Varsity Tennis - Girls

May 11, 2012

Pisgah Girl's Tennis Wins Second Consecutive State Title

The Mount Pisgah girl’s tennis team captured their second consecutive GHSA Class A championship on Friday. The Patriots, who were ranked No. 1 in Class A for the entire season, defeated Wesleyan 4-0 in the championship match. Pisgah (21-1) easily defeated Savannah Christian 5-0 in the semifinal earlier on Friday.

Against Wesleyan Taylor Carlson (No. 2 singles) and Samantha Russell (No. 3 singles) won singles points for Pisgah. The doubles teams of Cissy Jamieson and Nicole Peters (No. 1 doubles) and the sister team of Blanca and Ines Tarrago (No. 2 doubles) also earned points to seal the win. No. 1 singles player Aryn Greene was leading her match when the Lady Patriots clinched the title.

“When we finally won it all our girls were really happy but I didn't see the ‘going wild’ behavior I saw last year. I believe that's because they were confident all along that they would be there. It was more like the pride you see when you accomplish your goals,” said Head Coach Ken Bomar.

The team may have really won the state championship in the quarterfinals when Pisgah defeated Mt. Paran 3-2. Mt. Paran is the only team to have defeated the Lady Patriots over the past two seasons. Playing without Greene, Pisgah lost to the Eagles 3-2 on March 13th.

“Our girls were pretty disappointed [after the loss to Mt. Paran] but I can see now that it was a good thing in the long run. It was a wake-up call for our girls to see that it was possible for them to lose. They started pointing toward a rematch with Mount Paran. After we won the Region they immediately looked at the state bracket and saw that they could meet Mount Paran again in the quarterfinals. When we played them the second time we won 3-2 and I believe that was probably the toughest match of the season for us,” said Bomar.

The Patriots opened the playoffs with a 4-0 win over Walker and then posted a 3-0 win over Prince Avenue Christian in the second round.

After going undefeated in 2011, Pisgah beefed up its non-Region schedule to take on the likes of AAAAA schools Milton, Alpharetta and Centennial; AAAA school Dunwoody; and AA teams No. 8 Lovett and No. 1 Blessed Trinity. Blessed Trinity won the AA state title and Lovett and Milton each reached the state quarterfinals.

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Match Results

Semifinals

Pisgah 5-Savannah Christian 0

No. 1 Singles-Aryn Greene won 6-0, 6-0

No. 2 Singles-Taylor Carlson won 6-0, 6-0

No. 3 Singles-Samantha Russell won 6-0, 6-0

No. 1 Doubles-Cissy Jamieson and Nicole Peters won 6-1, 6-1

No.2 Doubles-Blanca Tarrago and Ines Tarrago won 6-0, 6-0.

Finals

Pisgah 4-Wesleyan 0

No. 1 Singles-Aryn Greene did not finish, was leading 6-4, 3-1

No. 2 Singles-Taylor Carlson won 6-3, 6-0

No. 3 Singles-Samantha Russell won 6-2, 6-3

No. 1 Doubles-Cissy Jamieson and Nicole Peters won 7-5, 6-4

No. 2 Doubles-Blanca Tarrago and Ines Tarrago won 6-1, 6-1

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May 4, 2012

Lady Patriots Advance to Final Four

The Mount Pisgah girl's tennis team advanced to the Final Four of the GHSA playoffs on Thursday with a 3-2 win over Mt. Paran. In a hard-fought match the No. 1 rank Patriots defeated No. 2 Mt. Paran when Aryn Green won the No. 1 singles match 6-2, 6-3. The defending state champions will now play either Savannah Christian or Bacon County in the state semifinals.

The sister team of Blanca and Ines Tarrago picked up Pisgah's first point winning at No.2 doubles 6-3, 6-0. Taylor Carlson (No. 2 singles) lost her match 3-6, 3-6 to even things at one point each. Samantha Russell picked up another point for the Patriots at No. 3 singles winning 7-6, 6-1. After losing the first set, the No. 1 doubles team of Nicole Peters and Cissy Jamieson battled back to win the second set, but dropped the third set to give another point to Mt. Paran (2-6, 6-4, 2-6).

