Bottled water was a popular product on Monday at the Georgia Junior Open, where the players battled a high heat index in addition to a high level of competition.
In the picture above, Madison Hahn (front) and Jenna Krakau catch a quick breather during their match at the Rome-Floyd Tennis Center.
The tournament — being hosted by the RFTC and being played at various sites around Rome — has brought nearly 600 players to town. It is one of the biggest tournaments on the junior-tennis circuit, and features many of the highest-ranked players from around the South.
Local competitor Caroline Ferrari was defeated in the Round of 16 in her 16 singles match against Evangeline Crist, losing the match, 6-1, 6-2.
No. 4 seed McCartney Kessler, of Calhoun, was upset in the Round of 16 in the 12 singles match by No. 9 seed Cameron Frank, 1-6, 6-4, 7-6 (3).
Also of Calhoun, Carly Briggs lost her 10 singles quarterfinal match against No. 1 seed Caroline Boren, 6-2, 6-0.