Gilmer Tennis Finishes Undefeated In Region

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The Gilmer tennis teams completed the region schedule for 2019 with a victory over the Bruins of Northwest Whitfield to remain undefeated.  This big win will send the Bobcats into the region tournament on April 9th and 10th as the number on seed for both boys and girls teams.

Coach Donna Parks said, ” It is very exciting to go in as the #1 seed.”  The Cats will have a first-round bye as the top seed.

In the matches with the Bruins, the Lady Cats took the team win by a 3-2 score on the afternoon. Scoring on the day was as follows:

SINGLES:

Senior Lauren Cole Fell to Sruthi Gireeshkumar 0-6 and 1-6

Hope Colwell fell to Isha Mittal 4-6 and 3-6

Emma Callihan defeated Daniela Vara 6-3 and 6-4

DOUBLES:

Sarah Sheahan/Beth Burnette defeated Claire Rann/River McClain 6-4 and 6-0

Mary Elizabeth Walker(Senior)/Morgan White defeated Abby Adams/Paige Hughes  6-1 and 6-0

In boys action, the Cats also took the 3-2 victory over Northwest.

SINGLES:

Brett Becker fell to Will Helton 3-6 and 1-6

Senior Carter Hice defeated Gabe Kirk 6-4 and 6-2

Senior Tripp Pierce defeated Will Summey 6-2 and 6-3

DOUBLES:

Mason Hadden/Luke Wimpey defeated Matthew Harris/ Billy Robison6-4 and 6-4

Corbin Singleton(Senior)/Kaden Reece fell to Gage Lyon/Hayden Maynard 3-6, 6-1, and 3-6

The Cats have had a great season and are excited to be atop the region standings. Best of luck to Gimer Tennis and bring home a region title!

 

Varsity Tennis Defeats Pickens

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The varsity Bobcats and Lady Cats took the courts against the Dragons of Pickens in a warmup of things to come as the meet up in region play in the near future.  Several team members did not compete as they were attending other events.  The Cats defeated the Dragons despite the absence of several of their main athletes.

 

Lady Cats Singles:  Hope Colwell defeated Chloe Imbriano 6-1 and 6-0, Emma Callihan defeated Sarah Parks 6-4 and 6-2, Morgan White defeated Emily Pierello 6-0 and 6-2. In exhibition- Ellie Teague defeated Kami 8-7

Lady Cats Doubles:  Sarah Sheahan/Beth Burnette defeated Katie Cowart/Sydney Pearson 6-4 and 6-0, Josie Reece/Emma Deyton took a loss to Hattie Baker/Kate Wigington 6-0, 1-6 and 4-6.

Bobcats Singles: Brett Becker defeated Eli Bradford 6-1 and 6-0, Carter Hice fell to Tristen Warren 3-6 and 3-6,  Tripp Peirce defeated Craig Johnson 6-0 and 6-1

Bobcats Doubles:  Mason Hadden/Luke Wimpey fell to Cody Manis/Neagle 5-7(TB-3-7) and 2-6,  Corbin Singleton/Kaden Reece defeated Henry Moore/ Josh Cox 6-2 and 6-0  Exhibition- Rylan Cochran/ Gavin Berger defeated Avery/Andrew 8-3, Brett/Kaden defeated Owen/Rylie 8-1

JV Tennis Sweeps Dawson

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The Gilmer Junior Varsity tennis teams faced off against the Dawson Tigers on Wednesday with boys and girls getting the wins.

Stepping to the court for the Lady Cats and sweeping their opponents:

Ellie Teague with a win over Carly 8-4, Abi Contlay win over Chloe 8-4, and Jenna Cole win over Hailey 8-2 on the singles side.

In the doubles action for the Gilmer Lady Cats JV, Jessica Futch/Kylie Callihan defeated Wendy and Avery B. 8-2, Hannah Walker/Cana Coleman defeated Avery B. and Avery by an 8-1 score.  In an exhibition match, Kaylee Baccera/Bailey Wells fell to Isabella and Kelci 6-8.

With the boys taking the courts, the Cats continued the afternoon with a sweep as well over the Tigers of Dawson.       Coming away with victories in singles was Isaac Bradshaw 8-2 over his opponent and Isiah Sharp 8-0 over his opponent.

Doubles action had Gavin Berger/Ethan Cole 8-2 over the Dawson Tigers and Will Teague/Andy Lopez taking their match 8-1.

Congratulations to the JV Cats with a big win over the JV Tigers

Cats Tennis Shuts Out Southeast

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As the region action heats up for the Bobcats tennis teams, Gilmer took the court against a region opponent in Southeast Whitfield Raiders. With just four matches left within the region, every competition is important.

In the singles matches for the Lady Cats, Lauren Cole defeated Aixa Estrada 6-0 and 6-2, Hope Colwell defeated Violet Chairez 6-0 and 6-0, Emma Callihan defeated Olivia Beeam 6-0 and 6-0.

The doubles, the Lady Cats had dominating performances as well.  Beth Burnette/Josie Reece defeated Amin Ramirez/Esme Cruz 6-0, and 6-0, Mary Elizabeth Walker/Morgan White defeated Verneice Nieto/Sabrina Carillo 6-0 and 6-0 for the 5-0 sweep over the Lady Raiders.

