Woodland sweeps Paulding County in tennis
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Woodland’s boys and girls tennis teams swept Paulding County on Tuesday, both earning 5-0 victories and stayed in the hunt for their region titles.

In boys singles play, Dustin Dodson got a forfeit from John Young while Brandon Rutledge defeated Miles Patterson, 6-1, 6-0, and Griffin Hale overpowered Givins Wells, 6-0, 6-0.

In doubles play, James Lester and Dominick Kim easily overcame Nivee Robinson and Phillip Dean, 6-1, 6-0; and Grayson Roberts and Grant Barker shut out Kody Brown and Austin Newton, 6-0, 6-0.

Singles and doubles players were on top of their games today, allowing just a few points per set,” Kevin Tant, coach, said. “I still look for us to improve with each match.”

Lady Wildcats 5, Paulding 0

The Woodland Lady Wildcats won their fourth game in a row against Paulding.

In singles play, Erin Marratta defeated Brittney Botts, 6-2, 6-3; Somalia Lewis defeated Alexis Guiden, 6-1, 6-0; and Katie Abernathy overpowered Serenity Baker, 6-0, 6-0.

In doubles play, LeArian Turner and Susy Beltran defeated Jocelyn Baykin and Abitola Akenmurelle, 6-0, 6-0, while Karlie Abernathy and Alaina Ellis defeated Ashlee Goff and Sarah McGraw, 6-1, 6-3.

Beth Heath, coach, praised the play of the Lady Wildcats.

“The ladies stayed focused on the courts tonight and went out and got the job done,” Heath said. “This win puts us 4-1 in the region and 5-5 overall. After going 3-11 last year and 3-12 the year before, the girls are starting to feel a little more confident with their games.

“[Today] we travel to East Paulding and know that we will have to work hard to pull off another win. This match will determine our chances of making it into the top 4 in our region.”

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