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Weather hinders tennis season
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The Dawson County High School boys' tennis team finally played its first match of the season on March 6.

The team up until that point had been bothered by the weather.

The Tigers defeated Lumpkin County by a 3-2 score.

"This is the first match we have had the chance to play this year, so I was really nervous.

We haven't even been able to get on the courts for practice in two weeks. I really didn't have any idea how we would play," said Head Coach Ryan Coker.

Two of three singles matches were won by the Tigers.

At No. 1 singles, Dillard Blanton defeated Indian Drew Bodney, 6-1, 6-2.

The No. 2 singles player Hayden Roper won against Josh Shepherd, 6-1, 6-0.

Sealing the win for Dawson County was the No. 2 doubles team of Andrew Hafermalz and Mahdi Nourbakhsh, who defeated Eli Ledford and Luke Forrester from Lumpkin County by 6-3 and 7-5 scores.

"All the guys played great, but we still have a lot of work to do," Coker said. "It was really good to be able to start the year off with a region win over Lumpkin."