Georgia Bulletin

The Newspaper of the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta

Members of Athens' Monsignor Donovan High School championship tennis teams include (kneeling, l-r) Anna Story, Lori Hanna, Abby Johnson, Wells Scott, Eric Diaz, Luke Brackman, Eric Impeduglia, (standing, l-r) Emily Sullivan, Rachel Terns, Mary Kate Fetch, Shelley Killeen, first-year Coach Michael Williams, Phillip Scherer, Ben Cramer and James Miller.  


Catholic Schools Take State Tennis Championships

By MICHAEL ALEXANDER, Staff Photographer | Published May 13, 2010

The Monsignor Donovan High School girls and boys tennis teams were the Georgia Independent School Association (GISA) Region 1AA state runner-up and state champion, respectively, after their April 28 matches at the Newman Tennis Center, Augusta. After defeating Tiftarea Academy, Chula, in the semifinal round, the girls defeated Bulloch Academy, Statesboro, in the finals. The boys also defeated Tiftarea Academy in the semifinal round, and they defeated Heritage Christian Academy, Brunswick, in the finals.

Members of the Marist state championship team include (sitting, l-r) Meghan Flinn, Lauren Creel, Erin McDevitt (2nd row, standing, l-r)) Madeline Hawkins, Lauren McMurray, Mary Elizabeth Shutley, Emma BeMiller, Shannon Murdy, Kelsey Williams, Katherine Deily, Meggi Lienhard and (back row, l-r) Elizabeth Vermillion and coach Father Francis Kissel.

On Saturday, May 8, at the Clayton County International Park Tennis Center, the Marist School varsity girls tennis team defeated Evans High School, Evans, 3-0 in the semifinals of the Class AAAA state tournament, and then they defeated Bainbridge High School, Bainbridge, 3-0 to win their 20th state title, which is a girls tennis record in the state of Georgia.