Woodland boys hang on for 3-2 tennis win
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The Woodland Tigers’ boys tennis team had a tough match on its hands in its victory over North Paulding, where as it was just another walk in the park for the Cartersville

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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