down to defeat. Lauren Torbett and LaTyah Barber lost 6-4, 6-1 at No. 1 doubles and Emma Richardson and Gracie Hamilton fell 6-1, 6-1 in the other match.
Skylar Oxford won her first set at No. 1 singles, 6-4, but had dropped the second set, 6-3, when play was halted. At No. 2 singles, Micaela Hobbs lost 6-2 in the first set, but won the second set, 6-2, and was leading 3-0 in the third set when play was stopped.
Ridgeland’s boys’ and girls’ team fell to second-seeded Gilmer in their first round matches. Individual scores had not been provided as of press time.
Ringgold boys set for state
The Tigers went 2-1 at the Region 6-AAA tournament to earn the region’s No. 3 seed. Ringgold knocked off Sonoraville on Tuesday by a 4-1 count before losing to Calhoun, 5-0, in the semifinals. In Wednesday’s consolation match, they edged past North Murray, 3-2.
Edward Cho (No. 2 singles), Jacob Anderson (No. 3 singles) and the
No. 1 doubles team of Seth Pittman and Collin Cook all won their matches against the Mountaineers with the doubles win clinching the victory after a thirdset tiebreaker.
Ringgold was scheduled to play at Pace Academy this Tuesday at 3 p.m. They were the only Catoosa County team to qualify for the 6-AAA tournament.
Gordon Lee boys No. 3 seed at state
For the second consecutive season, the Gordon Lee boys’ tennis team is headed to state.
Facing four other schools in Area 3-A tournament, the Trojans finished third and will be on the road for the first round. Gordon Lee will play at Lincoln County in the opening round.
Ryan McCurdy went 3-2 in No. 1 singles during the tournament. The team of Owen Frost and Garrison Heiden was 3-2 at No. 1 doubles, while Bradley Stoker and Michael Aiken were 3-2 at No. 2 doubles.
The Lady Trojans missed out on a trip to state. Jill Brandenburg was 1-4 at No. 1 singles, while Bethany Underwood and MaKenzie Bailey were each 2-3 at No. 2 and No. 3 singles, respectively.