The Heritage Lady Generals suffered their first loss of the year on Tuesday, but not before pushing 2017 Class 3A state runner-up Calhoun to the limit, albeit in a 4-1 loss.
The Lady Jackets got out to a fast 2-0 after wins at No. 1 singles and No. 2 singles over Caroline Horsley and Emma Lokey, both by 6-1, 6-0 scores, and they would come to close to clinching the match after winning the opening set in the other three matches.
But Heritage (2-1) refused to give up as the won the second set in all three matches, forcing 10-point tiebreakers to determine the winner.
Junior Maleah McAlister outlasted Calhoun's Molly Mashburn, 4-6, 6-3, 10-5, to pick up a point for the Navy-and-Red, but the doubles matches would ultimately go the way of the Lady Jackets.
Ruby Christian and Rachel Frankenberger defeated Erin Hulsey and Katelyn Burns, 7-5, 3-6, 10-3, at No. 1 doubles, while the team of Neely Abernathy and Emma Blackstock staved off three match points to beat Morgan Phillips and Bailey Christol, 7-5, 3-6, 11-9.
The Generals also lost by a 4-1 count. Individual match results had not been provided as of press time.