High School Tennis

Lady Cougars fall 3-2 in second round

Mother Nature seemed as cruel for Newnan’s girls tennis team on the final day of the 2014 season as she was when it opened in February.

A year that began with a washed out home opener due to rain ended with the conclusion of a weather-delayed second-round match in the Class AAAAAA tournament at home with North Cobb.

Except it didn’t end there.

Monday’s storms arrived just in time to interrupt senior Caroline Davis’ rhythm in a conclusive No. 3 singles match after both the Lady Cougars and Lady Warriors split the first four 2-2.

With her opponent cramping on the court, Davis led a tiebreaker 3-2 after rallying back to split the first two sets 4-6, 6-2. The match, however, was forced to continue on Tuesday at the Peachtree Tennis Center. Refreshed, the North Cobb player and Davis proceeded to trade five consecutive points before the Lady Warrior pulled away to win 7-5.

“We were in a pretty good position there and then the bottom fell out [Monday] with the rain,” said Newnan head coach Hap Hines. “We played by USTA rules and we have to respect that. We may not be going to the Elite 8, but I can speak that I have some of the best kids who play with class. They’ve had a wonderful year. I hate that it had to end this way. But [seniors] Emily Ferguson, Caroline Davis and Gray Griffies have done a lot for Newnan tennis.”

Monday’s portion of the match saw the Lady Cougars, who finished as Region 3-AAAAAA runner-up hold their own against a North Cobb team that placed fourth out of a deep 4-AAAAAA alignment.

Carly Griffies evened the match at 1-1 at No. 2 singles with a 6-4, 6-2 victory in what Hines called “her best match all year.”

Ansley Knight and Ferguson kept the match tied 2-2 with a 6-3, 7-5 win at No. 2 doubles.




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