Cartersville tennis teams win opening matches of state playoffs
The Cartersville girls and boys tennis teams advanced in the opening round of the Class 5A state tournament with wins Monday at Dellinger Park.
The Lady Canes defeated Villa Rica 4-0.
Emily Bush and Chloe Satterfield on Line 1 and Line 3 singles, respectively, cruised to 6-0, 6-0 wins.
Alice Terry and Mia Shaw on Line 1 doubles won 6-0, 6-1 while the Line 2 doubles combination of Sonny Cate Pritchitt and Katie Lewis eased to a 6-0, 6-0 victory.
Madison Ferndon, Line 2 singles, won her first set 6-2 and was up 2-1 in the second set when the team win was secured.
The boys defeated Jackson-Atlanta 3-0 and were ahead in the two lines that were not completed when the match victory was secured.
Jackson Cline won 6-0, 6-0 at Line 3 singles and the doubles teams of Nate McDonald / Robert Novak and Banks Wilson / John Paul both won 6-0, 6-0.
Luke Kottemann was ahead 5-2 at Line 1 singles when the match ended. Luke Gambill at Line 2 singles won his first set 6-2 and was ahead 5-1 when the match was pulled.
The Cartersville girls advance to the second round where they will play at Chamblee in a match to be completed by Saturday.
The Canes will host Northview in the second round. That match is also required to be completed by Saturday.
The day / time for the two matches will be decided by the participating coaches Tuesday.