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Canes tennis falls in Final Four

The Cartersville boys tennis team lost at North Oconee Monday in the GHSA Class AAAA state semifinals, 3-0.

The Canes, who were the Region 5-AAAA runner-up, had state tournament wins over Chestatee, Cairo, and Oconee County to reach the Final Four.

Although disappointed to not make the championship match, the Hurricanes return every player in their regular lineup next season.

Cartersville was led this season by singles players Will Allen, Matthew Slocum, and Ross Norwood. The Canes' doubles teams were Juan Zazueta/Ivy Nelson and Davis Edwards/Griffin Shaw.

Cartersville finished the season with a 13-8 record.

North Oconee will play Marist for the Class AAAA state championship Saturday at Clayton County International Park.

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