The Final Four matches will be held at the Clayton County Tennis Center in Jonesboro on Friday, May 11.

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May 2, 2012

Boys and Girls Tennis to Host State Quarterfinals

The Pisgah boy's and girl's tennis teams will host their quarterfinal matches in the GHSA Class A tournament. The No. 1 ranked girl's will host Mount Paran Thursday, May 2, at 4 p.m. at the Country Club of Roswell. The Lady Patriots will be looking for some payback for a loss to Mount Paran earlier this season. Mount Paran is the only team to have defeated Pisgah, the defending state champions, in the past two seasons.

The girl's team reached the quarterfinals with an easy 3-0 win over Prince Avenue Christian on Tuesday. Taylor Carlson (No. 1 singles) and Samantha Russell (No. 2 singles) both won 6-0, 6-0. Blanca and Ines Tarrago won the third point (No. 2 doubles) with a 6-1, 6-2 victory. When the match ended Cissy Jamieson and Nicole Peters (No. 1 doubles) were leading 6-0, 5-4 and Katherine Gooding (No. 3 singles) had just begun with a 1-0 lead.

The No. 3 boy's team will play the winner of the Darlington/Whitefield Academy match. The match will most likely be held on Monday, May 7 at home (Country Club of Roswell).

April 25, 2012

Girls Tennis Breezes into Second Round

The No. 1 ranked Pisgah girls tennis team efficiently breezed through Walker Schoolon Tuesday in the first round of the state tournament, taking a 4-0 win in less than an hour.
 
Next up for the Lady Patriots is Prince Avenue Christian. That match will be played on Tuesday, May 1 at the Country Club of Roswell.
 
Here are the individual results from Tuesday's match:
 
1S-Aryn Greene, won 6-0, 6-0; 2S-Taylor Carlson, won 6-0, 6-0; 3S-Samantha Russell, match did not start; 1D-Nicole Peters/Cissy Jamieson, won 6-1, 6-2; Blanca Tarrago/Ines Tarrago, won 6-2, 6-1.
 
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April 20, 2012

Pisgah Tennis Sweeps Region Tournaments

The Mount Pisgah boy's and girl's tennis teams swept the Region 5-A tournaments this week. Both teams are ranked No. 1 in the state and will hold the No. 1 seed from Region 5 when the state playoffs begin next week.

The boys's team defeated No. 3 Pace 3-2 in a hard-faught match that took three days to complete. After starting the match on Tuesday, rain ended play on Tuesday and kept the teams from resuming on Wednesday. Finally on Thursday the teams were able to return to the courts.

When play resumed the Patriots held two points from the No. 1 (Brian Krouskos) and No. 2 sinlges matches (Sam Edwards), but had lost at the No. 3 singles postition. On Thursday, the No. 2 doubles of team lost, leaving the match in the hands of No. 1 doubles team Will Jamieson and Taylor Ayers., who had dropped the first set 6-2. Fortunately, Jamieson and Ayers rallied on Thursday winning the final two sets 6-3, 6-4. 

The girls team breezed through the tournament with relative ease winning all three matches 3-0.

In the first round of the state playoffs the girls will host Walker on Tuesday, April 24, at 4 p.m. at the Country Club of Roswell. The boys will host First Presbyterian Day on Wednesday, April 25, at 3:30 p.m., also at the Country Club of Roswell.

Complete results from the Region tournament are below.

Boys
First round, boys won 3-0 vs Fellowship Christian -- 1S-Brian Krouskos, won 6-0, 6-0; 2S-Sam Edwards, won 6-0, 6-0; 1D-Will Jamieson/Tayler Ayers, won 6-2, 6-0; other matches were in progress but we were leading in both.
Second round, boys won 3-0 vs Holy Innocents -- 2S-Sam Edwards, won 6-0, 6-0; 1D-Will Jamieson/Tayler Ayers, won 6-0, 6-1; 2D-Clayton Farmer/Mike Reinsel, won 6-3, 6-2; other matches were in progress but we were leading in one and down in the other. 
Third round (finals), boys won 3-2 vs Pace -- 1S-Brian Krouskos, won 6-1, 6-0; 2S-Sam Edwards, won 6-1, 6-0; 3S-Ross Hudgins, lost 6-2, 6-2; 1D-Will Jamieson/Tayler Ayers won 2-6, 6-3, 6-4; Mike Reinsel/Clayton Farmer, lost 3-6, 6-3, 7-6(2).
 
