Girls and Boys Tennis Tame Howard Huskies

MACON, Ga. – The FPD girls and boys tennis teams took to the courts on Wednesday afternoon, March 12, posting two wins against the Howard High School Huskies in non-region play.

In the boys match, the Vikings (4-1) swept the field with ease.

All three of FPD’s singles competitors won. Brooks Hanson defeated Evan Scheiber 8-2, Tucker Braddy knocked off Stephen Wheeler 8-0 and Tristan Hilyer picked up a victory via a forfeit.

In doubles, the Vikings claimed two more victories as Bryce Little/Noah Groover defeated Matthew Wheeler/Tyshawn Gooden 8-0 and Taylor Burns/Eliel Ramirez advanced past Andy Gao/Kameron Jackson 8-0.

In the girls march, the Lady Vikings (5-0) earned the win 3-0 before the match was called due to darkness.

Mary Madison Foshee took an 8-3 decision over Howard’s Chelsea Carr.

FPD’s two other victories in the match came from its doubles participants as Maggie Moody/Summer Sanders beat Savannah Tomberlin/Marcia Violini 8-1 and Ruth Samuel/Katlyn Smaha shutout Howard’s Chidula Ogbaka/Nia Driscoll 8-0.

The tennis teams will return to play on Monday, March 14, hosting a match against Mary Persons at 4 p.m.

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Boys Tennis


Brooks Hanson (FPD) def. Evan Scheiber (Howard) 8-2

Tucker Braddy (FPD) def. Stephen Wheeler (Howard) 8-0

Tristan Hilyer (FPD) win by forfeit

Bryce Little/Noah Groover (FPD) def. Matthew Wheeler/Tyshawn Gooden (Howard) 8-2

Taylor Burns/Eliel Ramirez (FPD) def. Andy Gao/Kameron Jackson (Howard) 8-0

Record: FPD 4-1

Next: Mary Persons at FPD, 4 p.m., Monday


Girls Tennis


Mary Madison Foshee (FPD) def. Chelsea Carr (Howard) 8-3

Sydney Reese (FPD) vs. Kristen Collier (Howard) 5-5—draw—play stopped due to weather

Yuka Yokayama (FPD) vs. Maria Paula Rodriguez (Howard) 2-1—draw—play stopped due to weather

Maggie Moody/Summer Sanders (FPD) def. Savannah Tomberlin/Marcia Violini (Howard) 8-1

Ruth Samuel/Katlyn Smaha (FPD) def. Chidula Ogbaka/Nia Driscoll (Howard) 8-0


Records: FPD 5-0

Next: Mary Persons at FPD, 4 p.m., Monday.