GAINESVILLE -- The North Hall boys tennis team knocked off rival Chestatee 4-1 Tuesday in their season opener.<br />
The Trojans (1-0) swept the singles and split the doubles to get the win.<br />
In singles, Jeffery Kiser won at No. 1 singles 6-2, 1-6, 6-4 over Chestatee's Jonathan Cook. Jackson Davis beat Jeremiah Reed 6-3, 6-3 at No. 2 and Dalton Patterson rallied to win a thrilling match over Teddy Werner 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 [11-9].<br />
In doubles, North Hall's No. 1 team of Paxton Gillespie and Dawson Smith fell to Chestatee's Juan Carrion and Blaine Brown 6-1, 6-0 while the No. 2 team of Lucas Martin and Matthew Chewning beat Reed Johnson and Casey Atkins 6-4, 6-2.<br />
North Hall will travel to Lumpkin on Thursday.
On Tuesday schools across the state, and plenty here in northeast Georgia, will learn their region foes for the next two years, as the GHSA releases its new alignments for the 2016-17 and 2017-18 school years.
Weeks after winning a Class AAAAA individual title, Flowery Branch High cross country standout Jake Shewbert kept up his impressive fall by finishing 15th at the Footlocker South Regional race in Charlotte, N.C.