Cartersville High boys and girls tennis coach Brett Tolbert says his teams have been improving each week and are peaking at the right time.
That was evident in Thursday’s sweep of the boys and and girls matches against Central-Carroll Thursday at Dellinger Park.
The boys won 5-0 with all five wins coming convincingly, while the girls won 4-1 with wins at the first two singles lines and a sweep of doubles play.
"Another great win tonight,” Tolbert said via text after the matches. "Both teams played well and improved their region standings."
For the boys, Will Allen won on Line 1 singles, 6-0, 6-1; Luke Kottemann won on Line 2 singles, 6-2, 6-0; Griffin Shaw won on Line 3 singles, 6-3, 6-3; Nate McDonald and Luke Gambill won on Line 1 doubles, 6-2, 6-2; and Jackson Cline and John Blackhall won on Line 2 doubles, 6-0, 6-0.
On the girls side, Ashley Popham cruised to a 6-0, 6-1 win on Line 1 singles; Emily Bush won on Line 2 singles, 6-4, 6-2; Chloe Satterfield lost on Line 3 singles, 6-0, 6-7, 10-8; Lydia Wiedetz and Alice Terry won on Line 1 doubles, 6-2, 6-3; and Mason Cline and Mia Shaw won on Line 2 doubles, 6-0, 6-0.
Woodland tennis teams fall to Kell
The Woodland High boys and girls tennis teams took Region 7-AAAAA losses to Kell Thursday.
The boys lost 3-2, while the girls lost 4-1.
Connor Gunnell on Line 2 singles won his match, 6-3, 6-3; and Ian VanOrder and Mason Tucker won their match for the Woodland boys, 6-0, 6-1, on Line 2 doubles.
For the girls, Kayla Gales won on Line 3 singles for the Lady Wildcats, 6-2, 6-3.
Adairsville’s matches suspended
Most Bartow high school sports teams were able to get their games in just before thunderstorms swept through the county Thursday night.
The Adairsville High tennis teams, however, were not so lucky against Coahulla Creek in Region 6-AAA play.
The girls were tied at 2-apiece with the last and deciding match still going on when the players were pulled from the court. The boys, meanwhile, were leading Coahulla Creek 2-1 when players were pulled.
The matches will be made up at a later date still to be determined.