Badon waits to play

Jonathan Badon is shown playing for Rockmart. (Photo by Brad Easterwood)

The Rockmart High School Yellow Jackets tennis team saw their magical season come to an end on Wednesday deep in south Georgia.

Playing in the Class AAA state quarterfinals, the Yellow Jackets squared off with Brantley County in a match-up of region winners and lost 5-0. Rockmart was the Region 4-AAA regular season and region tournament champions, while Brantley County was the Region 1-AAA champions.

“All of our players lost in straight sets, but most of the matches were competitive,” head coach Wayne Brooks said. “I was proud of all my boys.”

Brantley County has not lost a match during any of the three rounds of state tournament action they have played.

“I hope all the underclassmen return to repeat this performance and go even further next year,” Brooks said.