“The kids just have to be a lot more consistent and most of them are still just learning how to play the game,” Excel head coach Mark Hibbard said. “But with each match they’re improving.”
In No. 1 singles, Miriam Hibbard lost 0-6, 0-6 and Callaway Ford lost on the No. 2 line, 0-6, 1-6.
Tessa Thornbrough was able to pick up the win, however, as she won her match, 6-0, 6-3, on the No. 3 singles line.
In No. 1 doubles, Taylor Vaughn and Diana Davidson lost 5-7, 0-6 while Excel forfeited the No. 2 doubles match due to injury.
In boys play, Cade Archer lost 2-6, 4-6 at the No. 1 singles line. Sam Kirkland also lost at No. 2 singles, 4-6, 1-6.
Simon Morris was able to pick up the lone victory for the boys as he won his match, 6-1, 6-2.
Michael Ferris and Vince DaCamara lost their match at No. 1 doubles, 1-6, 0-6, and John Berry and Tyler Demmers lost their match in two sets, 0-6, 2-6.
Woodland loses to defending region champ
The Woodland girls tennis team headed into Thursday undefeated with a record of 7-0.
However, the Lady Wildcats had their toughest test of the season against Allatoona and fell short to the defending region champs at home, four matches to one.
“I’m extremely proud of my girls. They took a point away from Allatoona and that’s a major accomplishment,” Woodland coach Beth Heath said. “We scored a line against them and I’m proud of that.”
Karlie Abernathy and Ashlyn Walker were able to steal a point from Allatoona by winning the No. 2 doubles match, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4.
Erin Marratta lost the No. 1 singles match, 6-1, 6-2; Katie Abernathy lost the No. 2 singles match, 6-0, 6-0 and Somalia Lewis lost on the No. 3 singles line by the same score.
Learian Turner and Susy Beltran could not pull out the victory on the No. 2 singles as they fell 6-1, 6-2.
Woodland will play again Tuesday at home against Rome.