Current weather

  • Clear sky
  • 37°
    Clear sky
  • Comment

Tennis teams brought back state awards

Posted: August 11, 2012 - 11:07pm
Special Photo  Braxton Hain (left) and brother Finley won the Sportsmanship Award in their age groups.  Special Photo 
Braxton Hain (left) and brother Finley won the Sportsmanship Award in their age groups.
Special Photo Braxton Hain (left) and brother Finley won the Sportsmanship Award in their age groups.
Special Photo Braxton Hain (left) and brother Finley won the Sportsmanship Award in their age groups.

A couple weeks ago, the Georgia Junior Tennis Championships were held in Macon, Ga. The event is sanctioned by the United States Tennis Association and attracts the state’s top junior teams. The Petersburg Racquet Club took a group of kids to the event and came away with some hardware. In the 18 and Under Advanced Gold Division (the highest level of competition), the team, captained by Cheri Hain, dominated the opposition. The team went a perfect 5-0 in team competition, winning 22 matches and losing only three. To illustrate just how well it played, the group won 46 sets and lost only nine for the entire tournament.

Blair Lasure, Kayla Hergott, Taylor Richards. Katie Krupp and Hollis Sherman played on the girls’ team. Boys team members included Samuel Dromsky, Colby Gandy, Justin Payton, Taylor Powell and Braxton Hain, the 16-year-old son of the team’s captain.

Another Hain was involved in the championships in Macon -- 10-year-old Finley Hain. His squad was not as successful as the 18 and Under group, but Finley did not leave Macon empty-handed. He and his older brother Braxton each were singled out for a very special award. Throughout the event, team captains were asked to nominate players from opposing teams for the Sportsmanship Award. This is a statewide award given to the player, in his or her age group, that demonstrates outstanding attitude and sportsmanship on the court. Braxton and Finley were each chosen as the Sportsmanship Award winners for their age groups.

Not only did our local players perform well on the court, they did so displaying the type of sportsmanship that any parent would be proud of.

This is a direct reflection of Braxton and Finley’s mom and coach, Cheri Hain.

Braxton is a junior at Greenbrier High School and Finley attends Riverside Elementary.

Congratulations to the entire CSRA Tennis Association on such a great showing, and to Braxton and Finley on their special awards.

  • Comment

Comments (2)

Kramer

A fine example--the Hain boys---all of them--their parents too.

I know these two yound people, the other brother Faulkner, also a fine player and sportsman, their parents Ronnie and Cheri Hain, and their grandparents, Carol and Chuck Camino. They are the best bunch of citizens, patriots, and sportspersons there are. They are rock solid friends and they are the kind of folks who take care of everybody else first and foremost. They put the community and their friends ahead of themselves.

The mother of the boys, Cheri, and the grandmother, Carol are legendary tennis players and tennis teachers. They have brought dozens of people into the sport and inspired hundreds.

The father (Ronnie) and grandfather (Chuck-Bubba) are tennis players too.

As competors, the Hains and the Caminos are super-charged. But they are great sports and they are kind hearted. They are gracious in defeat, even if that is rare. They are grateful when they win, which is often.

The grandfather of the boys, Chuck Bubba Camino is a lifelong public servant, including a distinguished career in the Air Force. He tried to get into the Army, but his intelligence scores were too high. He served us all in harms way and put his life on the line to preserve our way of life, but he won't tell you you about friends lost or the price he paid.

I am glad to see the 2 boys recognized, and through them the contribution of the entire family. Thanks Ashley for this.

Kramer

A fine example--the Hain boys---all of them--their parents too.

I know these two yound people, the other brother Faulkner, also a fine player and sportsman, their parents Ronnie and Cheri Hain, and their grandparents, Carol and Chuck Camino. They are the best bunch of citizens, patriots, and sportspersons there are. They are rock solid friends and they are the kind of folks who take care of everybody else first and foremost. They put the community and their friends ahead of themselves.

The mother of the boys, Cheri, and the grandmother, Carol are legendary tennis players and tennis teachers. They have brought dozens of people into the sport and inspired hundreds.

The father (Ronnie) and grandfather (Chuck-Bubba) are tennis players too.

As competors, the Hains and the Caminos are super-charged. But they are great sports and they are kind hearted. They are gracious in defeat, even if that is rare. They are grateful when they win, which is often.

The grandfather of the boys, Chuck Bubba Camino is a lifelong public servant, including a distinguished career in the Air Force. He tried to get into the Army, but his intelligence scores were too high. He served us all in harms way and put his life on the line to preserve our way of life, but he won't tell you you about friends lost or the price he paid.

I am glad to see the 2 boys recognized, and through them the contribution of the entire family. Thanks Ashley for this.

Follow News-Times:

News-Times Video »

CONTACT US

  • Main: 706-868-1222
  • Fax: 706-823-6062
  • Email: cnt@newstimesonline.com
  • 4272 Washington Rd, Suite 3B, Evans, Ga. 30809

ADVERTISING

SUBSCRIBER SERVICES