Over on the boy’s side, the Bobcats continued to dominate Southeast and follow the girl’s lead in sweeping the Raiders at 5-0.  Getting wins in singles was Brett Becker at 6-2 and 6-0, Carter Hice at 6-0 and 6-0, Tripp Pierce at 6-0 and 6-2

Mason Hedden/Luke Wimpy at 6-0 and 6-0, Corbin Singleton/Kaden Reece at 6-1 and 6-0.  The Gilmer tennis teams are 2-0 in region competitions and playing their best thus far in 2019.

Bobcats Tennis Takes First Region Win Over Heritage

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The Cats Tennis team faced off with region foe in the Heritage Generals on Tuesday of last week walked away with their first region victory.

The Lady Cats came out with a 3-2 victory.

Singles action had Lauren Cole fell to Maleah McCalister 4-6 and 2-6, Hope Colwell over Kaylee Bright 6-3 and 6-2,  Emma Callihan over Anna Grace Skinner 2-6, 6-1, and 6-1.

Doubles action had Sarah Sheahan/ Beth Burnette fell to Christal/Phillips 2-6 and 5-7, Josie Reece/ Emma Deyton win over Autumn Viars/Kourtney McKenzie 6-1 and 6-3.

The varsity boys defeated the Generals by a 4-1 score.

Brett Becker defeated Davis Kilgo 6-1 and 7-5, Carter Hice fell to Cooper Terry 4-6 and 2-6, Tripp Pierce defeated J.T. Halloren 6-1 and 6-1.

Hedden/Wimpey defeated Wooten/Minton 6-2 and 6-3 in doubles  Also getting  the match win for Gilmer was Singleton/Reece who defeated their opponents 6-4 and 6-3.

Bobcats Tennis Takes Down Dawson

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The 2019 tennis season is underway for Gilmer High School and they started out with a bang as they took the courts against a non-region opponent in the Tigers of Dawson High School.

On the 18th Coach Parks and her team got off to a good start with a dominating win over the Tigers.  The boys swept their way to 5-0 win while the Lady Cats edged out the Lady Tigers 3-2.

On the Lady Cats side:

Singles- Lauren Cole vs Kathryn Menoche 2-6,6-2, 3-6 (Loss)      Sarah Sheahan vs Tyler Perry 2-6,2-6                                            Morgan White vs Grace Anderson 6-0,6-0 (Win)                                                                                                              Doubles- Jose Reece/Mary Elizabeth Walker vs Sammy Hafermalz/Chloe Chameli 6-1,6-1 (Win)                                                       Ellie Teague/Abi Contlay vs Ashlynn Anglin/Carly Sticker 6-4,6-0 (Win)                                                                 Exhibition-Jenna Cole/Hannah Walker vs Kaylee Hamilton/Hailee Yarborough 6-4,8-6(Win) pulled

Gilmer Boys

Singles- Brett Becker vs Elijiah Stenfield 6-1,6-3(Win)   Carter Hice vs Chandler Ingram 7-6(7-4 Tiebreaker), 6-4(W)                 Tripp Pierce vs Brendan Swofford 6-1,6-4 (Win)

Doubles- Luke/mason vs Devin/Bailey 6-1,6-2 (Win)                                                                                                                                       Rylan/Corbin vs Wil/Christian 4-6,6-3,7-6(10-7 Tiebreaker)(Win)                                                                             Exhibition- Kaden/Isaac vs Conner/Ben 6-1,6-2(Win)

Gilmer Tennis Splits On the Afternoon

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Wednesday afternoon had the Gilmer Tennis team take to the courts a Bridge Mill in Cherokee County.  The weather was a little cool but the racquets were pretty hot for the Bobcats and not so much for the Lady Cats.

The Gilmer girls couldn’t get things going as they faced a good Warriors team. On this day the better team got the best of the Lady Cats who were unable to muster a win.  The Lady Warriors took all the matches to win the day 5-0.

Singles: Lauren Cole….0-6,0-6(L),  Sarah Sheahan…6-4, 1-6, 2-6(L), Morgan White…3-6,6-7,3-7(L)

Doubles: Josie Reece/Mary Elizabeth Walker…4-6,6-1,2-6(L),  Jenna Cole/Ellie Teague…1-6,2-6(L)

The Gilmer boys took a 3-2 victory over the Cherokee Warriors on Wednesday afternoon.  The singles matches were the difference in scoring as the three Cats dominated their opponents.

Singles:  Brett Becker..6-4,6-1(W), Corbin Singleton…6-2,6-1(W), Isaac Bradshaw…6-1,6-2(W)

Doubles:  Mason Hadden/Kaden Reece…0-6,0-6(L), Rylan Cochran/Bryson Sisson…0-6,6-2,5-7(L)

In an exhibition match, Gavin Berger defeated his opponent 8-6.

The 2019 season is just getting started and the Gilmer tennis teams will continue to work hard and tune their skills as the region approaches.