Girls
First round, girls won 3-0 vs Galloway -- 1S-Taylor Carlson won 6-0, 6-0; 2S-Samantha Russell, won 6-0, 6-0; 2D-Blanca Tarrago/Ines Tarrago, won 6-0, 6-0; other matches were in progress but we were leading in both of them.
Second round, girls won 3-0 vs Providence -- 3S-Samantha Russell, won 6-0, 6-0; 1D-Nicole Peters/Cissy Jamieson, won 6-2, 6-0; 3D-Blanca Tarrago/Ines Tarrago, won 6-0, 6-0; other matches were in progress but we were leading in both.
Third round (finals), girls won 3-0 vs Wesleyan -- 1S-Aryn Greene, won 6-4, 6-0; 2S-Taylor Carlson, won 6-1, 6-0; 2D-Blanca Tarrago/Ines Tarrago, won 6-0, 6-3; other matches were in progress but we were leading in both.
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March 29, 2012

Tennis Teams Roll Past Fellowship

The Mount Pisgah boys and girls tennis teams easily defeated Felowship on Wednesday. The No. 1 ranked boys (10-2) won 4-1, while the No.1 ranked girls (11-1) won 5-0.

Our girls won 5-0, pushing their record to 11-1, while our boys won 4-1 and have a 10-2 record going into the break. Of special note was Isaac Hram fighting through severe leg cramps to finish out his match even though no one would have blamed him for retiring.

Here are the individual results from the match:

Girls - 1S-Aryn Greene, won 6-0, 6-0; 2S-Samantha Russell, won 6-0, 6-0; 3S-Taylor Carlson, won 6-0, 6-0; 1D-Nicole Peters/Cissy Jamieson, won 6-2, 6-0; 2D-Sarah Chapdelaine/Blanca Tarrago, won 6-2, 6-0.

Boys - 1S-Brian Krouskos, won 6-0, 6-1; 2S-Sam Edwards, won 6-0, 6-0; 3S-Isaac Hram, lost 7-5, 6-3; 1D-Tayler Ayers/Will Jamieson, won 6-0, 6-2; 2D-John McDonough/Clayton Farmer, won 6-1, 6-1.

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March 23, 2012

Pisgah Tennis Dominates Dunwoody

The Mount Pisgah boys and girls tennis teams rolled past AAAA Dunwoody High School yesterday by identical 5-0 scores. The No. 1 ranked girls team is now 10-1 overall and the No. 1 ranked boys are 9-2.

Here are the individual scores from the Dunwoody matches:

Girls - 1S-Aryn Greene, won 6-0, 6-1; 2S-Taylor Carlson, won 6-0, 6-0; 3S-Samantha Russell, 6-0, 6-1; 1D-Nicole Peters/Cissy Jamieson, won 6-3, 6-3; 2D-Caroline Hall/Katherine Gooding, won 6-0, 6-0.

Boys - 1S-Brian Krouskos, won 6-0, 6-2; 2S-Sam Edwards, won 6-0, 6-0; 3S-Ross Hudgins, won 6-3, 6-3; 1D-Will Jamieson/Tayler Ayers, won 6-1, 6-2; 2D-Clayton Farmer/Mike Reinsel, won 6-4, 7-5.

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March 22, 2012

Tennis Teams Roll Past Providence

The Mount Pisgah boys and girls tennis teams picked up impressive wins on Tuesday against Providence Christian. The No. 1 ranked girls won 5-0 and pushed their season record to 9-1. The No. 1 ranked boys won 4-1 and now are 8-2 overall.

