High School Tennis

Lady Vikings, Cougars win in split

February’s freaky weather made for another busy week in March for Newnan and Northgate tennis teams.

A makeup that was previously scheduled for mid February had both teams gutting out a non-region split at Newnan that saw the Cougars and Lady Vikings pull out victories.

Newnan’s boys swept doubles play and took two of three singles matches for a 4-1 win over the Vikings, while girls action went well into the evening on Tuesday.

Northgate’s girls pulled out a 3-2 victory in a match dominated by comeback efforts including tiebreakers at No. 1 singles from Danielle Rankin and No. 1 doubles from its team of Sarah Edmonds and Sarah Guilot.

The deciding match over the Lady Cougars, who were playing their fifth match over six days, came down to Northgate’s No. 2 doubles team of Lauren Handley and Sydney Wells.

Handley and Wells battled back from 0-4 deficits in both sets to earn a hard-fought 7-5, 7-5 victory over Newnan teammates Emily Ferguson and Ansley Knight.

Edmonds and Guillot equally fell behind in their No. 1 doubles match against Newnan’s top tandem of Olivia Dumas and Lollie Davis. After dropping the first set 4-6, the Northgate duo tied the match by winning the second 6-4 and carried that momentum into a 10-8 tiebreaking victory.

Rankin, meanwhile, won her first set 6-4 before holding off Newnan’s No. 1 singles player Gray Griffies for a 4-6, 5-7, 10-6 victory that also ended in a tiebreaker.

The Lady Cougars picked up their two victories from singles players Carly Griffies (6-4, 6-4) and Caroline Davis (6-0, 6-3) in straight sets at the No. 2 and No. 3 positions against respective Northgate opponents Hayley Hasberger and Ally Chenowith.

It was the first of three consecutive matches this week for Northgate, which hosts East Coweta today before returning to Region 4-AAAAA action against Creekside on Thursday.

Coming off a its second straight weekend tournament, Newnan returns to Region 3-AAAAAA play on Thursday against Tri-Cities.

In boys action, Newnan’s Landon Goolsby outlasted Northgate No. 2 singles player Cole Chenowith in a 6-4, 1-6, 10-6 victory that ended in a tiebreaker.

Mikey Miller added a win for the Cougars at No. 3 singles in a 6-1, 6-1 decision over Nate Taylor.

Newnan’s boys swept doubles matches with its No. 1 pairing of Stewart Rand and Sam Thomas holding off Northgate duo Daniel Blocker and Alex Waldron.

At the No. 2 position, the Cougars’ team of Bennett Souter and Dalton Ayers defeated Nathan Potter and Peyton Thomas 6-0, 6-3.

Northgate’s top singles player, Larry Sloan, gave the Vikings a victory by defeating Newnan’s William Ballou 6-4, 6-1.

In exhibition play, Rob Estes and Thomas Touchstone of Newnan defeated Tanner Kelly and D.J. Hernandez 6-2, 6-0.









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