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Peachtree Ridge grad Makarenko stars for Birmingham Southern tennis

Peachtree Ridge grad Alex Makarenko, a freshman at Birmingham Southern, was named to the All-Southern Athletic Association first team as well as the All-SAA Tournament first team this season.

Makarenko, a former four-year letter winner and all-county player for Peachtree Ridge, went 14-1 in singles and 13-3 in doubles in his first college season. He also was named Birmingham Southern’s men’s newcomer of the year at the program’s annual banquet.