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March 16, 2014

Viking Invitational

Norcross victorious, Rockdale runner-ups, in both boys and girls tennis

VALDOSTA — This weekend Lowndes High School hosted the 8th Annual Viking Invitational Tennis Tournament at McKey Park and Valdosta State's tennis courts.

Eight high schools from around the state of Georgia brought a boys’ and girls’ varsity tennis team to compete. All girls matches were played at Mckey Park (Harry B. Anderson Tennis Center) and boys matches were held at Valdosta State University.

Each site played an 8 team draw (Boys and Girls). Norcross was the top seeded team in each bracket as

defending champions from last year's Viking Invitational.

With many future collegiate tennis players competing  in both the boy’s and girl’s brackets, this was the most competitive draw in recent years.

Both Norcross teams repeated as tournament champions for the second year in a row, defeating Rockdale in both brackets' finals. Lowndes' boys placed 3rd by defeating Colquitt County (4-1), Bainbridge (3-2), and losing to Rockdale (2-3) in the semis while Lowndes' girls placed 4th by defeating Bainbridge (5-0) before losing to Rockdale County (2-3) and Brantley County (2-3).  

Tournament Results (Girls)

1st Place – Norcross

2nd Place – Rockdale County

3rd Place – Brantley County

4th Place – Lowndes

5th Place – Tift County

6th Place – Colquitt County

7th Place – Bainbridge

8th Place - Thomas County Central

 Tournament Results (Boys)

 1st – Norcross

2nd –Rockdale County

3rd – Lowndes

4th – Colquitt County

5th – Bainbridge

6th- Brantley County

7th – Tift County

8th – Thomas County Central

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