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CA tennis duo wins GISA state doubles title

MACON- The Crisp Academy tennis team had a strong showing at the GISA AA individual state tennis tournament held on Monday and Tuesday, including a state title in the boys’ doubles competition.

The number one Wildcat doubles team, consisting of Nathan Willis and Dillon Easterlin, won the state championship in the boys’ doubles tournament. Additionally, Crisp Academy’s number two doubles team of Trey Williams and Andrew Willis made it to the quarterfinal round of the tournament, where a team from Brentwood defeated them two sets to one.

In the singles tournament, Rachel Hopper made it into the quarterfinals of the girls’ bracket after defeating Citizens Christian Academy’s Ivy Roberts in the first round. Hopper fell to the eventual state champion in the quarterfinals. Landon Jacobs was the lone representative for Crisp in the boys’ singles tournament. He was defeated in the first round of the tournament by CCA’s Payton Bradshaw two sets to one.

All CA match results from state:

Girls Singles:

  • Rachel Hopper (CA) defeated Ivy Roberts (CCA) 6-0, 6-0
  • Nicole Eigbedion (Notre Dame) def Hopper (CA) 6-0, 6-0

Boys Singles:

  • Payton Bradshaw (CCA) def Landon Jacobs (CA) 3-6, 6-2, 6-1

Boys Doubles:

  • Trey Williams/Andrew Willis (CA) def Caleb Bagley/Hogan Doyle (CCA) 6-0, 6-0
  • Marshall Hodges/Nic Everett (Brentwood) def Williams/Willis (CA) 6-4, 3-6, 6-2
  • Nathan Willis/Dillon Easterlin (CA) bye for first round
  • Nathan Willis/Dillon Easterlin (CA) def Thomas Wilkerson/Austin Wilkerson (Briarwood) 6-4, 6-4
  • Willis/Easterlin (CA) def Albert Stringer/Brent Johnson (Westwood) 6-4, 7-5
  • Willis/Easterlin (CA) def Riley Powers/Austin Clay (Oak Mtn) 6-2, 6-0

Crisp Academy’s participants in the GISA AA individual state tennis tournament. Pictured left to right are Rachel Hopper, Nathan Willis, Trey Williams, Andrew Willis, Landon Jacobs and Dillon Easterlin.