) defeated Claire Hillman of Donoho, 6-3, 6-2; No. 2 McKenzie Williams Sardis defeated Lily Grace Draper of Donoho, 6-3, 6-2; No. 3 Jayden Johnson defeated Mary Marshall Perry of Donoho, 6-2, 6-2; No. 4 Emily Humphries defeated Cyra Burkes of Douglas, 6-2, 6-2; and No. 6 Makala Holland lost to Donoho’s Anne Marie Harris, 7-5, 6-1.
In doubles play for the Lady Lions, Caroline Johnson/Jayden Johnson defeated Donoho’s
Hillman/Draper,1-6, 6-4, 10-2; and McKenzie Williams/Emily Humphries defeated Donoho’s Perry/Avery, 6-3, 6-3.
In the Class 5A Section 3 at Boaz for Southside, Cayden Reasoner and Hayden Bain finished runner-up in No. 2 and No. 4 singles, respectively, while Reeves Carter and Brody Burnett defeated Boaz’s Butler/Franks in doubles, 6-7, 6-4, 10-6.
For the Titans at the Class 6A Section 6 Meet at Gardendale, Mithum Rameshkupar defeated Cullman’s Cooper McCoy in No. 4 singles, while Nitin Nogarajam and Nathan Price, defeated Cullman’s Chaney/Cabri, Cullman in No. 1 doubles. Price, William Roberts, Everett Roberts and Sam Lockridge placed second in No. 2, No. 3, No. 5 and No. 6 singles, respectively.

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