Eagles out of region tennis tournament

HARTWELL - Both Eastside teams were eliminated from advancing to the Class AAA state tennis tournament losing in the first round.

The Eastside girls were seeded No. 7 and had to take on No. 2 seed Franklin County.

The Eastside girls were unable to take on the challenge, losing all five matches.

On the boys side, the No. 6-seeded boys were able to win one match, 7-5, 6-4 by No. 2 singles Josh Miller, against No. 3 seed Morgan County but still fell out of contention, losing 4-1.

"It was a very successful season for our boys," Eastside coach Brian Saffold said. "Prior to the region tournament, we had a record of 6-7, compared to our one victory from last year. Hopefully, we will improve upon our record next year."

Jonesboro tops Alcovy boys in region tennis tourney

JONESBORO - The Alcovy boys tennis team beat Mount Zion in the final region match of the season but failed to continue the momentum in the Region 4-AAAA tournament.

Alcovy lost to Jonesboro 4-1 with the No. 2 doubles team of Linden Gonzalez and Jake Cowan providing the team with their only win.

In Tuesday's match against Mount Zion, Alcovy won 4-1 with coming from No. 2 singles Jay Anderson, No. 3 singles Ryan Azar, No. 1 doubles of Conner Avery and Jay Locklair along with Gonzalez and Cowan.

Georgia sends Yoculan out with 10th title

LINCOLN, Neb. - It was a perfect start and finish for Courtney Kupets, and a perfect ending to Suzanne Yoculan's 26-year career at Georgia.

The Gym Dogs sent out their retiring coach with a fifth straight national title and record 10th overall at the NCAA Women's Gymnastics Championships on Friday night.

Kupets, who won her third all-around title in four years on Thursday, opened the evening with a 10 on the uneven bars and wrapped up her collegiate career with a 10 on the vault.

As Kupets stuck her final landing, Yoculan pumped her fist, let out a 'Yes,' and raced to embrace the woman Alabama coach Sarah Patterson calls the 'queen of college gymnastics.'