Here are the individual results:

Girls - 1S-Aryn Greene, won 3-6, 7-6(8), (2); 2S-Samantha Russell, won 6-0, 6-0; 3S-Taylor Carlson, won 6-2, 6-0; 1D-Caroline Hall/Katherine Gooding, won 6-0, 6-0; 2D-Ines Tarrago/Cissy Jamieson, won 6-2, 6-0.

Boys - 1S-Sam Edwards, won 6-0, 6-1; 2S-Jonathan Villwock, lost 7-5, 4-6, (-2); 3S-Ross Hudgins, won 6-0, 6-0; 1D-Will Jamieson/Tayler Ayers, won 6-1, 6-0; 2D-Isaac Hram/John McDonough, won 5-7, 6-2, (8).

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March 15, 2012

Pisgah Tennis Knocks Off Blessed Trinity

The Pisgah boys and girls tennis teams upset AA Blessed Trinity on Wednesday. Just 24 hours after losing to end a 26 match winning streak, the No. 1 ranked Lady Patriot (8-1) swept the two-time defending girls Class AA state champ 5-0. It was the first loss of the season for the Blessed Trinity girls, who are ranked No. 1 in AA.

The Pisgah boys (7-2) won another hard-fought match 3-2 against the Titans, who are ranked No. 2 in AA. Singles players Brian Krouskos, Sam Edwards and Jonathan Villwock all won their matches to lead the Patriots.

Here are the individual results from the Blessed Trinity matches:

Boys - 1S-Brian Krouskos, won 6-3, 6-2; 2S-Sam Edwards, won 5-7, 6-0, 7-6 (3); 3S-Jonathan Villwock, won 7-5, 6-2; 1D-Will Jamieson/Ross Hudgins, lost 4-6, 6-7(9); 2D-Isaac Hram/John McDonough, lost 4-6, 2-6.

Girls - 1S-Aryn Greene, won 6-0, 6-1; 2S-Taylor Carlson, won 6-4, 6-2; 3S-Samantha Russell, won 6-2, 7-5; 1D-Nicole Peters/Cissy Jamieson, won 4-6, 7-5, 6-2; 2D-Ines Tarrago/Blanca Tarrago, won 6-4, 6-2.

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March 14, 2012

No. 1 Girls Tennis Upset by Mount Paran

The Pisgah girls tennis team saw their 26 match win streak snapped on Tuesday with a 3-2 loss at No. 6 Mount Paran. The Lady Patriots last loss was in the quarterfinals of the state tournament in 2010. Mount Paran had a surprisingly strong set of singles players according to Head Coach Ken Bomar. The Eagles swept the three singles positions, while Pisgah took both doubles points.

The No. 1 ranked Pisgah boys came on strong to take a 4-1 win.

Boys - 1S-Brian Krouskos, won 6-0, 6-1; 2S-Will Jamieson, won 6-1, 6-0; 3S-Isaac Hram, won 6-2, 7-6(5); 1D-Ross Hudgins/John McDonough, lost 1-6, 6-4 (8); 2D-Clayton Farmer/Aaron Payne, won 8-2.

Girls - 1S-Ines Tarrago, lost 3-6, 3-6; 2S-Samantha Russell, lost 4-6, 6-7(7); 3S-Taylor Carlson, lost 1-8; 1D-Nicole Peters/Cissy Jamieson, won 8-2; Caroline Hall/Katherine Gooding, won 8-1.

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March 9, 2012

Pisgah Tennis Clinches Sub-Region Title

The Pisgah boys and girls tennis teams both clinched the Region 5E-A title on Thursday with convincing wins over Wesleyan. The No. 1 ranked girls (7-0, 4-0) cruised 5-0 and the No. 1 ranked boys (5-2, 4-0) won 3-2.

Next week Pisgah travels to Mount Paran on Tuesday and plays Blessed Trinity on Wednesday (boys at Country club of Roswell, girls at Blessed Trinity). The Mount Paran girls are currently ranked No. 6 in the state. The Blessed Trinity boys are currently ranked No. 4 in AA, while the girls are ranked No. 2.

