Tennis blog: Chamblee, Pace Academy & Telfair County cap 2019 season with championship sweeps

The conclusion of the GHSA Tennis State Tournament on Tuesday marks the end of the 2019 season. Here’s a lookback at this year’s winners and the season that was.

In Class AAAAAAA boys, the Brookwood Broncos swept North Cobb 3-0 to claim the program’s eighth team state championships since 1996 and first since 2014. On the girls side, Lambert defeated Milton 3-2 to capture the program’s first state title. The Longhorns are also the first girls team other than Walton to win Georgia’s highest classification since Roswell in 2012; Milton defeated the Raiders in the semis.

Defending state champion Johns Creek clinched the boys Class AAAAAA championship for its fourth all-time and the Cambridge girls took home their third all-time title. In Class AAAAA, Chamblee swept titles. For the boys, it was the Bulldogs’ first championship since 1998 and for the girls, it was their third-straight and third all-time championship.

The North Oconee boys successfully defended their Class AAAA championship, but Marist denied the North Oconee girls victory in their finals showdown and added an 18th all-time state championship to their shelf.

The Pace Academy boys and girls each defeated Lovett 3-2 in the Class AAA finals. It was the Knights’ first state title since 2002 and it was the Lady Knights’ first since 2001.

Rockmart’s boys became first-ever champions in Class AA and the Bleckley County girls won their third-straight Class AA crown. Telfair County joined Chamblee and Pace Academy as one of the three schools that saw their boys and girls teams sweep the titles this week. It was the first state title in program history for the girls and a second-straight championship for the Telfair County boys.

As for Class A-Private, the Stratford Academy boys won their fourth state title since 2015 and third straight and the Brookstone girls won the program’s 10th all-time state title.