Woodland boys going to first state tennis playoffs
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Apr 17, 2013 | 514 views | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Woodland boys high school tennis team is going to the state playoffs for the first time.

They will be accompanying the Lady Wildcats, who are returning to the playoffs after an absence of a couple of years.

Woodland 4, Villa Rica 0

The Woodland boys earned their entry to the playoffs by defeating Villa Rica 4-0 in the first round of the Region 5-AAAAA tournament played at the Lost Mountain Tennis Center on Tuesday.

“The Woodland boys,” head coach Kevin Tant said, “have never been to the state championships. Ever. This was an exciting day for me personally and especially the guys who have been working hard for all these years and have persevered.”

He said the reaction was less that of jubilation and more of taking in what they’d accomplished.

“I think they were almost stunned,” he said. “In the past, we’ve gone to the region and lost in first round. Today there was almost a stunned silence. Then it was more, ‘Let’s go. Let’s keep doing this.’”

He said that was true even though the youngsters had been told all season they had a chance to cross the playoff milestone.

Lady Wildcats 3, Rome 0

The Woodland girls high school tennis team is going to the state playoffs for the first time under their head coach, Beth Heath.

The Lady Wildcats defeated Rome 3-0 Tuesday to advance to the playoffs and will play again today twice to determine their seeding.

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