Dunwoody’s Gracie Ackaway has the southpaw backhand return in her No. 2 doubles victory with teammate Ashton Harbin. (Photo by Mark Brock)
The Lady Wildcats (16-5) advanced to the third round of the state playoffs for the first time since the 2009 season with a 3-1 victory over South Effingham at Dunwoody on Monday.
The No. 1 doubles team of Allie Puckett and Jaydra Von Behren clinched the victory with a 6-3, 6-2 victory. They were leading the first set 4-3 and on serve when they broke the serve of the South Effingham duo to take a 5-3 lead on the way to the first set victory. They opened the second set with a break to jump out to a 4-1 lead and cruised to a 6-2 victory.
The No. 2 doubles team of sophomore Ashton Harbin and freshman Gracie Arkaway rolled to a 6-1, 6-3 win in their match to give Dunwoody its first point.
South Effingham tied the match at 1-1 with a win at No. 1 singles, but Dunwoody’s Lala Hamza took a 6-2, 6-1 win at No. 2 singles to put the Lady Wildcats within one of finishing the match at 2-1.
Dunwoody faces the winner of the Columbus/Clarke Central winner in the third round. The date, site and time are yet to be determined.
The Chamblee Lady Bulldogs (14-2) travel to West Laurens today (Tuesday) for their Class 4A girls’ state playoffs second round match at 5:00 pm.
The Class 6A boys’ second round match between Lakeside (14-3) and Northview will resume where it left off last week at 4:15 pm at the DeKalb Tennis Center.
DCSD STATE TENNIS RESULTS
Monday, April 25
Class 5A Boys
Dunwoody (17-2) 4, Camden Co. 0
Class 5A Girls
Dunwoody (16-5) 3, South Effingham 1
DCSD STATE TENNIS SCHEDULE
Tuesday, April 26
Class 6A Boys (2ND Round)
Northview vs. Lakeside (14-3), DeKalb Tennis Center, 4:15 pm
(continuation of rain out match from Thursday)
Class 4A Girls (2nd Round)
Chamblee (14-2) at West Laurens, 5:00 pm
Class 5A Boys (3rd Round)
LaGrange at Dunwoody (17-2), 3:30 pm