Next up will be at Dawson High School to face off with the Tigers on Monday, February 18.  Start time is set for 4:00 PM.

 

Gilmer Tennis Host Lafayette in Region Match Up

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Gilmer tennis welcomed in the Ramblers of Lafayette high school on Wednesday in a region match up. The Lady Cats took to the courts with rackets in hand facing cold weather that produced 20 plus MPH winds and some snow on the first day of Spring.

The Girls played strong and took the overall victory winning 5 out of 6 sets from the Ramblers.  In singles matches Lauren Cole(6-4,6-3), Hope Colwell(6-2,6-3) had wins setting the stage for a good day on the courts. Also in singles, Katie Sheahan fought for over 2 and 1/2 hours in her match to no avail. Sheahan(6-1,3-6,6-7,6-8) would take a loss in the tie breaker.

In doubles for the Lady Cats, Sarah Sheahan/Beth Burnette(6-3,6-4) and Josie Reece/Emma Dayton(2-6,6-2,7-5) and Mary Elizabeth/Morgan White(8-5) came out with the wins to push a 5-1 overall score for the Lady Cats.

At the end of the day for the boys, the Cats and Ramblers split the score card at 3-3.  The action on the courts were hot even though the weather wasn’t.  In singles play, Carter Hice(6-4,6-2) and Tripp Pierce(6-3,6-2) took victories in outstanding fashion over their Rmbler opponents.  Taking an exhausting loss for the cats, Brett Becker(6-4,4-6,6-7,1-7) battled on the court for a little over 3 hours eventually falling to his opponent in a tie breaker set.  Doubles action produced a win for Kaden Reese/Ryan Cochran in 2 sets 6-1 and 6-0.  Falling short for the Cats in doubles were Luke Wimpy/Mason Hadden(4-6,3-6) and Isaac Bradshaw/Bryson Sisson(5-8).

 

Gilmer High School Tennis Celebrates Season

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The Gilmer High School tennis team concluded its 2016 campaign last night, with an awards banquet at El Rey’s in East Ellijay.

The year was highlighted by the Bobcats tennis team finishing the year with a 16-4 record, clinching region runners-up in 7-4A play this year and hosting the first-ever home state tennis match in GHS history as well.

Pictured in this photo are the award winners. In the front row (left to right) are: Mary Elizabeth Walker, JV Participation Award; Lauren Cole, Newcomer Award; Katie Sheahan, Best Overall Record Award; Hope Bobak, Coaches Award; Chancey Davis, Co-Dynamic Duo Award; Kali Malham, Scholar Athlete and Most 6-0 Wins Awards; Ally Davis, Spirit Award; Hannah Thomas, Co-Dynamic Duo Award. In the back row (left to right): Dusty Ray, Scholar Athlete and Co-Best Overall Record Awards; Isaac Hensley, Coaches Award; Carter Hice, Newcomer Award; Cole Edmondson, Co-Doubles Team of the Year Award; Chandler Cantrell, Co-Doubles Team of the Year Award; Riley Hice, Most 6-0 Wins and Co-Best Overall Record Awards; Matthew Bruner, Most Improved Player of the Year Award.  Not pictured: Moriah Martin, JV Participation Award; Sophie Morrison, JV Participation Award; Abi Cantlay, JV Participation Award; Katie Marick, Sportsmanship Award; Noah Chastain, Player to Watch Award. (Photo by: Kevin Hensley)

Pictured in this photo are the award winners. In the front row (left to right) are: Mary Elizabeth Walker, JV Participation Award; Lauren Cole, Newcomer Award; Katie Sheahan, Best Overall Record Award; Hope Bobak, Coaches Award; Chancey Davis, Co-Dynamic Duo Award; Kali Malham, Scholar Athlete and Most 6-0 Wins Awards; Ally Davis, Spirit Award; Hannah Thomas, Co-Dynamic Duo Award. In the back row (left to right): Dusty Ray, Scholar Athlete and Co-Best Overall Record Awards; Isaac Hensley, Coaches Award; Carter Hice, Newcomer Award; Cole Edmondson, Co-Doubles Team of the Year Award; Chandler Cantrell, Co-Doubles Team of the Year Award; Riley Hice, Most 6-0 Wins and Co-Best Overall Record Awards; Matthew Bruner, Most Improved Player of the Year Award. Not pictured: Moriah Martin, JV Participation Award; Sophie Morrison, JV Participation Award; Abi Cantlay, JV Participation Award; Katie Marick, Sportsmanship Award; Noah Chastain, Player to Watch Award. (Photo by: Kevin Hensley)

 

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Gilmer Bobcats Tennis Season Ends at First Round of State

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The 2016 Region 7-4A runner-up Gilmer High School Bobcats tennis squad hosted its first-ever state match last Tuesday against Grady High School.

The Grey Knights spoiled the momentum GHS had built throughout their dominant season, defeating the Bobcats 4-1.

