On Wednesday, the Morgan County High School Tennis team traveled to the Newnan Tennis Center in Augusta for the Region 4-AAA tournament. The Lady Dogs dominated, sweeping both Academy of Richmond County and Burke County on their way to the region championship. The Bulldogs knocked off Harlem but could not hold on against the Academy of Richmond County and brought the runner up trophy back to Madison.
For the girls, Karlie Lane didn’t drop a point in the tournament as the No. 1 singles representative. The No. 2 singles Sarah Waldron as well as the No. 1 Doubles Team of Emily Oglesby and Abbey Adams also kept their score card clean on their way to the championship. The top two positions for the Lady Dogs had such a dominant performance that the No. 3 singles rep Chesley Paschal as well as the No. 2 doubles team of Hailey Harrison and Amelia Potter didn’t have to play in the championship round.
For the boys, the first round match against Harlem was a clean take with No. 1 Jackson Kirby, No. 2 Will Thompson as well as the No. 1 doubles team of James Martin and Mason Foster all winning easily. The championship round was tougher for the Dogs. Kirby had to withdraw from his match due to cramping while Thompson dropped a tie break. Both Bulldog doubles teams, Martin and Foster as well as John Kirby Murdock and Zach Farese, won their matches against ARC. Unfortunately, Kaby Brand, No. 3 singles, dropped his match and the Dogs settled with the region runners up.
MCHS will host the first round of the GHSA tournament Monday with the Bulldogs facing Appling County at 2pm and the Lady Bulldogs against Tattnall County at 4:30.