Cass boys, girls sweep
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Cass defeated East Paulding in tennis, but more importantly the girls and boys teams took another step toward preparing for region play, their coach said.

Chris Allen said the boys “took care of business” with a 5-0 defeat of their opponent while the Lady Colonels eased by the Lady Raiders, 3-2.

Allen said spring rains have wreaked havoc on the tennis schedules and preparation of Bartow County tennis teams.

“We’re just trying to get matches at this point and get the effects of the weather behind us,” Allen added. “Normally we’ve played eight or 10 matches by this time and are starting to define who we are as a team.

“As it is now, we’ve played one subregion match and we’ll be playing our second on Tuesday. We’re more focused on the process and where we’re going to be when region play starts. A win is always good. We love the win, but it all boils down to who we’ll be in region play.”

In No. 1 singles play, Matt Moore won 6-0, 6-0; No. 2, Joey Johnson won 6-0, 6-0; Eric Dunlap won 6-1, 6-0, at the No. 3 line.

In No. 1 doubles play, Kaleb McBrayer and Jeremy Coone won 4-6, 6-3, 6-1 while Brad DeLee and Jakob McBrayer won 6-1, 6-0.

Allen noted McBrayer and Coone got off to a rough start, losing the first set.

“Jeremy and Kaleb got off the plan with that first set loss, but they picked it up real well and responded. They’re seniors and they know what it takes to get back to playing their game. They’ve been doing this for four years.”

The Lady Colonels picked up one victory in singles play and two in doubles.

Flower Nation earned the singles victory at line 3, winning 7-6, 7-4 in a tiebreaker and 6-2.

Aleigh Beard lost at line 1, 6-7, 5-7 (in a tie breaker), 6-2, and 0-6.

Jessica Frank lost 6-0, 6-0 at line No. 2.

At No. 1 doubles, Morgan Mayton and Callie Dodd won 6-1, 6-0.

Hannah Dunlap and Madison King took line 2 doubles 6-1, 6-3.

Allen said Nation is making strides in her tennis play.

“She’s really turning it around on line 3,” he said. “Flower has stepped up her game and built a lot of confidence.”

Cass next plays Tuesday, when it hosts River Ridge in a region match.