Head coach Leslie Morgan knew going into this season that the Cedartown Lady Bulldogs tennis team could be special.

On Thursday, the Lady Bulldogs showed just how special they are.

Competing in the Region 7-AAAA tennis tournament at Lakeshore Park in Dalton, the Lady Bulldogs advanced all the way to the championship match before finishing second at the region tournament.

Cedartown, which advanced to the semifinals by defeating River Ridge 3-0, opened Thursday’s matches by playing LaFayette. The two squads played for over three hours before the Lady Bulldogs pulled out an emotional 3-2 victory.

In the championship match against Dalton, the Lady Bulldogs lost 3-0.

Cedartown will now prepare to participate in the upcoming Class AAAA state tournament. The Lady Bulldogs will open the state tournament on Monday, April 22 against Grady High School.