Tucker wins tennis region championships

The Tucker Tigers swept the Region 4-AAAAAA tennis championships for the second consecutive year.

The boys’ and girls’ teams won the region titles April 12 at Clayton County International Tennis Center. The boys defeated Drew, Forest Park and Jonesboro high schools on the way to the region title. The Tigers dominated their first two opponents but found themselves in a battle against Jonesboro in the championship match.

Tucker beat Jonesboro 5-0, but senior Shawn Lunde was in a close No. 1 singles match. After a back and forth match, Lunde won the No. 1 singles title in two sets and cliched the region title for Tucker. Junior Usman Jamal won his No. 2 singles match in straight sets, as well as senior Malik Shakir in No. 3 singles. The No. 1 doubles team of senior Revaz Sharma and sophomore Carter Foley and the No. 2 doubles team of junior Ben Shaver and junior Justin Thornton won their matches in straight sets.

The girls defeated Mt. Zion, Mundy’s Mill and Forest Park to win the region title. The girls, who entered the region tournament as a No. 1 seed, swept Forest Park 5-0 in the championship match. Autumn Clemons, Daelyn Turner and Summer Clemons all won their singles matches, as well as the doubles teams of seniors Kelsey Hayes and Sarah Penkava (No. 1 doubles) and junior Jade Wurapa and freshman Trinyty Turner.

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