Cass boys reach Region 7AAAAA championship finals
The Cass High School boys tennis team won twice Tuesday at the Region 7AAAAA Championship Tournament to reach the championship match Wednesday against Carrollton at Sunset Hills Country Club in Carrollton.
The Colonels defeated Rome in the opening round 3-0 and Villa Rica in the region semifinals 3-0 to make the championship match. In both matches Tuesday, some play was pulled from the courts after Cass had clinched the matches.
“The singles came up big for us today,” said Cass head coach Kevin Cunningham. They won a hard fought match against Villa Rica. We have leaned on our singles lines all year and they continue to come up big for us. We are just happy to get the wins and are excited to test ourselves against Carrollton tomorrow in the region championship,” he concluded.
Regardless of the outcome in Wednesday’s region title match, the Cass boys will host a first round state playoff match when the Class AAAAA state playoffs begin.
The Cass girls were not as fortunate, although the Lady Colonels battled third-seeded Rome.
“The girls fought hard and gave themselves a chance against Rome, but we came up just a little short in our upset bid,” said Cunningham. “Our girls got beat pretty handily at Rome this year and to come back and play them so close was a big deal. I know the young ladies are heartbroken, but they really did show a lot of grit and the coaches could not be any more proud of them.”
CASS BOYS 3, ROME 0
Line 1 Singles: Avery Cornett won 6-0, 6-1
Line 2 Singles: Dalton Jackson won 6-2, 6-0
Line 1 Doubles: Reagan Barrere and Cade Foster won 6-2, 6-1
CASS BOYS 3, VILLA RICA 0
Line 1 Singles: Avery Cornett won 6-0, 6-4
Line 2 Singles: Dalton Jackson won 6-2, 6-2
Line 3 Singles: Seth Colston won 6-4, 6-0
ROME GIRLS 3, CASS 2
Line 1 Singles: Ryleigh Lanham won 6-2, 6-2
Line 2 Singles: Isabelle Prater lost 6-4, 6-0
Line 3 Singles: Morgan Hughes won 0-6, 7-6, 6-4
Line 1 Doubles: Grace Njorge / Hallie Gore lost 6-4, 6-0
Line 2 Doubles: Emma Wickenheiser / Kara Bowen lost 4-6, 6-2, 6-2