Girls and Boys Tennis Win on the Road at Strong Rock

LOCUST GROVE, Ga. – The First Presbyterian Day School girls and boys tennis teams were in action over the weekend, traveling to Strong Rock Christian School for matches on Friday, Feb. 8 to open up the 2013 season.

The Lady Vikings (1-0) did not disappoint, winning in a close match 3-2.

In the singles matches, senior Katy Hall defeated Strong Rock’s Elizabeth Hall 8-1. Junior Olivia Taylor also picked up a win over Kennedy Cullen 8-3.

In doubles, the Lady Vikings saw Summer Sanders and Abigail Pierce pick up an 8-4 victory over Strong Rock’s Carline Leslie and Brianna Deraney.

The Vikings (1-0) were also successful on the day, shutting out Strong Rock 5-0.

FPD won three singles matches. Senior Daniel Strawn, who signed with Clemson back in the fall, defeated Matthew Magee 8-1. Michael Durham and Miller Durham also gained wins in singles.

In doubles, the Vikings garnered two wins with Brooks Hanson and Sam Ferro defeating Ryan Butterfield and Caleb Cyprian 8-3 while Dylan Liles and Alec Martin overtook Tyler  Tilton and Tyler Rice 8-4.

Both varsity tennis teams return to the court this week with matches at Spalding on Monday, Feb. 11 and at Alcovy on Tuesday, Feb. 12. Times are available on the tennis pages at

The First Presbyterian Day School Department of Athletics, home to multiple region and state championships in both the GISA and GHSA, strives to build the student athlete both in the playing arena and the classroom while continuing to educate and equip students to change the world for God’s glory. Now a member of the GHSA, the Vikings have continued to provide FPD athletes, coaches, fans and spectators a positive, Christian environment on a daily basis. For more information, visit and sign up for up-to-the-minute news and scores by visiting



FPD 3, Strong Rock 2


Katy Hall (F) def. Elizabeth Hall (SR) 8-1

Olivia Taylor (F) def. Kennedy Cullen (SR) 8-3

Kennedy Rae Brewer (SR) def. Mary Madison Foshee (SR) 8-3


Summer Sanders/Abigail Pierce (F) def. Caroline Leslie/Brianna Deraney (SR) 8-4

Liddy Strickland/Cayla Doolittle (SR) def. Abby Smith/Mary Lanphier (F) 8-4


FPD Record 1-0. Next match: Monday at Spalding County



FPD 5, Strong Rock 0


Daniel Strawn (F) def. Matthew Magee (SR) 8-1

Michael Durham (F) def. Michael Santaloci (SR) 9-8

Miller Durham (F) def. Tim Butterfield (SR) 8-3


Brooks Hanson/Sam Ferro (F) def. Ryan Butterfield/Caleb Cyprian 8-3

Dylan Liles/Alec Martin (F) def. Tyler Tilton/Tyler Rice 8-4


FPD Record 1-0. Next match: Monday at Spalding County