Savannah Christian, Savannah Arts advance to Elite Eight

Savannah Christian, Savannah Arts advance to Elite Eight

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Two Savannah high school tennis teams made their way to the Elite Eight Wednesday.

The Savannah Christian girls and Savannah Arts boys each punched their tickets to the state quarterfinals with wins at the Bacon Park Tennis Center.

The Raiders knocked off Prince Avenue Christian, 4-1, and advanced to the Elite Eight for the first time in a number of years.

"We haven't been in this situation in a while," admits head coach Sandy Shepherd. "It's been about ten years since we made a run like this. But they're a special bunch."

"We beat some really tough teams," says junior Lindsey Dixon. "I think we realize how good we are this year, and how much potential we have."

Just a few courts over, the Panthers took down Tattnall County, 4-1. Savannah Arts clinched the victory with Enrico Soriano's singles victory.

"They've been working hard all season, and they never give up," says head coach Karin Best. "They fight for every point. That's kind of what I always tell them. Fight for everything, and never give up."

Savannah Christian will take on Walker in the state quarterfinals next week, while Savannah Arts faces Westminster.