Bobcat Dusty Ray returns a shot last Tuesday against Grady. Ray garnered the only Gilmer state victory of the day, as the Bobcats fell 4-1 to the Grey Knights and were eliminated from the state playoffs. (Photo by: Kevin Hensley)

Bobcat Dusty Ray returns a shot last Tuesday, in a state playoff match against Grady. Ray garnered the only Gilmer victory of the day, as the Bobcats fell 4-1 to the Grey Knights and were eliminated from the state playoffs. (Photo by: Kevin Hensley)

In singles play, Bobcat Riley Hice fell to Josh Wolfe, 0-6, 0-6. Gilmer player Isaac Hensley lost to Alex Lepik 2-6, 2-6, while Dusty Ray garnered the lone Gilmer win with a 6-3, 6-4 win over Matt Wood.

Doubles matches saw Bobcats Cole Edmondson and Chandler Cantrell drop their match to Chase Masri and Kyle Mulholland 3-6, 1-6, while the Gilmer duo of Matthew Bruner and Noah Chastain lost the only set completed before the match was called to Robert Mobley and Randall Schwartz, 0-6.

Speaking on the Bobcats state appearance and the season as a whole, head GHS coach Donna Parks said, “The entire team was proud to be able to bring a round of state competition to Gilmer County this year. The boys set high expectations for themselves and did their best to achieve them. Although the outcome was not what we had wished for, the boys gave it their all and left it all on the courts. For the boys that are graduating, I know they feel like they have had a great run. For those that aren’t graduating, we look forward to moving even farther next year and hope to make these kind of years more common.”

The GHS Bobcats tennis team finish the 2016 season with a 16-4 overall record.

 

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Bobcats Tennis Claims Region 7-4A Runner-Up

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For the first time since 1999, the Gilmer High School Bobcats tennis team finished as region runner-up, securing their first-ever home state tennis match in the process.

The finish came as Gilmer entered the 2016 Region 7-4A tournament, which was held last Wednesday and Thursday at Lakeshore Park in Dalton, as the number two seed. The Bobcats knocked off Southeast Whitfield 3-0 in the opening round, picked up a hard-fought 3-2 win over Lafayette in the semifinals and lost 4-1 in the region championship match to the Cartersville Hurricanes.

“After last year’s (third-place) placement in the region tournament, we are all very excited about capturing the runner-up position this year!” head GHS coach Donna Parks exclaimed after the tournament. “The boys only lost in the region to Cartersville this year and were undefeated in all home matches. Even though the boys do not play in the USTA (United States Tennis Association) or ALTA (Atlanta Lawn Tennis Association) leagues, it’s impressive to witness the sheer talent of each of these boys that got them to where they are today.”

Bobcat Riley Hice takes to the air to set up for a slam return, in the finals of the 2016 Region 7-4A tournament against Cartersville at Lakeshore Park in Dalton last Thursday. Hice was the only Gilmer player to go unbeaten in the tournament, as the Bobcats finished as region runner-up for the first time since 1999. (Photo by: Kevin Hensley)

Bobcat Riley Hice takes to the air to set up for a slam return, in the finals of the 2016 Region 7-4A tournament against Cartersville at Lakeshore Park in Dalton last Thursday. Hice was the only Gilmer player to go unbeaten in the tournament, as the Bobcats finished as region runner-up for the first time since 1999. (Photo by: Kevin Hensley)

Against the Southeast Whitfield Raiders, Riley Hice picked up a 6-2, 6-1 win. Isaac Hensley won his match 6-0, 6-0, while Dusty Ray garnered a forfeit victory that gave Gilmer the win. In the region tournament, matches were stopped once a team victory was secured to keep the action moving.

“We had won against Southeast Whitfield in the regular season, so we knew we could win if we just stayed focused,” Parks explained. “There was not as much pressure during this match, because the one match was forfeited to us.”

The semifinal match paired the Bobcats with the Lafayette Ramblers. After edging by Lafayette 3-2 in the regular season, Hice picked up a 6-1, 6-0 win and Hensley secured a 6-0, 7-5 victory. Doubles matches saw Cole Edmondson and Chandler Cantrell fall 3-6, 3-6, while Matthew Bruner and Noah Chastain dropped their match 4-6, 0-6.

Coach Jordan Hice joins the rest of the Bobcats tennis squad in congratulating Dusty Ray, moments after he exited the court following a two-hour, hard-fought 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 win over Lafayette in the semifinals of the 2016 Region 7-4A tournament last Thursday at Lakeshore Park in Dalton. The win clinched a 3-2 team victory for Gilmer, advancing them to the region championship match against Cartersville. (Photo by: Kevin Hensley)

Coach Jordan Hice joins the rest of the Bobcats tennis squad in congratulating Dusty Ray, moments after he exited the court following a two-hour, hard-fought 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 win over Lafayette in the semifinals of the 2016 Region 7-4A tournament last Thursday at Lakeshore Park in Dalton. The win clinched a 3-2 team victory for Gilmer, advancing them to the region championship match against Cartersville. (Photo by: Kevin Hensley)

The deciding third singles match was won by Ray, 3-6, 6-4, 6-1. The match lasted for two hours before Ray clinched the victory.

