"It's exciting to get to the Sweet Sixteen," head coach Julius Robberts said. "One of our goals was to win at least two rounds in the state playoffs, and our boys are halfway there.
"Hopefully our girls team will follow suit when they play [today]."
The Lady Hurricanes host North Springs, the No. 3 seed in Region 5, today at 2 p.m. at Dellinger Park.
Brock Hufstetler, the Canes' lone senior, said his team has "put together a nice run" that started the later part of the regular season and has extended into the playoffs.
"It feels great and hopefully we'll keep going," he said.
The No. 3 singles player said the team has reached its No. 1 goal of claiming the region title but now is focusing on advancing as far as it can.
"I think with the way we're playing right now we have chance to win the state, which is my goal for us," he said.
Robberts said the boys team will try to take another step in the state playoffs next week, adding the Canes opponent and host will be determined by play this week.
Cartersville plays the winner of the LaGrange vs. West Hall match. LaGrange is Region 6's No. 2 seed and West Hall Region 5's No. 3 seed.
Robberts said the singles team has been earning the victories this season but doubles play is the likely key to just how far Cartersville's boys will go this year.
"We need for them to dig really deep and give a point or two in these rounds," Robberts said. "There's been a lot of pressure on our singles team to win. None of them can have an off game."
The singles team is comprised of Trevor Gotkowski, Mitchell Scott and Hufstetler. On Tuesday Gotkowski won 6-0, 6-1; Scott, 6-1, 6-4; and Hufstetler, 6-1, 6-4.
The Canes lost in doubles play, with Will Garner and Tyler Hill bowing, 6-1, 6-2, while Jonathan McMurdo and Jordan Eckert fell 6-3, 6-1.
The Canes (9-3) are ranked No. 7 in the latest state coaches poll. The Lady Canes, who sport a 7-3 record, are ranked No. 7 in the poll.