Griffin played Taylor County first.
Dalton Vining (10-9) at No. 1 singles and Lionell Hollis (12-11) at No. 3 singles scored points for the Bears (0-7).
“Our #2 singles and our doubles competed well but were unable to come up with wins,” said Griffin head coach James Fowler.
Emily Warwick at (8-0) at No. 2 singles and Sarah Mallett (8-0) at No. 3 singles scored team points to remain unbeaten on the season in individual play, while Forrest Dukes and Sarah Brown also scored a points 8-1 at No. 1 doubles to clinch the victory for the Lady Bears (7-0 overall). Rebecca Rose Hill lost a close match at No. 1 singles, and the No. 2 doubles of Laura Harness and Naomi Palmatier battled hard.
Griffin faced Americus-Sumter in the nightcap.
Freshman Randy Chastain (8-2) filled in at No. 3 singles to get the lone victory for the boys squad. Rebecca Rose Hill (8-5) won at No. 1 singles, Emily Warwick (8-2) won at No. 2 singles and Sarah Mallett (8-5) won at No. 3 singles in a match where the doubles were unable to steal a win.
“I was extremely proud of my players this weekend,” said Fowler. “With this weekend not being a region match, we were able to take a step back and play good tennis without the pressures of region competition looming over our heads. Our kids played hard, and we were complemented numerous times about the great attitudes and character of our players.”
Fowler also used the trip to get some playing time for his junior varsity players: Christian Hughley, Ricky Lewis, Jestin Burden, Juan Sanchez, Billy McDonald and Patrick Anderson for the boys and Lindsay Thomaston, Kalesia Henderson, Brittani Pittman, and Alex Thomas for the girls.
Griffin continues its season with a late subregion match Tuesday at Woodland-Stockbridge before coming home for its next two subregion matches to face Jones County on Thursday and Union Grove in a make-up from a rainout on Friday.