Wildcats Defeat Northview for Berth in Class 6A Boys Tennis Championship

The Dunwoody Wildcats are headed to the Class 6A state championship!

The Dunwoody Wildcats are headed to the Class 6A state championship!

A trip to the Class 6A Boys Tennis Championship was on the line Thursday as the Dunwoody Wildcats faced off with Region 7-6A foe Northview on the road in the Final Four.

Dunwoody entered as the No. 3 seed from the region while Northview had earned the No. 2 seed.

Coach Charles Meador’s Wildcats earned that trip to the championship round with a decisive 3-1 win on Northview’s home courts.

Junior Cole Brainard got a point on the board with a 6-3, 6-4 victory at No. 1 singles. The No. 1 doubles duo of senior Matthew Moussouri and freshman Quinn Wicklund had a close first set win of 7-5 but cruised to a 6-1 victory to make it a 2-1 Dunwoody advantage.

Junior Cade Lautenbacher closed out the big victory with a three-set match at No. 2 singles Lautenbacher won 6-2, 5-7, 6-2 as the Wildcats would begin to celebrate their trip to the Class 6A title match.

It is the Wildcats second state championship appearance as a team and the first since 2006 when they dropped a 3-0 decision to Westminster in the Class AAA title match.

Dunwoody (15-7) takes on another Region 7-6A opponent in the finals as they face No. 1 seed Johns Creek (17-2) which defeated the Wildcats twice this spring, including 5-0 in the regular season and 3-0 in the Region 7-6A semifinals. Johns Creek defeated Centennial 4-0 in the all-Region 7-6A state semifinals.

The Wildcats are 0-2 against Johns Creek in the state playoffs including losses in the 2011 Sweet 16 and 2012 Elite 8.

DCSD Tennis State Playoffs Results
Thursday, May 3
Class 6A Boys Final Four
Dunwoody (15-7) 3, Northview 1

DCSD Tennis State Playoffs Schedule
Monday, May 7
Class 5A Girls Final Four
Buford at Chamblee (20-0), 4:30 pm

Saturday, May 12
Rome Tennis Center, Berry College
Class 6A Boys Championship
Dunwoody (15-7) vs. Johns Creek (17-2), 2:00 pm

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