The Dodge County High School (DCHS) Lady Indians tennis team traveled to East Georgia College in Swainsboro on April 17, 2013 to compete in the 3-AAA Region playoffs.
The Lady Indians went into the playoffs undefeated in the regular season play.
DCHS Lady Indians played number four-seeded Thomson High School at 10:30 a.m. The Lady Indians won three to zero in quick fashion with number one singles, Virginia Hargrove; number two singles, Kylie Erwin and number three singles Taylor Thomas winning.
The girls would not play again until 3:30 p.m. for the region championship match against the Swainsboro Lady Tigers.
The Lady Indians came out swinging like champions. Number one singles, Hargrove won quickly with an impressive serve and power. Number three singles, Thomas played a flawless game forcing her opponent into errors, as she has done all year long.
The number one doubles players, Lila Coleman and Sydney Manning won the deciding third match for the three to zero win. Number two doubles team, Lille Douglas and Brenna Hutcheson continued to play with great teamwork for yet another Lady Indian’s win over the Tigers.
Dodge’s number two singles Erwin battled a seasoned veteran tennis player from Swainsboro to the wire. This was the best girls match of the day with both girls playing with determination, with the Swainsboro player winning in the second set tiebreaker. Great job Lady Indians!
The Dodge County Lady Indians will host the first round of the state playoffs next week against region 2-AAA fourth seeded opponent.
Come out and support the 3-AAA Region Champion Lady Indians.
Good luck Lady Indians in the AAA State Playoffs.
State Playoffs will be in Eastman on April 23, 2013 at 4:00 p.m.
The Dodge County High School (DCHS) Boys Tennis team competed in the 3-AAA region playoffs on April 17, 2013 at East Georgia College in Swainsboro.
The Dodge boys began play against third seed Thomson High. The boys quickly defeated Thomson three to zero.
Winners for Dodge were number one singles, Jacob Danforth, number two singles, Dallas Hardin and number three singles, Zach Danforth and the Dodge County Boys played number one seed Swainsboro High in the championship game.
DCHS had played Swainsboro twice in the regular season losing both times two to three.
The Dodge boys began play with number one singles, Jacob Danforth and number two singles Hardin taking the courts first. Jacob Danforth began the match against a Swainsboro player with a powerful forehand, losing the first set. In the second set Danforth changed his game by placing the ball to the Swainsboro player’s weaker backhand, winning the second set.
In the third set Jacob Danforth showed his athletic ability by wearing the Swainsboro player down with flawless play, winning the match two to one.
Freshman, Hardin showed the crowd he would be a force to reckon with for years to come, by defeating a strong senior Swainsboro player in two straight sets.
The number three Dodge singles, Zach Danforth; number one doubles, Dwight Inman and Vic Mizell and number two doubles, McKenzie Harvey and Brandon Roland took the courts.
Swainsboro won the number one doubles and number two doubles to tie the match two to two.
The championship would go down to the winner of the number three singles match. With all other matches complete, Dodge County’s Zach Danforth had split very close sets with a highly skilled player from Swainsboro. The last set would play out with all eyes watching to see who would become the region champion. Both teams were cheering each player on as the intense final set played out and what a set it was! Both players had the determination and the desire to win. After over three hours on the court, Swainsboro came out with the championship.
Immediately after the match both teams rushed the courts and hoisted their respected players on their shoulder, with both players getting applauds from the crowd.
This was a salute to both players! It’s not if you win or lose, it’s how you play the game. Good luck in state Dodge County.