The Bears (0-2) and Lady Bears (1-1), which have had several rain outs since their season opener against Whitewater on Feb. 14, were each looking to improve upon their season records under second-year head coach James Fowler.
Toward that end, Forrest Dukes won 8-2 at No. 3 singles and Laura Harness and Jenny Paz won 8-1 at No. 2 doubles for the Lady Bears, while Ricky Lewis and Christian Hughley won 8-4 at No. 1 doubles and Trent Feltman and Justin Burden also won 8-4 at No. 2 doubles for the Bears.
Those who also play Tuesday’s match for Griffin included: Rebecca Rose Hill and Sarah Mallett in singles as well as Priscilla Perez and Kalesia Henderson in doubles for the Lady Bears, and Randy Chastain, Mahlon Robinson and Bradley Durden in singles for the Bears.
Across town the Spalding High tennis teams had to reschedule a home match against North Clayton at the last minute Tuesday when the teams got their signals crossed.
North Clayton thought the match was canceled because of rains earlier in the day. Spalding, however, had dried the courts and was warming-up in anticipation of playing its Region 4-AAAA Div. B opener at the scheduled start time of 4:30 p.m., under the belief the Eagles were running late.
In any case, the match has been rescheduled for March 18.
Spalding High continues its season Friday and Saturday with the Jags (2-0) and Lady Jags (1-1) looking to improve upon their season records at the annual Peachtree City Tournament in Peachtree City.
Third-year Spalding High coach Greg Crawford said he would not have his full roster available this weekend for the girls tournament but the boys team would have most of its roster available.
“Our boys have a shot to win it.” he added.
Thereafter, Spalding High picks it back up again next week with home matches Monday against Newnan High and Tuesday against crosstown rival Griffin High.
Those scheduled to play Tuesday’s matches for Spalding included: Caroline Hearn, McKenzie Dallas and Hayley Bair in singles as well as Margaret Copeland, Garrett Mixon, Jessica Howell and Cora Pursley in doubles for the Lady Jags, and Brett Piland, Hez Apperson and Colby Willis in singles as well as Andrew Winter, Daniel Blake, Barrett Lavender and James Dunaway in doubles for the Jags.