In Thursday high school play, the Cass boys (4-2) swept Sonoraville 5-0 while the Lady Colonels edged the Gordon County school 3-2.
In boys tennis, Cass claimed victories at the No. 1 singles line, where Matt Moore won 6-2, 6-1; No. 2 singles, with Jake Barnette overpowering his foe 6-2, 6-1; and Joey Johnston claiming a 6-1, 6-0 win at the No. 3 singles line.
At No. 1 doubles, Jeremy Coone and Darien Munroe overcame a slow start in winning 4-6, 7-6, 8-6 in the tiebreaker and 10-7 in super tie breaker while at the No. 2 doubles line, Kaleb McBrayer and Brad DeLee won 6-0, 6-0.
For the Cass girls (4-2), Aleigh Beard won 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 and 7-4 in the tie breaker at the No. 1 singles line; Hannah Howard was outpointed 0-6, 7-6, 1-6 at No. 2 singles and Jessica Frank fell 6-4, 6-7, 2-6 at the No. 3 singles line.
In doubles No. 1 play, Mitzi Johnson and Morgan Mayton won 6-2, 6-1 while Lauren Simonson and Hannah Dunlop took 6-2, 6-0 victories at doubles No. 2.
"We have a couple of girls out with injuries," Cass coach Chris Allen said, "but we have a bit of depth and it worked out well for us tonight. We're pleased."
He said Beard stood tall in securing her win. "She had match point three times going into the tie-breaker. She kind of turned it around and got over the emotion of the game and took care of business. It was a real good win for her and us as well."
He said the Cass boys played well against their Gordon County neighbors.
"Our boys are playing good tennis right now. I'm real pleased. Coone and Munroe did a good job keeping their emotions in check and playing a sound mental game. They didn't let losing points get them down and winning get them up too high.
"When they had a chance to capture the momentum in the tie breaker of the second set, they were able to ride that all the way and round out the sweep for us."
Allen said he likes to see the Cass teams challenged early in the season, rather than winning easily.
"Those third set victories and tiebreakers will come into play when we get into our region schedule. I think we did very well tonight."
The Cass teams return to play Tuesday, when East Paulding visits Hamilton Crossing. Match play starts at 4:45 p.m.
Meanwhile, Cass will be hosting its JV tournament this weekend.
Woodland fell to state tennis power Johns Creek, but head coach Beth Heath said her players played more competitively and Erin Marratta, her No. 1 singles player, even walked away with a win.
The Lady Wildcats (1-4) fell 4-1 but all her players gave their best shot and none were swept, Heath said.
"Erin played fantastic for us," coach Heath said. "She really had her game going and she kept her confidence in the match. Her serve was on and she played smart -- she went to the net a lot and scored. She mixed her game. To be a freshman and have that skill level and strategy level is pretty good."
She said the team battles for every point against Johns Creek, which made it to the state's Elite 8 in tennis a year ago.
"It was a huge win to get a point from Johns Creek. That is a huge win for us and it was by far the best Erin has played against all season."
Marratta defeated Sarah Ma, 6-1, 7-5, in the match.
Woodland's line 2 singles player, Veronica Munsey, fell to Sofia Blanno, 6-0, 6-1, while line 3 singles player Tinsley Wiley lost to Kady Coleman, 6-3, 6-0.
At the doubles No. 1 slot, Erin Hill and Bailey Smith were defeated by Moe Kitamura and Sam Whisner, 6-0, 6-2; and at the doubles No. 2 spot Susy Beltrane and Le-Arian Turner were outscored by sisters Jaqueline and Jennifer Dallas, 6-1, 6-0.
"I was proud of my girls," Heath added. "I asked them to do the best they could before they came off the courts, don't go 0-0. No one went 0 for in their matches. These girls from Johns Creek usually have played since they were 4 years old and have private coaches who work with them year-round.
"My girls held their own against them and I was proud of that."
The Woodland girls and boys tennis teams next play today at the Kennesaw Mountain Invitational against Colquitt County. Their matches start at 7 p.m.