Tennis roundup: Wildcats reach region finals


The Woodland girls and boys tennis teams secured Class 5A state tournament berths Tuesday at the Region 7-AAAAA tournament with the Wildcats reaching the region championship match.

The Lady Cats defeated Hiram in the opening round 5-0, but lost to Kell 3-0 in the semifinals.

Christy Turner, Gloria Gore, and Deanna Dodson won the three singles lines for Woodland. The doubles teams of Caroline Gore/Breanna Shook and Becky Wesley/Kayla Gales claimed the two doubles lines victories.

In the loss to Kell, the Lady Longhorns secured wins at Line 2 and 3 singles and also won at Line 1 doubles.

The Woodland girls play Rome Wednesday at 3 p.m. to determine third/fourth place in the region and the No. 3 / No. 4 seeding in the state tournament.

The Woodland boys won their way into the Region 7-AAAAA championship match with a pair of Tuesday victories.

The Wildcats defeated Hiram 4-1 and Rome 4-0 to advance to the finals.

Bryce VanOrder split his two matches at Line 1 singles and Blake Bottegal won both matches at Line 2 singles. Connor Gunnell won his Line 3 singles match vs. Hiram and had split sets vs. Rome when the team match was decided.

Alex Banta / Hayden Lusk won twice at Line 1 doubles. The team of Max Costlow / Nick Warren blanked Hiram while Costlow and Noah Pirkle won a three-set match against Rome.

Woodland plays Carrollton Wednesday for the Region Championship.

The Adairsville High School tennis teams were eliminated Tuesday at the Region 6-AAA tournament by the girls and boys teams from Murray County.

The Tigers lost to Indians 3-1 and the Lady Tigers fell to the Lady Indians 3-0.

MURRAY CO. BOYS 3, ADAIRSVILLE 1

Singles

Line 1 — Houston Medlock won 6-3, 6-4

Line 2 — Jack Bates lost 1-6, 0-6

Line 3 — Cameron O’Neal’s match was incomplete

Doubles

Line 1 — Cody Kimbrough / Zach Ogle lost 2-6, 4-6

Line 2 — Jason Burdette / Landon Swanson lost 4-6, 0-6

MURRAY CO. GIRLS 3, ADAIRSVILLE 0

Singles

Line 1 — Megan Smith lost 0-6, 0-6

Line 2 — Alexandra Kanturek’s match was incomplete

Line 3 — Brantley Hughes’ match was incomplete

Doubles

Line 1 — Hannah Adcock / Olivia Long lost 4-6, 3-6

Line 2 — Micaela Pardo / Madison Camp lost 5-7, 0-6

The Adairsville boys finished the season 9-6 overall and 4-6 in region matches. The Lady Tigers complete the year 8-7 overall and 5-5 in region competition.

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