The Catoosa County News

Lafayette smashes Southeast in season debut

- By Scott Herpst

The Lafayette Lady Ramblers enjoyed a smashing debut on their brand-new tennis courts by blanking visiting Southeast Whitfield last Tuesday afternoon, 5-0.

The Orange-and-black won all five matches without dropping a set.

Erin Lemons picked up a 6-3, 6-1 victory at No. 1 singles. Abigail Clark won 6-4, 6-1 at No. 2 singles, while Sydney Kruger won in straight sets, 6-1, 6-4, at No. 3 singles.

The team of Kenedy Ludy and Vianca Segarra won 6-0, 6-3 at No. 1 doubles, while Lanie Hamilton and Libby Parnell picked up a 6-0, 6-2 win at No. 2 doubles.

The team of Leah Willeford and Anniston Pierce picked up an 8-6 victory in an exhibition doubles match.

The Ramblers had a more difficult time with the Raiders in the boys’ match, but emerged with a 3-2 victory.

Dylan Brown picked up a win at No. 1 singles, 6-2, 3-6, 10-7, while Carter Reed took his No. 3 singles match by scores of 6-2 and 6-4. Beck Thrash, playing at No. 2 singles, took the opening set, 6-4, but lost the second, 6-1, before falling in a 10-8 tiebreaker.

The two teams split the doubles matches. Braxton Beavers and Noah Johnson won 6-2, 6-4 at No. 1 doubles, while Max Mcmanus and Tucker Rudd fell by scores of 6-0 and 6-1.


The Ringgold tennis teams earned their first wins and first Region 6-AAA wins of the season last Tuesday at home.

The Tigers picked up a 5-0 win behind singles wins from Io Hase, David Self and Ian Bates. Thatcher Willbanks and Wyatt Blankenshi­p won their doubles match, as did the team of Matthew Wright and

Mitchell Watson.

Ringgold’s girls hung on for a 3-2 win. Zoey Defoor and Sarah Taylor won in singles, while the team of Addison Svoboda and Hannah Brown scored the doubles victory.

Kallie Branum and Kaitlyn Dinkins also picked up a win in an exhibition doubles match.

No further informatio­n was available as of press time.


A come-from-behind three-set victory for the Catamounts at No. 1 doubles gave them a 3-2 victory over Heritage in a match played in Boynton last Tuesday.

Kaleb Biddle picked up a 7-5, 6-1 win at No. 1 singles, while Mac and John Keith won 6-3, 6-2 at No. 2 doubles.

Dalton scored wins at No. 2 and No. 3 singles. They dropped the first set at No. 1 doubles, 6-2, but rallied for a pair of 6-4 victories to clinch the match.

In the girls’ match, Heritage fell by a 4-1 count with No. 2 singles player, Ella Blansit, getting the lone point after a 6-4, 6-1 victory.


The Lady Warriors got a pair of individual wins last Tuesday, but it wasn’t enough to get past Coahulla Creek as the Red-and-white dropped a 3-2 decision at Lakeshore Park in Dalton.

The match did not count in the Region 6-AAA standings.

Darcy Gilreath needed an 11-9 tiebreaker to win the first set of her singles match before cruising in the second set to finish off a 7-6, 6-1 victory. Meanwhile, Julie Shore earned a 7-5, 6-3 win.

The LFO boys fell by a 5-0 count. No further informatio­n was available as of press time.

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