“All parents, team members and fans were on pins and needles, as we watched Dusty fight back from losing his first set to winning the really even match,” Parks said. “Dusty stayed confident and consistent, as he has throughout the year, to win the match for us.”

The win over Lafayette put Gilmer in the region championship match against Cartersville, who had defeated the Bobcats 4-1 in the regular season. Hensley dropped his match 2-6, 2-6, while Ray lost 0-6, 2-6. Edmondson and Cantrell then took a hard-fought 6-4, 1-6, 6-8 loss to win the match for the Hurricanes. However, the action continued on, as Bruner and Chastain fell 1-6, 2-6, while Hice picked up the lone Bobcats victory against Cartersville after a lengthy, 5-7, 8-6, 10-3 victory.

“Riley set out with a personal goal to beat his opponent from the Hurricanes, which he did,” Parks later pointed out.

Lady Cats season ends in first round of region

The Lady Cats saw their season end abruptly, dropping an opening round match to Lafayette 3-0.

Kali Malham took a 4-6, 2-6 loss in singles action. Hannah Thomas and Chancey Davis lost 0-6, 2-6, while Katie Marick and Katie Sheahan fell 4-6, 4-6 to give the Lady Ramblers the win.

“Going into this match, we knew it would be tough,” Parks said of the Lady Cats contest. “Ally (Davis) was the only one to beat them in the regular season, but a couple of other matches were close so we had high hopes. Knowing it was going to take some effort, the girls played hard and stuck with it until the end when the match was called.”

Parks also commented on the Lady Cats season as a whole. “We had a lot of experience going for us in the girls team. Although the girls (season) didn’t end with a state appearance this year, I was still proud of the dedication and work ethic that they put into each practice and match. I’m looking forward to next year, although we’re losing four seniors and that will bring a new set of challenges for the girls.”

The Lady Cats finish the year with a 8-9 record, while the Bobcats are still active with an 16-3 record thus far.

The Bobcats will host Grady High School tomorrow, for the first round of state. The action gets underway at Gilmer High School at 5 p.m.

 

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Bobcats Tennis Finishes Regular Season 14-2

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No matter the opponent, no matter the location, no matter the time, the Gilmer High School Bobcats tennis team takes control of a court.

Three more wins this week give the Bobcats a final record this season of 14-2 (6-1 in region play). After downing non-region neighbor the Dawson Tigers 3-2 on the road Monday, the Bobcats downed Northwest Whitfield during a late make-up road match 4-1 Tuesday and fanned the Ridgeland Panthers 5-0 at home Wednesday.

Meanwhile, the Lady Cats finish the year at 8-8 (2-5 in region play), following a 3-2 triumph over Dawson and 3-2 losses to Northwest and Ridgeland.

Monday at Dawson, Bobcat Riley Hice defeated Dillard Blanton 6-3, 6-4. Isaac Hensley fell to Tiger Hayden Roper 4-6, 2-6, while Bobcat Dusty Ray bested Tristan Ingram 6-1, 7-5.

In boys doubles action, Bobcats Cole Edmondson and Chandler Cantrell beat Derek Chambers and Casey Passmore 6-0, 6-4, while Matthew Bruner and Noah Chastain fell to Tigers Hunter LeBaron and Andrew Hafermalz 5-7, 1-6.

Carter Hice also won an exhibition match for Gilmer over Kyle Phillips, 8-1.

Lady Cat Kali Malham returns a shot during a match against Fannin March 22. Malham won two of her three matches for Gilmer this week. (Photo by: Kevin Hensley)

Lady Cat Kali Malham returns a shot during a match against Fannin March 22. Malham won two of her three matches for Gilmer this week. (Photo by: Kevin Hensley)

Lady Tiger Brandi Jo Hafermalz beat Ally Davis 7-5, 6-2 in girls singles action. Kali Malham gave the Lady Cats a victory with a 7-6, 6-4 triumph over Savannah Kennedy, while Isabel Queen secured a 6-7, 6-1, 6-0 win for Dawson over Hope Bobak.

Doubles girls matches featured Lady Cats Hannah Thomas and Chancey Davis downing Emma Brown and Peyton Porter 4-6, 6-4, 6-2 and the pairing of Katie Marick and Katie Sheahan defeating Gracey Buice and Sara Shepard 7-6, 6-0.

Exhibition girls doubles matches gave Lady Cats Lauren Cole and Mary Elizabeth Walker an 8-5 victory over Maddie Binkley and Isabella Brown, while Lady Tigers Zoe Grindstaff and Tyler Perry beat Moriah Martin and Sophie Morrison 8-1.

GHS resumed region play Tuesday, in a make-up road match at Northwest Whitfield. In order to squeeze in the match, Gilmer played the Bruins after Northwest finished off Southeast Whitfield, putting the start time around 5:30 p.m.

Riley Hice won his match 7-6, 6-0. Hensley picked up a 6-2, 6-0 victory, while Ray emerged with a 3-6, 6-3, 7-5 triumph.

Edmondson and Cantrell garnered a 6-4, 6-4 win, while Bruner and Chastain fell 0-6, 6-3, 4-6.

