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Blackwell signs with Piedmont

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Being No. 1 has paid off for Eastside's top single player Amanda Blackwell after committing to play tennis for DIII program Piedmont College. Blackwell was given honorable mention honors on the Region 8-AAAA team, was given the MVP award for the Eastside girls tennis team and served as a team captain. Showing support for Blackwell on her signing day are, from left, Bart Rouse, Lisa Blackwell(mother), Blackwell, Toney Blackwell(father) and Gloria Blackwell.

"Amanda has been a influential player for the Eastside tennis team," Eastside head coach Leah Carlisle said. "She will be missed."