The Green Team finished in first place in the City of Fulton Youth Tennis League. Pictured are team members Nate Hawthorne, Mitchell Lakik, Casey Fraser, Samantha Fox, and Audry Proto.

Tennis league ends with championship

The Green Team finished in first place in the City of Fulton Youth Tennis League. Pictured are team members Nate Hawthorne, Mitchell Lakik, Casey Fraser, Samantha Fox, and Audry Proto.

The City of Fulton Youth Tennis League wrapped its summer program with a hard fought match Aug. 1.  The undefeated Green Team faced off against the Purple Team for the championship with the Green Team prevailing as it had during the regular season.

Led by captain Mitch Lalik, teammates Nathan Hawthorne, Casey Fraser, Audrey Proto and Samantha Fox toppled their opponents by a final overall score of 31-17.

The Purple Team, led by Brian Garrett, included Rachel and Anna Guernsey, Mikaela Houck and absent Haley Noel.

Trophies were awarded to each member of the winning and runner up teams. Nineteen youths on four teams took part in the Summer Youth league, which follows a team format.

The league was directed by Matt Goodnough.

Goodnough is the boys and girls varsity tennis coach at G. Ray Bodley High School in Fulton. He is the Class A Tournament director for the Boy’s Section III Tournament.

He has been coaching varsity tennis and running community tennis camps, leagues and tournaments for over 15 years.

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