Last spring, Greenbrier and Lakeside went head to head for the boys and girls region tennis titles. This season, after reclassification, each school won its own.
The Panthers boys defeated Evans 5-0 on April 15 to win the Region 3-AAAA title. Before falling to Greenbrier in 2008, Lakeside's boys had won a region tennis title each year since the school opened.
The Panthers girls beat the No. 2 seed Evans girls 4-1 April 16 to win the Region 3-AAAA title.
"I think last year (losing to Greenbrier) was kind of hard, because we definitely thought we were going to win," said Panthers senior Rachel Quester. "This year, it felt really good, especially being seniors and bringing it back."
Lakeside's girls advanced to the second round of the Class AAAA playoffs when Region 4 No. 4 seed Griffin forfeited.
The Greenbrier boys beat Union Grove 5-0 April 15 to claim the Region 2-AAAAA title. On the same day, the Wolfpack girls won the region title by beating Union Grove 4-1.
Both Wolfpack teams played host to their first-round Class AAAAA opponent, Houston County, on Tuesday.
Both won 3-0 to advance to the second round, which will be held this week. The Wolfpack will also play host to the second round.
First-year Wolfpack tennis coach Brittany Jackson said she's enjoyed her inaugural season.
"It's been great," Jackson said. "Both the teams, they're great kids. I can't say enough about them. It's been so much fun."
Both the Evans boys and girls, the No. 2 seeds from Region 3-AAAA, breezed through their opening-round matches in the Class AAAA tournament.
Evans' boys beat Jonesboro 5-0 and the girls shut out Alcovy by the same score on Wednesday, April 22.
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