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Tennis: Dawson County Tigers season begins with two wins after rain delays
Tigers Tennis Feb. 25
First Singles Lady Tiger Kathryn Menoche sending a backhand back to her opponent in Tuesday’s match up against the Chestatee War Eagles. Menoche won her matches 7-6 and 6-4. - photo by Jacob Smith

The Dawson County Tigers Tennis team won both of their first matches this past week, defeating the Chestatee High School War Eagles and the Johnson High School Knights.

 Lady Tigers

On Tuesday, Feb. 25, the Lady Tigers swept the War Eagles team at home, winning all five match ups against them. Kathryn Menoche, Chloe Chameli, and Carly Sticker all won their individual singles matches. Doubles team Sammi Hafermalz and Kaylee Hamilton won their first match. Wendy Castro and Ashlynn Anglin came back after losing the second set to win the third set, giving the Lady Tigers a clean 5-0 victory against the War Eagles.

 Thursday’s match against the Johnson Knights was back and forth throughout the entire match. With both first singles and second singles falling short of a win and both doubles teams coming out victorious, it was up to Sticker to pull out a victory.

After losing the first set 4-6, Sticker came out in the second set not letting her opponents win a single match, winning the second set 6-0. Sticker then won a 10-point tiebreaker to give the Tigers the win at Johnson.


The Tigers traveled to Chestatee High School on Tuesday, Feb. 25 to battle the War Eagles. All singles matches won in straight sets, or won both their games. These singles matches consisted of Devin Garlock, Brendan Swafford and Bailey Jennings.

The doubles team consisting of Matthew Wood and Connor Scroggins also won their matchup, giving the Tigers the 4-1 Victory against the War Eagles.

Thursday, Feb. 27, was all about the Tigers against the Johnson Knights. Each team won in straight sets, giving the Tigers the 5-0 sweep.

With Monday’s match against White County getting cancelled due to rain, the Tigers tennis team will battle the Pickens High School Dragons in Pickens on Wednesday, March 4, and begin region play on Thursday at East Hall High School against the Vikings.