Cartersville tops North Murray in tennis play
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Mar 26, 2013 | 606 views | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Cartersville girls swept and boys decisioned North Murray in high school tennis play Monday at Dellinger Park.

Coach Melissa Moore said both teams are trying to learn even though they have perfect 11-0 records in Region 5-AAA play after winning, 5-0, 3-2.

She said they have different agendas, however.

“The girls are really strong right now,” Moore said. “They hearts are in it. They have their eyes on their goal — they want to win region. They’re on their way, but they know they can’t let up.”

She said the boys players also are trying to improve with part of their challenge in the mental aspects of tennis.

“We need to work on consistency and on our mental game,” she said. “We let little things get to us, and we need to just focus on the basics, sometimes.”

The Lady Canes were very dominant at both the singles and doubles lines.

At the singles line, Darian DeFrench won, 6-0, 6-0; Mallory Walker took an easy victory, 6-0, 6-1; and Maddi McGinnis had very strong numbers, 6-2, 6-3.

At the doubles line, Charleston Fox and Annabeth Fox overpowered their opponents, 6-1, 6-1, and Sydney Castillo and Kendyll Westmoreland also met little resistence in their 6-1, 6-2 victory.

In boys tennis play, Trevor Gotkowski won 6-2, 6-2; Nathan Slocum, 6-1, 6-3; and Drew Adsit fell 6-7, 0-6 in singles play. At the doubles line, Tyler Hill and Matthew Scott took easy 6-3, 6-3 wins while Wyndham Laye and Avery Andrews lost 3-6, 1-6.

Moore noted the teams are 11-0 in region play with three more of those games left in the season.

The girls are 12-0 and the boys are 11-1 overall.