Results from Thursday:

Girls - 1S-Aryn Greene, won 6-2, 6-1; 2S-Taylor Carlson, won 6-0, 6-1; 3S-Samantha Russell, won 6-1, 6-0; 1D-Nicole Peters/Cissy Jamieson, won 7-6(2), 5-7, (8); 2D-Blanca Tarrago/Ines Tarrago won 6-0, 6-0.

Boys - 1S-Brian Krouskos, won 6-1, 6-2; 2S-Sam Edwards, won 6-1, 6-0; 3S-Will Jamieson, won 6-2, 6-2; 1D-Tayler Ayers/Mike Reinsel, lost 2-6, 2-6; 2D-Clayton Farmer/Ross Hudgins, lost 2-6, 3-6.

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March 8, 2012

Pisgah Tennis Splits with Milton

The Pisgah tennis teams split matches against Milton Hing School on Wednesday, with the girls winning 3-2 and the boys losing 3-2. This was the second straight match against AAAAA competition for the Patriots.

"Our girls showed once again that they are indeed one of the strongest teams in Georgia and the boys fought hard but came up a little short against outstanding competition," said head coach Ken Bomar. Pisgah girls are now 6-0 overall (25 straight wins spanning two seasons) and the boys are 4-2. Milton boys are undefeated (4-0) and the Milton girls' loss to the Patriots was their first of the season (3-1). Here are the individual results of the Milton matches:

Girls - 1S-Blanca Tarrago, lost 3-6 2-6; 2S-Samantha Russell, won 6-2, 6-0; 3S-Taylor Carlson, won 6-0, 6-0; 1D-Nicole Peters/Cissy Jamieson, lost 6-3, 4-6, 3-6; 2D-Caroline Hall/Katherine Gooding, won 6-1, 6-3.

Boys - 1S-Brian Krouskos, won 7-6, 4-6, (6); 2S-Will Jamieson, won 3-6, 6-2, (6); 3S-Mike Reinsel, lost 1-6, 1-6; 1D-Tayler Ayers/Ross Hudgins, lost 1-6, 3,6; 2D-Clayton Farmer/Nick Martin, lost 1-6, 2-6.

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March 2, 2012

Pisgah Girls Upset Alpharetta - Boys Fall in Close Match

Pisgah tennis took another step toward establishing itself as one of the premier programs in Georgia this afternoon against perennial powerhouse Alpharetta H.S. The Pisgah girls surprised Alpharetta, ranked No. 6 in AAAAA, with a 5-0 victory. The Lady Patriots (5-0, 3-0 Region 5E-A) won each individual match in straight sets.
 
The boys lost an extremely hard fought match 3-2 against 2nd ranked Alpharetta (AAAAA). The Patriots are now 4-1 for the season and 3-0 in the sub-region.
 
Girls - 1S-Aryn Greene, won 6-1, 6-0; 2S-Taylor Carlson, won 6-3, 7-5; 3S-Samantha Russell, won 6-0, 6-0; 1D-Nicole Peters/Cissy Jamieson, won 7-5, 6-2; 2D-Blanca Tarrago/Ines Tarrago, won 6-1, 6-1.
 
Boys - 1S-Sam Edwards, lost 6-2, 6-3; 2S-Brian Krouskos, won 6-4, 3-6, (6); 3S-Will Jamieson, won 6-4, 1-6, (3); 1D-Tayler Ayers/Mike Reinsel, lost 6-3, 6-3; 2D-Ross Hudgins/Jonathan Villwock, lost 6-2, 6-1.
 
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February 24, 2012

Pisgah Tennis Upsets Lovett

The No.1 ranked Pisgah's boys and girls tennis team chalked up their third straight win on Thursday over Class AA Lovett School. It was the first loss for the Lovett boys after a 4-0 team start. Pisgah's boys won at all three singles spots, but lost the two doubles positions for a 3-2 team win. The girls won all five positions with relative ease. The Lovett boys were ranked No. 2 in AA, while the girls were ranked No. 3.

