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Posted: Saturday, March 9, 2013 2:42 am

The LaFayette Rambler and Lady Rambler tennis teams won back-to-back on Thursday and Friday to move to 3-0 on the season.

On Thursday at Chattooga, LaFayette coasted to a pair of 5-0 victories over the Indians.

A.J. Lowrance defeated James Woodtin, 8-2, at No. 1 singles. Jamie Huskey took down Zach White, 8-1, at No. 2 singles, and Clayton Underwood blanked Tyler Price, 8-0, at No. 3 singles.

LaFayette's doubles teams also had an easy time. The No. 1 team of Daniel Witt and Chaz Richardson beat Mica Graham and Austin Campbell, 8-2, while the No. 2 team of Noah Holland and Chaed Clements shut out Jess Grinis and Austin Petty, 8-0.

The two schools split a match of exhibition matches. LaFayette's Cass and Will Benson beat Grinis and Petty, 8-1, while LaFayette's Bryson Witt lost an 8-2 decision to White.

On the girls' side, the Lady Ramblers dropped just one game in three singles matches. Madeline Ensley blanked Katlin Millian, 8-0, at No. 1 singles. L.B. Pettigrew defeated Amelia Lively, 8-1, at No. 2 singles, and Jessica McDaniels cruised past Melanie Cornett, 8-0, at No. 3 singles.

In doubles, Tori Hunter and Abbey Hannah picked up an 8-0 win over Anastijza Menbeke and Nicahelia Marsh, while the No. 2 team of Evie Watters and Saucey Dalton defeated Gracie Floyd and Tori Johnson, 8-1.

A pair of exhibition matches resulted in a split. Brieanna Maggard and Macy Bryant won for LaFayette, 8-2, over Taylor Shaw and Dezira Grinis. Reanna Huskey lost a close decision to Millian, 9-8 (7-4).

The Ramblers had a tougher time with Southeast Whitfield on Friday, but finally pulled out a 3-2 victory that saw four of the five matches go three sets.

At No. 1 singles, Darshan Patel edged out Lowrance, 4-6, 7-6 (7-4), 6-2, but Huskey took down Ben Lopez, 7-6 (7-5), 5-7, 6-2, to even the match. Underwood picked up another point as he defeated Reuben Figueroa, 3-6, 6-1, 6-4.

Southeast got their second point as Fernando and Alexis Beccera outlasted Witt and Clements, 6-4, 2-6, 6-4, but the Ramblers got the deciding point as Holland and Zan Thompson beat Gavin Hill and Alejondro Luna, 7-5, 6-2.

The Raiders won both exhibition matches. Jorge Ruedas and Trey Weaver beat Witt and Wesley Gilbreath, 8-5, while Daniel Lopez and Able Gonzalez knocked off Benson and Benson, 8-1.

LaFayette's girls didn't have to work as hard as they dropped just one set in a 5-0 blowout win.

Ensley shut out Sole Lua, 6-0,6-0. Pettigrew blanked Daisy Maya, 6-0, 6-0, and McDaniels took down Clarissa Golewiz, 6-1, 6-0.

It was a clean sweep in doubles as Hunter and Hannah beat Stevie Painter and Desiree Gonzalez, 6-0, 6-0, while Watters and Bryant beat Cristina Limas and Gabby Ortiz by the same score.

The day's lone exhibition match also went the way of LaFayette as Dalton and Huskey defeated Jennifer Alejo and Maribel Cordova, 8-1.

LaFayette will host three matches next week. Dalton comes to town on Tuesday, followed by a visit from Gordon Lee on Wednesday and a rescheduled date against Trion on Thursday. LaFayette also announced it will make up its home match against Cass on April 9.

Schedule

Date Time Game Sports
Aug 29 7:30 pm LaFayette @Gordon Central Men's Football
Sep 5 7:30 pm LaFayette @Gordon Lee Men's Football
Sep 12 7:30 pm Trion @LaFayette Men's Football
Sep 26 7:30 pm Northwest Whitfield @LaFayette Men's Football
Oct 3 7:30 pm LaFayette @Southeast Whitfield Men's Football
Oct 10 7:30 pm LaFayette @Heritage-Catoosa Men's Football
Oct 17 7:30 pm Pickens @LaFayette Men's Football
Oct 24 7:30 pm LaFayette @Gilmer Men's Football
Oct 31 7:30 pm Cartersville @LaFayette Men's Football
Nov 7 7:30 pm LaFayette @Ridgeland Men's Football

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