Chamblee Lady Bulldogs Only DeKalb Team Left in Tennis Playoffs

Chamblee’s Olina Bilukha continues streak at 49-0 while helping Lady Bulldogs move into Elite 8. (Photo by Mark Brock)

The Chamblee Lady Bulldogs improved to 22-0 on the season with a 3-0 win over Bainbridge last Friday at Chamblee in the second round of the Class 5A girls’ state playoffs.

Junior Olena Bilukha won in a 6-0, 6-0 straight set victory at No. 1 singles for the second consecutive state playoff match to improve to 16-0 on the season and 49-0 in her career.

Senior Leeza Ershtein eased to a 6-1, 6-0 straight set victory at No. 3 singles while improving to 21-0 on the season (19-0 at No. 3 singles).

Madeline Meer and Madison Trinh remained undefeated at No. 1 doubles at 7-0 with their 6-2, 6-0 victory.

Grace Pietkiewicz had a 1-0 set lead in her No. 2 singles match after winning the opening set 6-2 before being pulled with the match clinching point by her team. Emilya Ershtein and Ellie Gies were up 3-0 in the first set of their No. 2 doubles match when the match ended.

The Lady Bulldogs move on to the Elite 8 to face Union Grove at 1:00 pm on Friday at Union Grove. Union Grove won 4-0 over Statesboro and 3-1 against North Springs to advance to the Elite 8.

Chamblee is the lone remaining tennis team from DeKalb in the state playoffs as the other four entries dropped their second round matches.

The Chamblee Bulldogs (13-6) saw their season end with a 4-1 loss to McIntosh on Tuesday. The No. 2 doubles team of Jake Buschand and Isaac Schwartz won the only point for Chamblee with a 4-6, 6-4, 10-7 tiebreaker victory.

The Druid Hills Lady Red Devils lost a much closer than it looks 3-0 Class 4A match at Heritage-Catoosa on Monday. Heritage clinched on a third set tiebreaker in singles.

The Tucker Tigers (13-3) and Lady Tigers (13-3) both had their seasons end on Tuesday at Sugar Creek. Both teams lost 5-0 decisions to their counterparts from Creekview.

2017 DCSD TENNIS STATE PLAYOFFS RESULTS
Friday, April 21
Second Round State Tournament
Class 5A Girls
Chamblee (22-0) 3, Bainbridge 0

Monday, April 24
Class 4A Girls
Heritage-Catoosa 3, Druid Hills 0

Tuesday, April 25
Class 6A Boys
Creekview 5, Tucker (13-3) 0
Class 6A Girls
Creekview 5, Tucker (13-3) 0
Class 5A Boys
McIntosh 4, Chamblee (13-6) 0

2017 DCSD TENNIS STATE PLAYOFFS SCHEDULE
Friday, April 28
Chamblee (22-0) at Union Grove, 1:00 pm

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