Woodland’s Dustin Dodson and Brandon Rutledge easily won their matches before North Paulding came back to win two of the next three matches. Dodson defeated C.J. Williams, 7-6 (8-6), 7-5, and Rutledge won in straight sets over Brian Thompson, 6-1, 6-4.
After Woodland’s Bryce Webb lost to Kyle Kelley, 3-6, 1-6, the Wildcats and the Wolfpack split their final two doubles matches.
The Wildcats’ number two doubles team of James Lester and Dominick Kim were 6-2, 6-2 straight set winners over Cole Woodsworth and Mitch Begg. The Wolfpack closed out the match on a winning note, beating Grayson Roberts and Grant Barker of Woodland, 2-6, 4-6.
By hanging on for a 3-2 match victory, Woodland improved to 2-0 in the region, 3-3 overall.
Gotkowski hurt, Cartersville wins 5-0, 5-0
Even with the Canes’ Trevor Gotkowski nursing a sore shoulder, Cartersville’s girls and boys tennis teams continued to win easily.
The Lady Canes won 5-0 with Darian DeFrench and Mallory Walker winning 6-0, 6-0. Haley Landrum only dropped one game in her 6-0, 6-1 win.
In doubles play, Ali Norwood and Sarah Vaughn won 6-1, 6-1, and the freshman duo of Kendyl Westmoreland and Sydney Castill were 6-0, 6-0 winners.
For the boys, Nathan Slocum moved into the No. 1 singles position and won the first set, 6-2, before his opponent forfeited the second set and the match.
Tyler Mills and Drew Adsit were straight set winners as well.
In doubles play, Wyndham Laye and Mathew Scott won 6-0, 6-0, while Avery Andrews and Adam Harper lost, 4-6, 3-6.
With their victories, the girls are 7-0 overall, 6-0 in the region; the boys are 6-1 overall, 6-0 in the region.
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