By Dallas Bordon
Following a championship win on Thursday, the Madison County Raider boys tennis team held up three fingers representing their third straight region title.
The Red Raider boy's tennis team defeated Lanier 3-0 Thursday to claim their third straight region championship. Coach Keith Strickland's boys swept Lumpkin County in Wednesday's first round and followed up with a victory over Chestatee in round two before claiming the title with today's win.
The Madison County girls team took second in the region after falling to Lanier 3-1. Lanier was the only team this season to defeat the Lady Raiders in a regular season match prior Thursday’s title match. Madison County's girls also defeated Lumpkin County in round one and picked up a round two win over Stephens County before falling to Lanier in the championship round.
Madison County will be the host site for round one of the state tournament. The girls will face 5B-AAAA Carrollton while the boys will play 5A-AAAA Shaw. Times and dates are yet to be determined.