The Class 4A state tennis tournament for the LaFayette Ramblers and Lady Ramblers turned out to be a short one as they were swept by traditional state powerhouse Marist Tuesday afternoon in Atlanta.
On the boys' side, Dylan Parker and Tyler Massingill lost their singles matches by identical 6-0, 6-0 scores, while the team of Justin Lawrance and Anthony Collins also were shut out, 6-0, 6-0.
Andrew Long and Damian Brown dropped their first set, 6-3, and were tied 2-2 in the second set when the match was halted. Isaiah Southern was ahead 7-5, 1-0 when his match came to an end.
LaFayette ended the season with a 12-4 record.
On the girls' side, the Lady Ramblers fell to the Region 7 champions, 5-0.
Micaela Hobbs and Greenlee Fountain were both beaten, 6-0, 6-0, while Grace Hamilton suffered a 6-2, 6-0 loss.
In doubles, the team of Aubrey Steadman and LaTyah Barber were beaten 6-1, 6-0, while Kloe Ludy and Megan Torbett were beaten 6-0, 6-0 as Lady Ramblers ended the year 10-6 overall.
Ringgold, Gordon Lee girls, Gordon Lee boys eliminated
The Lady Tigers lost at North Hall, 5-0, in the first round of the Class 3A state tournament on Tuesday, while the Lady Trojans suffered a 3-0 loss at Irwin County in their first round match in the Class 1A Public School state tournament. The Trojans also lost their opening match, 3-0, at Telfair County.
No individual scoring had not been provided as of press time.