After several of the individual players made it to the finals, the Destin Marlin tennis teams finished in third place in the Okaloosa County Middle School Tennis Tournament played at Bluewater Bay Tennis Center.

Ruckel Middle School of Niceville took first in both boys and girls, while Liza Jackson of Fort Walton Beach came in second in both.

In the girl’s competition, Destin’s No. 1 Madison Clark, No. 2 player Kaila Ullrich and No. 5 player Sydney Eubanks all made it to the finals.

As for the boys, Destin’s No. 2 Ethan Eubanks and No. 3 Gates Chipser both made it to the finals in singles play.

In the doubles competition, Destin’s Blake Forester and Chipser teamed up to make it to the finals.

"I am so proud of all the Destin Middle School players and their want and drive to win," said Destin Coach Brett Chipser. "Just thankful that I get to be a part of such a wonderful group of kids. I really wish the  best for all the eighth graders on the team an all their future tennis endeavors."

The Destin Marlins finished the regular season with a 5-2 record.