Cartersville tennis teams win region titles
Both Cartersville High School tennis teams won their Region 5-AAAA tournament championships Thursday afternoon at Dellinger Park.
The Lady Canes defeated LaGrange 3-2 and the Cartersville boys followed with a 3-0 win over the Grangers. The win by the Cartersville girls avenged a regular season loss to the Lady Grangers who were unbeaten in region play this season. Ashley Popham and Emily Bush won singles matches for Cartersville with the Line 1 doubles tandem of Lydia Widetz and Alice Terry capturing the deciding team point with a 6-4, 6-4 win.
The Canes got an easier win from Luke Kotteman at Line 2 singles and the Line 2 doubles team of John Blackhall and Jackson Cline were next to close out their LaGrange opponents. Senior Will Allen dropped his first set at Line 1 singles, but took the next two sets to secured the team win. Both Cartersville teams will host Stephens County next week in the opening round of the Class AAAA state tournament.