Briggs' Tennis Team national champs

Briggs' Tennis Team national champs (USTA)

Tim Godbee, Photographer

A junior tennis team from the Atlanta area, which includes Calhoun resident Carly Briggs, representing the USTA Southern Section, captured its second consecutive national title at the 2017 Junior Team Tennis 18U National Championships, held at the USTA National Campus at Lake Nona in Orlando, Fla., Sept. 29 – Oct. 1.

The 2017 USTA Junior Team Tennis 18U National Championships brought together the top 29 teams at intermediate and advanced levels from various USTA Sections throughout the country.

The Southern Reign defeated a team from Los Gatos, Calif. and the USTA Northern California Section in the final by a score of 54-32.

The team (pictured) is coached by Kerri Magee, Stephen Diaz and David Drew, and features team members: Carly Briggs (Calhoun), Andrei Duarte (Atlanta), Anders Fry (Roswell), Hanna Giddings (Alpharetta), Colton Gromley (Duluth), Ava Hrastar (Duluth), Hannah Hutchings (Woodstock), Jonathan Mascagni (Alpharetta), Juliana Mascagni (Alpharetta), Brandon McKinney (Marietta), Nicholas McKinney (Marietta), and Grant Williford (Woodstock).