Here are the individual results:

Boys -- 1S-Sam Edwards, won, 6-2, 6-1; 2S-Brian Krouskos, won, 6-1, 6-1; 3S-Will Jamieson, won, 6-0, 6-1; 1D-Tayler Ayers/Jonathon Villwock, lost 6-1, 3-6, 3-6; 2D-Clayton Farmer/Ross Hudgins, lost 6-7(5), 6-1.

Girls -- 1S-Aryn Greene, won 6-1, 6-1; 2S-Samantha Russell, won 6-2, 6-1; 3S-Taylor Carlson, won 6-0, 6-1; 1D-Nicole Peters/Blanca Tarrago, won 6-0, 6-1; 2D-Katherine Gooding/Caroline Hall, won 6-0, 6-4.

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February 16, 2012

Both Tennis Teams Improve to 2-0

Both the boys and girls varsity tennis teams posted impressive wins against St. Francis on Wednesday afternoon. The girls won 5-0, while the boys came away with a 4-1 win. This was the second straight sub-region 5A victory for the Patriots.

Pisgah will host its first home match of the season on Thursday at 4 p.m. against sub-Region opponent Pinecrest. The match will be played at the Country Club of Roswell.

Wednesday's results:

Girls -- 1S-Aryn Greene, won 6-1, 6-0; 2S-Samantha Russell, won 6-0, 6-0; 3S-Katherine Gooding won 6-1, 6-0; 1D-Nicole Peters/Cissy Jamieson, won 6-1, 6-0.

Boys -- 1S-Sam Edwards, lost 7-6(8), 6-4; 2S-Brian Krouskos, won 6-0, 6-0; 3S-Jonathan Villwock, won 6-2, 6-0; 1D-Will Jamieson/Clayton Farmer, won 6-0, 6-0; 2D-Nick Martin/Isaac Hram, won 6-1, 6-0.

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February 9, 2012

Pisgah Tennis Opens With Win

The Pisgah boys and girls tennis teams opened the season this afternoon with impressive wins over Providence Christian in the first sub-Region 5A match of the year. The girls won 4-1 despite not having Aryn Greene and Sam Russell, who were undefeated at singles last season. The boys posted a strong 5-0 win, led by the three singles positions who lost only one game between them.

Here are the individual results:

Girls

1S-Blanca Tarrago, lost 6-1, 6-2; 2S-Taylor Carlson, won 6-0, 6-1; 3S-Caroline Hall, won 6-0, 6-0; 1D-Nicole Peters/Cissy Jamieson, won 6-1, 6-2; 2D-Sarah Chapdelaine/Ines Tarrago, won 6-4, 6-2.

Boys

1S-Sam Edwards, won 6-0, 6-0; 2S-Brian Krouskos, won 6-0, 6-0; 3S-Will Jamieson, won 6-0, 6-1; 1D-Mike Reinsel/Tayler Ayers, won 6-1, 6-2; 2D-Jonathan Villwock/John McDonough, won 6-2, 6-1.

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Pisgah Girls Set to Defend State Tennis Championship

The 2012 Mount Pisgah girls varsity tennis team will have a lot to live up to. Not only did the 2011 team bring home the first-ever GHSA state championship for Mount Pisgah in any sport, but they also finished with a 19-0 team record, the only undefeated Class A girls team in Georgia. Along the way, they racked up an eye-popping individual match record of 81-3.  To make their accomplishments even more impressive, they did it with only one senior on the squad.

It will be difficult to match those feats in spring 2012, though. In addition to competing in what is regarded as the strongest top-to-bottom Region in Georgia, the schedule has been beefed up to include defending Class AA state champ Blessed Trinity as well as two Class AAAAA schools – Alpharetta HS and Milton HS.

The 2012 Patriots will again be led by number one singles player Aryn Greene, now a sophomore. Six of last season’s seven starters also return. To bolster the already-deep roster, three tournament-tested freshmen are expected to join the team.  “These girls know that being the state champs means that all their opponents will be looking to upset them this year,” said Head Coach Ken Bomar. “We will go into this season understanding that what we did last year is now behind us and we have to prove ourselves all over again. I think we have the caliber of girls who can accomplish this.”

