Cane tennis teams one win away from top seed


The Cartersville boys and girls tennis teams will face Heritage, Catoosa Wednesday. If the Canes and Lady Canes win those matches, they will be the No. 1 seed entering the region tournament.

First, they had to take care of business Monday at LaFayette, which they did, cruising to a 5-0 win on the girls side and a 4-1 win for the boys.

“Overall, it was a great win and we will continue to diligently prepare for our region tournament,” Cartersville head coach Melissa Moore said. “We are playing Dalton, Carrollton and Calhoun within the next few days. [Those are] very strong programs. It will definitely prepare us for state.”

On the girls side, Emma McCary won 6-0, 6-1 on the No. 1 singles line; Ansley Thompson won 3-6, 6-2, 6-1 at No. 2 singles; Kenly King won 6-0, 6-1 at No. 3 singles; Kendyl Westmoreland and Jordan Ross won 6-4, 6-0 at No. 1 doubles; and Taylor Riddle and Kindra Woodman won 7-6, 6-4 at No. 2 doubles.

For the boys, Matthew Slocum won 6-3, 6-1 at No. 1 singles; Davis Edwards won 5-7, 6-4, 6-1 at No. 2 singles; Will Allen won 6-1, 6-3 at No. 3 singles; Russell Mathison and Ross Norwood lost 4-6, 2-6 at No. 1 doubles; and Juan Zazueta and Mason Andrews won 1-6, 6-2, 10-5 at No. 2 doubles.

“Overall today: strong and consistent serves in singles play. Both boys and girls No. 2, Davis Edwards and Ansley Thompson, dropped first sets and came back strong to win in three,” Moore said. “No. 2 boys doubles had a new pairing with Mason Andrews stepping in temporarily for Ivy Nelson.”

Both the boys and girls teams are now 6-0 in region play, while the girls sit at 9-1 overall and the boys are 7-3 overall.