Cass, Woodland girls win tennis matches


The Cass High girls tennis team earned its second win of the season Wednesday by beating Paulding County, 4-1.

Meanwhile, the boys narrowly lost their second match in a row, falling by a score of 3-2 to Paulding after losing to Woodland 3-2 on Tuesday.

The girls now have two region wins, the first coming against East Paulding. 

The Lady Colonels were once again led by standout Line 1 singles player Emily Surcey, who won her match 6-0, 6-0. It wasn’t just Surcey who had a strong performance, though, as Cass swept all three singles lines. Payton Tatusko won on Line 2, 6-2, 1-6, 6-4; and Emma Wickenheiser won on Line 3, 6-0, 6-2.

The Line 1 doubles team of McKenley King and Carli Rediger added to the strong day for the Lady Colonels, and they won by scores of 6-2 and 6-3.

Wildcats split against Allatoona

The Woodland High boys and girls tennis teams both got the better of the singles matches Wednesday in a non-region match against Allatoona, each taking two out of three.

However, the girls were able to steal a doubles match, while the boys lost both doubles lines, which was the difference in the Lady Wildcats picking up a 3-2 win and the boys falling by a score of 3-2.

Breanna Shook won on Line 1 singles for the girls, and Kayla Gales had perhaps the strongest showing on the day on Line 3 with a 6-2, 6-0 win. As a result, the girls’ match came down to Line 2 doubles, where Abby Spaulding and Monterya Morrow were able to prevail, 6-1, 6-3, to put Woodland over the top.

The boys got wins on Line 1 singles with Bryce VanOrder cruising to a 6-2 first-set win and battling in a second-set tiebreaker to win his match. On Line 2, Connor Gunnel continued his strong season with a 6-0, 6-1 win.

Woodland was competitive in the doubles matches as well, but couldn’t pull out a set to take the match.

Both teams return to region play today at Kell.