The Piney Woods tennis teams began their season at the MSHAA/USTA Tournament in Ridgeland, Mississippi. The students did very well in the tournament. Rediet Gebray and Kenyata Gray won their second-round match against Lanier in Girls Doubles, 6-3.
Keishawn Deloney and Natnael Kebede won 2 sets of their match against Collins HS, 6-1. Kirubel Zebene stole the show with his athleticism and he won the hearts of several of the High School coaches, as they voted for him to receive the Outstanding All-Round sportsmanship award for the entire tournament. The selection entitled him to a prize and a photo opportunity.
Temesgen Aimro won the last match of the tournament, 6-1, against a Meridian team. Keishawn Deloney was nominated for two sports awards for his abilities on the tennis court.
This tournament was a good start to the season. Piney Woods is sponsoring both varsity and junior varsity teams this year. Rebecca J.