Lady Wildcats take third match in a row in tennis
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The Woodland Lady Wildcats stepped out of their region battles to sweep River Ridge, 5-0, in girls high school tennis play.

“That’s three in a row for our varsity girls now,” a pleased Beth Heath, Lady Wildcat head coach, said of Friday’s win.

The victory also allowed the Lady Wildcats to improve their record to 3-1 in Region 5-AAAAA and to 4-5 overall.

In No. 1 singles play, Erin Marratta defeated Jane Hawksworth, 6-2, 6-0; No. 2, Somalia Lewis overpowered Hannah Wallace, 6-1, 6-4, and No. 3, Katie Abernathy, defeated Courtney Wimpey, 6-3, 6-3, for the Lady Wildcats.

In doubles No. 1 play, LeArian Turner and Susy Beltran defeated Bailey Snodgrass and Carrie Lusley, 6- 2, 6-1, while in doubles No. 2 play Karlie Abernathy and Alaina Ellis won 2-6, 6-3 and 10-5 in the tiebreaker.

Woodland returns to the net wars on Tuesday, when it hosts Paulding County in the first of three region battles it faces during the week. Then on Wednesday, the Lady Wildcats travel to East Paulding and Thursday they will entertain neighboring Allatoona, which was the state runner up last year.

“Three of the most important region matches will be next week, three days in a row,” she said.

She expects the Lady Wildcats to give their best effort to meet the challenge and said they have been improving steadily all seasonlong.

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