Wildcats split against Allatoona


The Woodland High boys and girls tennis teams both got the better of the singles matches Wednesday in a non-region match against Allatoona, each taking two out of three.

However, the girls were able to steal a doubles match, while the boys lost both doubles lines, which was the difference in the Lady Wildcats picking up a 3-2 win and the boys falling by a score of 3-2.

Breanna Shook won on Line 1 singles for the girls, and Kayla Gales had perhaps the strongest showing on the day on Line 3 with a 6-2, 6-0 win. As a result, the girls’ match came down to Line 2 doubles, where Abby Spaulding and Monterya Morrow were able to prevail, 6-1, 6-3, to put Woodland over the top.

The boys got wins on Line 1 singles with Bryce VanOrder cruising to a 6-2 first-set win and battling in a second-set tiebreaker to win his match. On Line 2, Connor Gunnel continued his strong season with a 6-0, 6-1 win.

Woodland was competitive in the doubles matches as well, but couldn’t pull out a set to take the match.

Both teams return to region play today at Kell.

The Cass High girls tennis team earned its second win of the season Wednesday by beating Paulding County, 4-1.

Meanwhile, the boys narrowly lost their second match in a row, falling by a score of 3-2 to Paulding after losing to Woodland 3-2 on Tuesday.

The girls now have two region wins, the first coming against East Paulding. 

The Lady Colonels were once again led by standout Line 1 singles player Emily Surcey, who won her match 6-0, 6-0. It wasn’t just Surcey who had a strong performance, though, as Cass swept all three singles lines. Payton Tatusko won on Line 2, 6-2, 1-6, 6-4; and Emma Wickenheiser won on Line 3, 6-0, 6-2.

The Line 1 doubles team of McKenley King and Carli Rediger added to the strong day for the Lady Colonels, and they won by scores of 6-2 and 6-3.