JOHNS CREEK, Ga. — William and Reed Academy’s boys tennis team won the Georgia Independent School Association Boys Tennis Class AAA State Championship title April 23.
The team competed in single-elimination bracket play at the John Drew Tennis Center in Macon. This is the school’s third consecutive team state championship title since starting an athletic program three years ago.
In addition, on April 16, 2019 Nikhil Nemani won the Boys State Individual Singles Championship Tournament, while Solomon Crouch and Asa Wong won the Boys State Individual Doubles Tournament. On the same day, Hayden Smith placed second in the state for singles during the Girls State Individual Tournament.
Carter McKenzie, William and Reed Academy’s tennis coach and GISA three-time Coach of the Year, said he is humbled by the players’ success during the school’s third State Championship title run.
“I am extremely proud of their performance on the court,” McKenzie said. “However, what stands out most is how the players represented themselves and the school off the court. It has been amazing to watch the boys’ journey; from winning state their first year to staying hungry throughout their three-year run.”
Solomon Crouch, William and Reed Academy’s only senior tennis player, expressed his thoughts about his team and success over the last three years.
“This year seemed more competitive, which made the year-end state tournaments more meaningful and challenging,” Crouch said. “The chemistry of the team this year felt really cohesive; there was a great team effort this year. Being a senior, I am incredibly proud to help build such a strong program over the last three years… expect to see more of these players in years to come.”
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