Buford’s Dean Kingsley was named the Region 8-6A boys Player of the Year for tennis and the Wolves Sean Gilbert was named Coach of the Year in the just released Region 8-6A All-Region tennis teams.
Both the boys and girls teams, voted on by region coaches, were released on Tuesday.
Gilbert helped lead the both the Buford teams to region championships and No. 1 seeds in the upcoming state tournament.
Here is the boys All-Region team:
Player of the Year: Dean Kingsley, Buford
1st team: Jake Cranor, Lanier
2nd team: James Troutt, Buford
Honorable Mention: Ken Bui (Dacula), Emory Page (Winder), Nathan Donaldson (Lanier), Warrick Yoo (Lanier)
1st team: Leyton Grothe/Nic Keller, Buford
2nd team: Grayson Gilbert/Brent Sherman, Buford
Honorable Mention: Corey Bennett/Harrison Findlay (Lanier), Andrew Huizing/Brandon Smith (Habersham Central)
Here is the girls All-Region team:
Player of the Year: Jaelyn Smith, Lanier
1st team: Kayla Bui, Dacula
2nd team: Taylor Aycock, Buford
Honorable Mention: Ella Xiong (Dacula), Callie Perkins (Buford), Chesney Loggins (Winder-Barrow)
1st team: Kennedy Deloach / Taylor Ryzcek, Buford
2nd team: Preslee Hix/Kilee Thomas, Habersham Central
Honorable Mention: Madison Doris/Allie Burgbacher (Lanier), Taylor Ryczek/Sophie Brewer (Buford)