Ally Davis fell 0-6, 0-6 in girls singles play, while Malham dropped her match 1-6, 0-6 and Bobak garnered a 7-6, 6-4 victory.

Thomas and Chancey Davis fell 6-2, 5-7, 4-6, while Marick and Sheahan picked up a doubles victory by garnering a 7-5, 6-3 triumph.

Another make-up match awaited Wednesday, this time at home against Ridgeland.

Riley Hice won his affair 6-2, 6-1. Hensley garnered a 6-0, 6-0 shutout, while Ray triumphed 7-5, 6-3.

In boys doubles play, Edmondson and Cantrell secured a 6-2, 6-2 win, while Bruner and Chastain earned a 6-1, 6-4 victory.

Ally Davis dropped her girls singles match 3-6, 0-6. Malham picked up a 7-5, 6-4 win, while Bobak fell 2-6, 6-2 and 2-6.

Thomas and Chancey Davis dropped their girls doubles match 1-6, 6-7, while Marick and Sheahan garnered a 3-6, 6-1, 10-8 tiebreaker victory.

Cole also picked up an 8-7 exhibition girls singles victory.

Gilmer will next travel to the region tournament in Dalton, which will be held April 12-15.

 

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Gilmer Bobcats Tennis Improves to 11-2

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The Gilmer High School tennis team followed a senior night shutout Monday against Fannin with matches at Pickens Tuesday and Cherokee Wednesday.

In the region match at Pickens, the Bobcats won 4-1, while the Lady Cats fell to the Dragonettes by the same margin.

Boys singles action against the Dragons saw Riley Hice defeated Skyler Denton 6-0, 6-0. Issac Hensley downed Sam Barber 6-0, 6-0, while Dusty Ray bested Grady Pearson 6-2, 6-2.

The combination of Cole Edmondson and Chandler Cantrell beat Stephen Jordan and Blue Goodman 7-5, 6-2, while Kyle Baker and Cody Manus teamed up for the only Pickens boys victory by downing Matthew Bruner and Noah Chastain 7-6, 6-2.

An exhibition boys singles match featured Carter Hice beating B.J. Barnhill 6-4, 6-2.

In girls singles matches, Dragonette Ginny Morris defeated Ally Davis 6-4, 6-2. Sarah Prather beat Kali Malham 6-2, 6-4, while Hope Bobak fell 7-6, 2-6, 5-7 to Ashley Hamby.

Peyton and Kendal Avery bested Hannah Thomas and Chancey Davis 6-3, 6-0 in doubles action, while Katie Marick and Katie Sheahan secured the lone Lady Cats triumph with a 6-3, 6-1 victory over Katie Cowart and Emma DePuma.

Exhibition girls matches featured Lady Cats Mary Elizabeth Walker and Moriah Martin fall 8-4 and the Gilmer duo of Lauren Cole and Sophie Morrison dropping a 8-5 affair.

“The boys continue to dominate the court,” said head Gilmer coach Donna Parks. “Our boys are so competitive this year and along with their talent, it’s utter determination that pulls them through when they need it most. We had a couple of girls get hurt or sick. Hannah Thomas was playing on a taped, rolled ankle and stepped on it wrong during the first set of her match. She finished the match in pain, but gave it her best effort. Ally started to feel nauseous and dizzy during her second set. Although she was shaky and feeling bad, she finished out her match and never gave up.”

The team then headed to Bridgemill Athletic Club Wednesday to face the Cherokee Warriors in non-region action. The Bobcats fell 3-2, while the Lady Cats again fell 4-1.

As Bobcat teammate Noah Chastain looks on, Matthew Bruner serves Creekview during a match March 17. Chastain and Bruner teamed up for a 6-3, 7-5 over Cherokee Wednesday. (Photo by: Kevin Hensley)

As Bobcat teammate Noah Chastain looks on, Matthew Bruner serves Creekview during a match March 17. Chastain and Bruner teamed up for a 6-3, 7-5 over Cherokee Wednesday. (Photo by: Kevin Hensley)

Riley Hice dropped his match 6-0, 6-0. Hensley fell 6-0, 6-1, while Ray lost 6-1, 6-2.

GHS got its boys wins in doubles action. Edmondson and Cantrell won 4-6, 6-1, 6-3, while Bruner and Chastain picked up a 6-3, 7-5 victory.

Carter Hice fell in an exhibition match, 8-4.

The Lady Cats were also swept in singles matches. Ally Davis lost 6-0, 6-0, Malham fell in a hard-fought 2-6, 7-6, 0-6 match, while Bobak dropped another tough match 6-7, 7-6, 4-6.

In doubles matches, Chancey Davis and Sheahan fell 6-0, 6-2, while Marick and Cole teamed up for the lone girls win with a 6-2, 6-3 victory.

Martin won an exhibition girls match 8-5, while Walker and Morrison fell 8-5 in an exhibition doubles contest.

“Cherokee is another school that has year-round tennis involvement,” Parks explained. “They bring some definite competition to our players, which is good for their overall game. We had some matches go to a third set, which was fun to watch.”

Following the week, the Bobcats sit at 11-2 (4-1 in region play) for the year, while the Lady Cats are 7-6 (2-3 in region play).

