The Colquitt County boys and girls tennis teams capped a week in which they played six matches in five days with two victories each on Saturday that gave them championships of the Lowndes Viking Invitational.
Both the Packers and the Lady Packers defeated Brantley County on Saturday morning to advance to the afternoon’s championship games.
The Packers beat Brantley County and Thomasville in the final by 5-0 scores.
Brantley was ranked No. 4 in Class AA, but could not hold up to the Packers.
Andrew Harvin won at No. 1 singles over Zack Edwards 6-1, 6-3. Bo Blalock defeated freshman Zane Moody 3-6, 6-1, 10-5 at No. 2 singles. And David Forehand won over Shane Thornton 6-1, 6-0 at No. 3 singles.
Brandon Oaks and Nick Nichols won at No. 1 doubles 6-1, 6-2 over Colby Chapman and Larry Chapman. The Brantley County duo had not lost in two years.
John Barber and Ricky Patel won at No. 2 doubles over Thomas Lee and Devon Blankenship 7-6(7-3), 6-2.
The Packers expected to meet Lowndes for the championship, but the Vikings were defeated by Thomasville in the semifinals and the Packers cruised past the Bulldogs.
Harvin won over Garrison Hardy 6-0, 6-0; Blalock defeated Jonathan Martin 6-2, 6-1; and Forehand won over Joseph Fennelly 6-1, 6-2.
The three singles points gave the Packers the championship before the doubles teams took to the courts.
But Oaks and Nichols won over Nikesh Patel and Walker Harris 6-1, 6-2. and Barber and Patel defeated Trey Gosier and Darrell Davidson 6-1, 6-1.
The Packers, who are 13-2 overall, are 5-0 in Region 1-AAAAA and have a two-match lead with with three to play. They can clinch at least a tie for the regular-season championship with a victory at Coffee on Tuesday.
The Colquitt girls defeated Brantley 4-1, with Erica Mobley falling 1-6, 1-6 at No. 1 singles to a hard-hitting exchange student from Thailand.
Hannah Radney won at No. 2 singles 6-1, 6-1, and Conley Ward won at No. 3 singles6-0, 6-1.
Heather Hardy and Catie Statom played No. 1 doubles and won 7-5, 6-2.
The No. 2 doubles team of Haley Cash and Aislin Sheffield won 6-1,6-0.
The sent the Lady Packers to the championship game against a Lowndes team they had lost to earlier in the month 2-3.
But the Colquitt girls avenged that loss with a 3-2 victory of their own.
Radney got a point with a 6-3, 6-2 win over Ansleigh Young. Rachel Funderburk and Catie Statom got another at No. 1 doubles with a 6-3, 6-2 win over Alden Minnick and Kammie Williams.
But Ward lost 4-6, 2-6, and Cash and Sheffield fell 3-6, 1-6 to Taylor Williams and Lori Taylor.
That left Mobley and Vinge on the court battling at No. 1 singles.
Mobley was up 5-3 in the first set, but lost 6-7. She then rallied to win the second set 6-4 and took the super tiebreak 10-7 to give the Lady Packers the win.
Colquitt’s girls are now 7-8.