GAINESVILLE -- The North Hall girls swept the doubles in taking a 4-1 win over Chestatee Tuesday in tennis action.<br />
In the doubles, the No. 1 team of Hannah Gibson and Kaitlyn Smith beat Grace Brown and Haley King 6-2, 6-2 and the No. 2 team of Courtney Barnes and McKay Higginbotham beat Caroline Gijon and Natalie McNitt 6-2, 6-1.<br />
In singles, Chestatee's Lily King rallied from a set down to beat the Lady Trojans' Kelsey McCray 5-7, 6-3, 6-7 [7-1] at No. 1 singles. At No. 2 singles, North Hall's Natalie Oxley beat Chestatee's Fernanda Arranz 6-2, 6-3 and North Hall's Tricia Dial beat the Lady War Eagles' Lauren McNitt 6-1, 6-3 at No. 3 singles.<br />
North Hall (1-0) next will travel to Lumpkin County on Thursday.
In an event that bore notable similarities to the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race a week earlier, Denny Hamlin won Saturday’s Hisense 300 NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway with a pass on the final lap.
Gainesville's Spencer Ralston was named Class AAAAA boys player of the year, while North Hall's Bartley Forrester was named first team for Class AAAA boys in the 2016 Georgia High School Golf Coaches Association (GHSGCA) All-State team released this week.