Lady ’Cats finish season strong

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The Woodland girls tennis team wrapped up its season Tuesday on a high note, defeating Forsyth Central by a score of 5-0.

“We played very well,” Woodland head coach Beth Heath said of the match. “I actually gave them three days off last week after we lost to Creekview. We took three days off just to refocus, and we practiced real hard yesterday.”

The Lady Wildcats came up one spot short of making the region tournament, but Heath said her team had a solid season.

“Every one of my girls had winning overall records for the whole season,” Heath said. “We beat good teams on the other side of the subregion, just not the ones we needed to beat.

“Christy Turner ended the season with an 11-4 record and two of those losses came to Kell. I thought my girls did great. We were just in a tough region.”

Woodland was without its No. 2 singles player in Tuesday’s match, and had to adjust the lineup. Still, the Lady Wildcats were able to go undefeated on the day.

Turner won her match on the No. 1 singles line, 6-0, 6-0; Sadie Westberry won at No. 2 singles, 6-1, 6-0; Kaylee Salter won at No. 3 singles, 7-5, 6-1; Ashlyn Walker and Deanna Dodson won at No. 1 doubles, 6-2, 6-2; and Chandler Still and Allis Gilstrap won at No. 2 doubles, 6-2, 7-5.