Cartersville tennis chasing region titles

DJ Blalock

The Region 5-AAA tournament got underway Monday with No. 1 seed Cartersville cruising past the Ringgold girls 5-0 and No. 2 seed Adairsville blasting the Gordon Central girls 5-0. Cartersville will face Coahulla Creek while Adairsville will meet Sonoraville Tuesday morning for the right to advance to the region finals later today. … The Cartersville boys will meet Sonoraville in the semifinals of the Region 5-AAA tournament with Coahulla Creek meeting North Murray later Tuesday morning. Cartersville, also the No. 1 seed in the tournament, blanked Gordon Central yesterday 5-0 while Sonoraville beat Adairsville, Coahulla Creek downed Ringgold and North Murray whitewashing Lakeview- Fort Oglethorpe. … Excel Christian’s shot at making the state playoffs came to a close with a loss to Rome in the 6-A region tournament. … Lowndes will enter the Region 1-AAAAAA tournament this Thursday on fire after the boys bashed Brantley County 5-1 while the girls won 5-0. Each team finished the regular season 16-2 and the boys will enter the field as the No. 1 seed. Samuel Price won at No. 1 singles for Lowndes. The Vikings will play the winner of Colquitt County-Valdosta. The Lowndes girls will enter the tournament as the No. 2 seed and will face either Valdosta, Brunswick or Coffee. … Wesleyan and St. Pius X split a pair of matches last week as the St. Pius X boys handed Wesleyan a 4-1 defeat while the Wesleyan girls dominated St. Pius X by a similar 4-1 score. Sophia and Savannah Strickland each won a singles match for Wesleyan as did Sarah Setplage while the doubles team of Kaitlin English-Leila Jordan picked up a win. … Hillgrove’s Matt Hill has signed to play tennis next year at UAB, but the senior still has unfinished business in the Region 4-AAAAAA tournament which continues Tuesday. Hillgrove will face Kennesaw Mountain with the winner earning the right to face either North Cobb, a Class AAAAA semifinalist one year ago, or Harrison on Thursday. North Cobb is 12-0 on the year, but Hill is undefeated on the season for 13-3 Hillgrove. Last year, the Hawks entered the AAAAA playoffs as the No. 3 seed out of Region 4-AAAAA but won a pair of matches on the road before falling to Region 2-AAAAA champion Westlake.


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