GSHS Tennis Team Competes at States
The Gulf Shores High School boys’ and girls’ tennis teams competed fiercely on April 24-25 at the AHSAA State Tennis Championships in Decatur. The boys’ team had players who competed in three semi-final and two final matches. The girls’ team had one player to compete in a semi-final match. The girls’ team placed 10th overall in the state. Maddie Scarbrough placed 3rd in the State at #3 singles, losing a hard-fought battle in the semi-finals to the ultimate winner at that seed. The boys’ team placed 6th overall in the state, with Jake and Wes Lartigue finishing 3rd at #1 doubles. Jake Lartigue was runner-up in the state at #2 singles. Wes Lartigue was runner-up at #1 singles. The boys’ team received a special honor by being voted most sportsmanlike by the rest of the teams and coaches at the state tournament and brought home the AHSAA Sportsmanship Award for 2017 boys’ tennis. Congratulations and Go Dolphins! Pictured: Back row, L-R – Holly McCurdy, Coach Deborah Whetstone, Jay Jackson, Jake Lartigue, Wes Lartigue, Sam Dersch, Amanda Cortes, Maddie Scarbrough; Front row, L-R – Maria Strobel, Valerie Wood, Grace Shivers, Marleigh Green.