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Head Coach Derek Lashley

derek lashley-tennisDerek Lashley is entering his eighth year coaching tennis at FPD, including middle school, junior varsity and varsity. He also serves as the head cross country coach at FPD, a role given to him in the spring of 2017.

The 2017 season saw the Lady Vikings take home a third place finish in the GHSA Class-A Area-1 Private Tournament. FPD also advanced to the first round of the State Tournament before falling to Holy Innocents’.

The 2016 season saw Lashley and his Vikings advance to the GHSA Class-A Private Semifinals.

Lashley surpassed the 100-win mark in his career two years ago. His 2013 squad finished as the GHSA Class-A Private Runner-Up.

He has led the Lady Viking to a State Tournament berth three straight seasons while at the helm of the tennis program.

Lashley also serves as the head boys basketball coach for the FPD middle school, a position he has held for five years.

An avid tennis player, Lashley has earned a 4.0 ranking in the USTA ratings. He has won the tennis city championship in the Atlanta metro and Macon area.

He is a member of Piedmont Church in Macon. He and his wife, Aimee, have two sons: Camden, a ninth grader at FPD, and Ethan.

Lashley can be reached at dlashley@bellsouth.net.

2019 Tennis Schedule
Day Date Opponent Home/Away Time/Result Record
Tuesday February 5 Bleckley Co. Away W 3-2 1-0
Thursday February 7 West Laurens Away W 3-2 2-0
Thursday February 14 Northside-Columbus Home W 4-1 3-0
Thursday February 21 McIntosh Away W 3-2 4-0
Tuesday February 26 Whitefield Academy Away W 3-2 5-0
Wednesday February 27 Brookstone Home L 5-0 5-1
Friday March 1 Mid-GA Invitational - Dodge County Dexter - GA W 4-1 6-1
Saturday March 2 Mid-GA Invitational - Bleckley County Cochran - GA W 3-2 7-1
Mid-GA Invitational - West Laurens Cochran-GA L 3-2 7-2
Monday March 4 Strong Rock Away W 5-0 8-2
Tuesday March 5 Pacelli Away W 5-0 9-2
Saturday March 9 North Hall Home W 3-2 10-2
Tuesday March 12 McIntosh Home W 3-2 11-2
Tuesday March 19 MDS Home 4:00 p.m. ---
Thursday March 21 TSA Home 4:00 p.m. ---
Thursday April 4 Stratford Away 4:00 p.m. ---
Monday April 8 Bleckley Co. Home 4:00 p.m. ---
Wednesday April 10 Area Tournament Away TBA ---
2019 Girls Tennis Roster
Player Year
Caroline Bennett Fr.
Laura Winston Bolles Jr.
Anna Leigh Durham Sr.
Olivia Gardner Jr.
McKenzie Gleaton So.
Collier Griffin Sr.
Eden Hill So.
Kennedi Jones So.
Anna Liu Jr.
Sky Pope Jr.
Savannah Terrell So.
Tanya Tao So.
2019 Varsity Tennis Coaches
Coach Title
Derek Lashley Head Coach

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