Pisgah tennis tryouts will begin on Tuesday, Jan. 16, with the first match Feb. 9 against Providence Christian Academy. For more information on the Pisgah tennis program contact Coach Bomar at kbomar@mountpisgahschool.org

 

May 9, 2011

Lady Patriots Capture State Championship

The Mount Pisgah Christian School girl’s tennis team captured the GHSA Class A state championship on Saturday with a 3-0 win over Pace Academy. The Patriots, who entered the state tournament ranked No. 1, finished the season 19-0. This was the first state championship for the school in any sport since moving to GHSA five years ago.

"What a terrific feeling it was when Samantha Russell won the point that actually clinched the championship. It had looked like it was going to happen since early in the match but there was a surge of excitement from our team and all our supporters when it finally happened. There was a combination of tears and shrieks of joy -- sometimes both at the same time," said head coach Ken Bomar.

The real excitement came in the semifinal match against No. 2 Brookstone, which Pisgah won 3-2. The Lady Patriots found themselves in an early hole, after losing both doubles matches.

"Brookstone was a mature, experienced team. They were all quite physically imposing -- several were 5-8 to 5-11 tall and did not look like kids,” said Bomar. “They were strong at every position and were obviously the toughest test we had all season.”

Taylor Carlson got the Patriots on the board winning her match at No. 3 singles 6-2, 6-0. Samantha Russell tied the score with a 6-4, 6-3 win at No. 2 singles. Which left things up to freshman Aryn Greene in the No. 1 singles position. Greene lost the first set 6-7 (9-7) to senior, and Notre Dame signee, Katherine White.

“When I found out I was the last match I was excited. I thought it would be cool to all come down on me. I felt like I could handle the pressure,” Greene said. “I tried to relax and give myself the best opportunity to win.”

"Aryn's match was one of the best high school matches I have ever had the pleasure of watching,” said Bomar of the two and a half hour match. “By the time we realized it was all coming downs to Aryn’s match it was starting to get very warm and both girls were expending a lot of energy on the court. It started to be pretty clear that Katherine was getting tired and showed signs of cramping. She took a medical timeout and they worked on her leg but it was obvious that she was having trouble moving."

He continued, "When the match ended Katherine was spent and Aryn could have gone another set. It was interesting that spectators from other schools and matches around the complex had come to this court and were standing four to five deep just to watch what was going on."

In the end Greene won 6-7, 6-3, 6-1 and sent Pisgah to the finals against region rival Pace. The Patriots had defeated Pace twice earlier in the season, and Saturday’s outcome was no different.

“Our girls just went out and took care of business and the championship was ours. Our three singles girls only lost one game and we were off the court in less than an hour," said Bomar.

Against Pace Greene won 6-0, 6-0; Russell won 6-1, 6-0; and Carlson won 6-0, 6-0.

"Our girls had talked about winning the state championship since the beginning of the season but I don't think anyone knew what that really meant. I kept telling them not to worry about winning the state and if they just won the next match the rest of the season would take care of itself,” said Bomar. “As we moved into the second half of the season and had convincingly beaten the teams usually considered to be very strong, it looked like we had something pretty special going on. I've got to give our girls credit for staying focused. We closed each practice with prayer and I have to believe this helped us. If they felt any pressure from being undefeated, they didn't show it."

 

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Pictured (L to R): Assistant Coach Libby Geiselmayr, Elizabeth Knight, Emily Knight, Cissy Jamieson, Nicole Peters, Head Coach Ken Bomar, Taylor Carlson, Carlota Tarrago, Sarah Chapdelaine, Samantha Russell, Aryn Greene.

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April 29, 2011

Pisgah Tennis Reaches Semifinals

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Head Coach: Ken Bomar

KBomar@mountpisgahschool.org

770-403-4657

Assistant Coach: Libby Geiselmayr

LGeiselmayr@mountpisgahschool.org

 

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