May 2012 Tennis Tidbits

*The North Carolina School of Science and Math defeated Ayden-Grifton High School in the state 1-A quarterfinals on Wednesday, May 16th at the Greene Central High School Tennis Complex.  The match was moved to Snow Hill after an early afternoon rain shower in Ayden.   Ayden-Grifton's coach Will Tyer is the husband of Angela Tyer, the director of the Greene Central Ramblers.

*Olivia Jackson, a member of the Greene Central junior varsity women's team, was named to the 2012 Eastern Plains All-Conference Women's Softball Team!

*Greene Central High School will be hosting the 2013 Eastern 2-A Regional Men's Tennis Tournament.

 *D.J. Lanier, a member of the 2005 varsity men's tennis team, graduated from Law School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on Saturday, May 12th. *Congratulations to juniors Laurie Sutton and Olivia Jackson for being inducted into the Greene Central High School National Honor Society on Tuesday, May 15th! *Dustin a Grant, a starter on Greene Central's 2005 state finalist men's squad, has taken a job with Indiana University Health in Indianapolis, Indiana.   He will be working at Methodist Hospital, University Hospital, and Riley Children's Hospital.  He will also be a preceptor for Indiana University medical students as well as for Butler University and Purdue University pharmacy students.   Grant will also be teaching pharmacotherapy and therapeutics courses at Butler University. *Elizabeth Cooper, a starter on Greene Central's 2005, received her Master's Degree in Extension Education from North Carolina State University on Saturday, May 12th!

*Brent Darden, a state doubles champion in 2005 for Greene Central, graduated from Pharmacy School at Campbell University on Saturday, May 12th! *Senior Alex Deans has earned the President's Gold Medal Award for Community Service. *Juniors Jessica Hatch and Kayla Radford won the Most Valuable Player awards for the 2011 Greene Central varsity women's tennis team at the annual Athletic Awards Banquet on Tuesday, May 15th. 

*Juniors Harrison Welch and Chrislyn Jones earned Gold Medals for their performance on the Work Keys Test this year!

*Freshman MacKenzie Butts won the 2012 Presidential Fitness Award!

*Senior Layne Carraway won the 2012 Greene Central High School Scholar-Athlete Award for having the highest GPA in the school for a varsity athlete for the second year in a row!

*The Greene Central Lady Rams will play host to 3-A Nash Central in a preseason scrimmage on Thursday, August 9th at 3:30.   Nash Central reached the state semifinals last year and returns all six starters.

*Tennis players Layne Carraway, Hayes Lovett, and Alex Deans were all named Outstanding Seniors at Greene Central for the Class of 2012!

*The GCTA will be starting its June Singles League on Monday, June 11th.    The deadline to register is Monday, June 4th at 9:00 p.m.

*Senior Alex Deans won the Woodmen of the World Award for Outstanding Proficiency in American History.

*Former Lady Rams Melinda Suit and Casey Perry were out at the courts hitting on the beautiful afternoon of Saturday, June 9th!

*Senior Layne Carraway won the Most Valuable Player award for the 2012 Greene Central High School men's tennis team.


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