Gilmer has another busy week on tap. The team heads to Dawson Monday, before playing a make-up region match Tuesday at Northwest Whitfield. Another region make-up will take place Wednesday, as GHS welcomes Ridgeland. Gilmer then returns to the road Thursday, as it heads to White County for a match against the Warriors.

 

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Gilmer Tennis Downs Fannin on Senior Night

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The Gilmer High School tennis team hosted 515 rival the Fannin County Rebels for its senior night match yesterday.

GHS made the end result a memorable one for its seniors, as the Bobcats fanned the Rebels 5-0 and the Lady Cats picked up a 4-1 victory.

In boys singles action, Riley Hice bested Trevor Neal 6-0, 6-0. Issac Hensley downed Blake Cobb 6-1, 6-1, while Dusty Ray defeated Paul Walker 6-0, 6-0.

The combination of Cole Edmondson and Chandler Cantrell picked up a hard-fought 6-1, 5-7, 7-5 victory over Grant Fitts and Alex Prince, while Matthew Bruner and Noah Chastain beat the duo of Ben Finley and Aaron Walden 6-0, 7-5.

Lady Rebel Emily Key delivers the ball yesterday against Gilmer. Key secured the only Fannin win of the day against GHS, downing Ally Davis 6-0, 6-4. (Photo by: Kevin Hensley)

Lady Rebel Emily Key delivers the ball yesterday against Gilmer. Key secured the only Fannin win of the day against GHS, downing Ally Davis 6-0, 6-4. (Photo by: Kevin Hensley)

Emily Key garnered the lone Fannin win of the evening by defeating Ally Davis 6-0, 6-4. Lady Cat Kali Malham bested Caeley Tredeau 6-3, 6-0, while Hope Bobak earned a 6-3, 7-5 win over Claudia Bautista.

In girls doubles matches, the team of Hannah Thomas and Chancey Davis beat Briana and Kennedy Rogers 6-1, 6-0, while Katie Marick and Katie Sheahan downed Emily Hamilton and MacKenzie Moreland 6-0, 6-0.

The wins put the Bobcats at a 10-1 (3-1 in region play) record, while the Lady Cats are now 7-4 (2-2 in region play). The Lady Rebels and Rebels are now 2-5 (1-3 in region play) for the year.

Prior to the match yesterday against Fannin, the Gilmer High School tennis team recognized its eight seniors. From left to right are: Dusty Ray, Cole Edmondson, Chandler Cantrell, Isaac Hensley, Chancey Davis, Kali Malham, Ally Davis and Hannah Thomas. (Photo by: Kevin Hensley)

Prior to the match yesterday against Fannin, the Gilmer High School tennis team recognized its eight seniors. From left to right are: Dusty Ray, Cole Edmondson, Chandler Cantrell, Isaac Hensley, Chancey Davis, Kali Malham, Ally Davis and Hannah Thomas. (Photo by: Kevin Hensley)

 

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Gilmer Tennis Serves Ramblers; Falls to Hurricanes

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The Gilmer High School tennis team completed three matches in as many days last week, picking up a home region win against the Lafayette Ramblers last Tuesday in the process.

The Bobcats bested Lafayette 3-2, while the Lady Cats fell 4-1.

In boys singles match, Riley Hice picked up a 6-0, 6-3 victory. Issac Hensley won 6-4, 6-2, while Dusty Ray earned a 6-4, 6-3 win.

Both doubles matches went to the Ramblers. Cole Edmondson and Chandler Cantrell fell 4-6, 4-6, while Matthew Bruner and Noah Chastain dropped their contest 3-6, 2-6.

A boys exhibition match went to Carter Hice, 6-4.

The lone Lady Cats victory against Lafayette came from Ally Davis, who picked up a 6-1, 6-4 win. Kali Malham fell 0-6, 3-6, while Hope Bobak lost 2-6, 3-6.

In girls doubles matches, Hannah Thomas and Chancey Davis fell 5-7, 4-6, while Katie Marick and Katie Sheahan dropped their affair 2-6, 3-6.

In exhibition girls play, Lauren Cole fell 6-4, 5-7, 3-10, while Sophie Morrison won 6-2, 6-0 and Moriah Martin picked up a 7-6, 6-1 win. An exhibition girls doubles match was won by Mary Elizabeth Walker and Abigail Cantlay, 6-3, 6-3.

Bobcat Isaac Hensley reaches for a return last Thursday against Creekview. Hensley went 3-0 last week and picked up the only Gilmer victory at Cartersville Wednesday. (Photo by: Kevin Hensley)

Bobcat Isaac Hensley reaches for a return last Thursday against Creekview. Hensley went 3-0 last week and picked up the only Gilmer victory at Cartersville Wednesday. (Photo by: Kevin Hensley)

The action only intensified last Wednesday at Cartersville. The Bobcats suffered their first defeat of the year, 4-1, while the Lady Cats fell 5-0.

Riley Hice dropped his match 6-4, 3-6, 1-6, while Hensley garnered the only Gilmer victory of the day with a 6-2, 3-6, 6-2 win. Ray dropped his contest 0-6, 1-6.

