Head coach George Nelson said Adairsville's boys' record improves to 5-0 and the girls moved to 3-2.
He said a major contributor for the boys was the play of Cray Spencer, who stepped up to the No. 1 line. "Clay is usually our No. 2 line player and he stepped up because someone was sick. He had a really big day today. He's a sophomore and has improved quite a bit in the offseason. He seems to have taken his game to a new level and has matured both on and off the court."
Nelson said Dalton Witt has been a key ingredient in the team's success, too.
"Dalton is undefeated on the No. 3 singles line and is one of our new shining stars as a freshman," the coach said Tuesday. "He's shown some powerful ground strokes and excellent serves. He was consistent in all facets of the game today."
Nelson said while a 5-0 record is a good start in the region, the team will be able to tell more after the third week in March. "I believe the beef of our competition lies ahead and on about March 25 -- after we've played four region games in a row -- we should know a whole lot."
Winning for the Tigers against Rockmart were, in singles, Spencer, 6-0, 6-0; D.J. Sattar, 6-3, 6-3; Witt, 6-1, 6-4; and doubles, Chance Asbridge and Brett Gutkowski, 6-0, 6-0; and Kirtan Patel and Peyton Cox, 2-6, 6-4, 6-4.
Brett Tolbert, head girls tennis coach at the school, said he has been pleased with the results on the season thus far.
"Jessica Cochran, who plays our No. 1 singles line, has been consistent for us all year," he said. "She's had a great serve and some great ground strokes."
He said Elizabeth Davis and Macy Upshaw have done well, too. "They are freshmen and have been a great surprise."
Tolbert said a big surprise also has come from Katie Garland. "She never picked up a racket until three weeks ago and she got a win."
The girls coach said the team has benefited from players meeting the challenges before them.
"Every week someone else has stepped up to win that third match for us," he added.
In singles, Cochran won 6-0, 6-0 for the Lady Tigers; Olivia Towe fell 5-7, 2-6; and Garland won 6-2, 6-4. In doubles, Davis and Upshaw won, 6-3, 6-1; and Brittany Ikard and Erika Cannon fell 6-0, 6-1.
Adairsville's next game is Wednesday, March 9, when it entertains Coosa.