Paced by a sterling performance from James Rivenbark at No. 1 singles, the Cherokee Bluff boys topped North Hall 3-2 in the Region 7-3A championship match Wednesday in Dahlonega.
Rivenbark, a freshman, won a commanding match 6-0, 6-0 for the Bears.
Tied 2-2, Cherokee Bluff secured the region championship with a win from Cade Ellis at No. 3 singles.
Also winning for the Bears was Joshua Reynolds.
With the win, Cherokee Bluff will open the Class 3A state tournament at home after spring break.
CHEROKEE BLUFF GIRLS FALL IN 7-3A FINALS: EJ Hewette/Lauren Murrath and Hayley Moore/Grace Blythe Cornett won in doubles for the Lady Bears in a 3-2 loss against North Hall in Dahlonega.
Cherokee Bluff’s girls will open the Class 3A state tournament in Flowery Branch.