Boys doubles matches saw Edmondson and Cantrell fall 4-6, 1-6, while Bruner and Chastain dropped their match 1-6, 0-6.

Carter Hice dropped an exhibition contest, 5-8.

Ally Davis, Malham and Bobak all lost 0-6, 0-6 in girls singles matches. Thomas and Chancey Davis dropped their affair 2-6, 1-6, while Marick and Sheahan lost 1-6, 3-6.

Martin and Cole teamed up for an exhibition girls doubles match, falling 5-8.

A split match took place the following day against Creekview. The Bobcats got back into the win column with a 4-1 home victory, while the Lady Cats fell 5-0 on the road to the Lady Grizzlies.

Riley Hice picked up a 6-0, 6-2 victory, while Hensley bested his opponent 6-0, 6-2 and Ray garnered a 6-0, 6-3 win.

Boys doubles matches saw Edmondson and Cantrell fall 6-4, 3-6, 2-6, while Bruner and Chastain won 7-5, 6-1.

At Creekview, Ally Davis fell 0-6, 1-6, while both Malham and Bobak dropped their respective matches 1-6, 2-6.

The girls doubles matches against the Lady Grizzlies ended with a 1-6, 2-6 loss for Thomas and Chancey Davis and Marick and Cole falling 1-6, 1-6.

An exhibition girls doubles match ended with Walker and Martin dropping the contest, 3-8.

The Bobcats are now 9-1 (3-1 in region play) for the year, while the Lady Cats currently sit at 6-4 (2-2 in region play). Gilmer will get heavy into 515 action this week, as Fannin comes to town today and GHS travels to Pickens tomorrow for a region match. A non-region match at Cherokee awaits Wednesday, before Gilmer resumes region play Thursday at Northwest Whitfield.

 

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Gilmer Tennis Downs Raiders, Indians

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Two more victories for both the Gilmer High School Lady Cats and Bobcats tennis teams came handily this week, as Gilmer swept both the Southeast Whitfield Raiders Wednesday and the Towns County Indians yesterday, by margins of 5-0.

In boys singles matches at home against Southeast Whitfield, Riley Hice downed Anthony Pazo 6-0, 6-0. Issac Hensley picked up a 6-4, 6-2 win over Landon Eaton, while Dusty Ray shutout Miquel Pimentel 6-0, 6-0.

Doubles boys action featured Cole Edmondson and Chandler Cantrell coming back to best Porter Johnson and Josiah Hasty 5-7, 6-2, 6-4 and the combination of Matthew Bruner and Noah Chastain defeating Cameron Bell and Cody Bishop 6-2, 6-3.

The girls singles matches featured Ally Davis winning a hard-fought 6-2, 9-7 affair over Ally Stanley. Kali Malham beat Cristina Limas 6-2, 6-0, while Hope Bobak downed Gabby Ortiz 6-2, 3-6, 6-2.

Doubles girls matches saw Hannah Thomas and Chancey Davis defeat Yocelyn Flores and Alonda Lopez 6-0, 6-2 and the duo of Katie Sheahan and Lauren Cole besting Lauren Allen and Allison Kountz 6-0, 6-0.

“The match with Southeast was a fairly, evenly-matched fight,” said head GHS tennis coach Donna Parks. “Our players overcame some tough times in their matches, to pull it together and come out with a win. When I see that kind of determination and dedication, it is inspiring.”

Bobcat Carter Hice returns a shot last Monday against Murray County. Hice picked up an 8-1 victory in exhibition action against Towns County yesterday. (Photo by: Kevin Hensley)

Bobcat Carter Hice returns a shot last Monday against Murray County. Hice picked up an 8-1 victory in exhibition action against Towns County yesterday. (Photo by: Kevin Hensley)

Pro-8 sets dominated the match at Towns County. Boys singles matches ended with Hice winning 8-0, Hensley picking up a 8-2 win and Ray earning an 8-1 win.

Doubles boys matches resulted in an 8-4 victory for Edmondson and Cantrell and Bruner and Chastain triumphing 8-2.

In an exhibition match, Carter Hice picked up an 8-1 win.

Girls singles matches featured both Davis and Bobak picking up 8-0 shutouts, while Katie Marick garnered an 8-2 victory.

Doubles girls matches gave both Thomas and Davis, as well as Sheahan and Cole, 8-1 wins. Exhibition girls doubles matches saw Abigail Cantlay and Moriah Martin fall 8-6, Mary Elizabeth Walker and Sophie Morrison winning 8-5 and Sheahan and Cole playing once more, taking an 8-0 win in the process.

The wins leave the Bobcats at a perfect 7-0 (2-0 in region play) for the year, while the Lady Cats are currently 6-1 (2-0 in region play) for the year.

Gilmer will face a difficult region schedule next week, thanks to inclement weather that forced numerous reschedules in February. GHS will host Heritage Monday and Lafayette Tuesday, before traveling to Cartersville Wednesday. The Bobcats will then host non-region action against Creekview Thursday, while the Lady Cats will travel to Canton to face Creekview.

 

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