The Boys Tennis team started 2017-18 Region 6-AAAAA play with a 3-2 win over Decatur on Tuesday afternoon, March 13.
Playing on the courts at Georgia Piedmont Technical College in Clarkston, the Bulldogs ultimately fell in a third set tie-breaker.
The Bulldogs put forward a strong singles line-up, taking two of the three singles matches. Sophomore Davis Esslinger, playing #1 singles, captured the only singles point for the raiders. This was Esslinger's comeback match as he had been battling illness for a few weeks.
With the match tied at 2-2, the doubles team of Junior Max Seidel and Sophomore Jonathan Radney went to a third set tie-breaker. With fast feet and consistency, the pair earned the third point to secure the first region win of the season.
Davis Esslinger: 6-2, 6-4
Slate Fluker: 2-6, 3-6
Ben Shainker: 0-6, 3-6
The Raiders continue Region play Thursday, March 15 at Lithia Springs
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