By MICHAEL ALEXANDER, Staff Photographer | Published April 19, 2007
Blessed Trinity High School, Roswell, defeated Region 6-AAAA opponent, Marist School, as they squared off in their final match of the regular reason. The Region 5-AAA school won four out of the five matches on the Marist courts.
In number one singles, freshman Elizabeth Sims defeated her opponent 6-4, 6-2. Sims has been playing the number one spot most of the season since Mary Claire Slade injured her shoulder in early March.
In number two singles, Amanda Barnes defeated Marist’s Alyssa Gale 6-2, 6-4, while Blessed Trinity’s number three singles player Loren Ramsey defeated Carlee Demetree 6-4, 6-3.
In number one doubles, Blessed Trinity seniors Colleen Storey and Lauren Dempsey won their match 6-4, 6-1. Marist’s Kristina Lambis and Kelly Ann Gorman prevailed in the number two doubles match in three sets after winning the third-set tie break.
Marist ends the regular season with a record of 10-7, and while Marist may not be the team they’ve been over the last few years, the fact remains the defending champs hold the last 12 consecutive state titles for their region. The Blessed Trinity victory capped off a 12-3 regular season, which can only bolster the team’s confidence.
Regional tennis play began for both teams this week. Marist defeated St. Pius X High School 3-1 in the regional semifinals on Monday, April 16. At press time Marist was playing North Springs High School for the region championship and Blessed Trinity High School was traveling to The Westminster Schools for their first region match.