The Frederica Middle School Tennis Team finished the 2022 season as Champions in last week’s Glynn/Camden Middle School Tournament.
In the Region tournament first round, FA defeated St. Marys Middle 3-2. Match winners were Kelly Offner in Singles, Ella Barker and Ava Smith in Doubles, and Elyse Erwin and Ava Wyrick in Doubles.
I was especially proud of Cooper Lamb in Boys Singles and Nik Reinshagen and Jack Tronolone in Doubles. All three of them started the year having never played a match and by the end of the season, all three were very competitive in all their matches.
The Final round of the Region Championship was a tough and exciting win against St. Francis. We fought hard and the bounces went our way, winning 3-2. St. Francis had beaten us twice during the year and for most of the championship match, it looked like they were going to win for the third time. Frederica quickly took a 2-1 lead after wins by Kelly Offner in Singles, and Ella Barker and Ava Smith in Doubles. The Doubles team of Elyse Erwin and Ava Wyrick were down 2-7 and the Boys Doubles team of Nik Reinshagen and Jack Tronolone were also in a tight battle. Slowly, both matches headed toward tiebreakers and we were fortunate to win one of them. The match winners were Kelly Offner in Singles, Ella Barker and Ava Smith in Doubles, and Ava Wyrick and Elyse Erwin in Doubles.
The Region tournament is always one of the most fun events each year. I was so proud of the teamwork and how each FA player brought their best game forward when it counted.
I also want to thank Adam Elsharkawi and Ali Brown-Winans for volunteering their time to help me on the court this year, their patience and experience were greatly appreciated by the team.
The FA Middle School Tennis Team represented the school very well.
Coach Brian Wyrick