Lady Cat tennis stuns MacIntosh

Published 4:45 pm Tuesday, April 18, 2017

The Bainbridge Lady Cat tennis team went on the road and stunned the higher seeded MacIntosh High School in the first round of the state playoffs on Monday, winning 3-1.

The Lady Cats we’re disappointed by their performance in the 2017 region tournament, but they did not let that slow them down as they barreled through MacIntosh.

“The girls just played hard,” said head coach Amy Thomas. “I don’t know if coming in as an underdog motivated and fueled them, but they came in strong from the start.”

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Led by a quick victory on the number one singles court from Sydney Burke, who swept her opponent, the Lady Cats set the pace.

After Burkes quick win, the number two doubles pair of Madison Wiggins and Megan Meszaros dropped their match 06-6, 2-6, to even the score at 1-1.

The number one doubles team of Brianna Mills and Bree Powell were able to secure their match 6-4,7-5, to put the Lady Cats up 2-1 overall and one win away from the victory.

It came down to the either Jade Stacey or freshman Gracie Suratt to bring it home for the Lady Cats.

Surratt dropped her first set 5-7, but in a fierce comeback battled back from being down 2-5 and came back to win the set 7-6 to tie it up. Surratt then took the second final set 6-4 to snag the win for the Lady Cats.

“Right now we’re just on a high,” said Thomas.” We just beat a team that has put us out of the state tournament in the past. We’ve beat them once, but they’ve beat us more than once. It’s definitely a high note for us right now.”

Now the Lady Cats will face the winner of Chambley versus Woodland.

If Chamblay wins, the Lady Cats go on the road again. If Woodlan wins, the Lady Cats will host.