Head coach Melissa Moore said both teams played well and are gaining experience against quality programs intended to help them when region play rolls around in March.
The Lady Purple Hurricanes have opened the season with two wins, the first one coming against Wheeler High, another AAAAA school. Thursday's victory came at Dellinger Park.
The Cartersville girls victories came at the No. 2 singles position, where Maddy McGinnis defeated Maddy Gressly, 6-3, 7-5; and at the No. 3 doubles slot, where Mallory Walker defeated Rachel Moore, 6-2, 6-2.
The Lady Canes picked up their third win at the No. 2 doubles position, where Annabeth and Charleston Fox defeated Ashley Tofil and Samantha Holloway, 6-0, 6-0.
"Annabeth and Charleston are freshmen, and they are doing really well for us," Moore said.
The Canes lost 3-2 in their matches.
The victories came at No. 1 singles, where Trevor Gotkowski defeated Marshall Brown, 7-6, 6-1, and at No. 2 singles, which saw Mitchell Scott come from behind to overcome Drew Hulse, 4-6, 7-6, 6-3.
"Mitchell won after a three-and-a-half-hour match," Moore said. "It was a wonderful comeback by Mitchell, a senior. He has a lot of heart. He does not give up."
The loss dropped the Canes to 0-2 on the season.
Moore said the boys are coming along and she expects their performance to improve.
"They're working really hard," she said. "They working with new partners in doubles play and they are coming along well for us. I foresee them doing well when we get to our region matches."
She noted the teams have been stepping up from AAA competition in their matches so far.
"We are playing some tough competition," she said. "We want them to get some good experience by the time region play starts March 20."
Cartersville next plays against Carrollton, a former region rival and traditional power in AAA tennis play. The matches are set for Feb. 23 at Dellinger Park. Matches are scheduled to start at 5 p.m.