Rockdale tennis moves to 2-0

ATHENS -- The Rockdale tennis team remained unbeaten as both the boys and girls teams won 5-0 in Region 8-AAAA play against Cedar Shoals Thursday.

Patrick Sanders (No. 1 singles), Trey Hull (No. 2 singles), Jason Lauritsen and Anthony Adams (No. 1 doubles) and the No. 2 doubles team of Raj Windlass and Abinet Addisu all won in straight sets, while No. 3 singles player Collin Shamley won the first set, 6-1, lost 7-5 in the second set and fought back to win the third, 6-2.

In girls play, the trio of Summer Walker (No. 1), Bianca Brown (No. 2) and Ciara Chesser (No. 3) lost a combined three games in straight-set victories, while the No. 1 doubles team of Libby and Abby Bradford had no trouble in a 6-1, 6-1 win. The No. 2 doubles team of Brooke Tryon and Alliyah Byrd finished the sweep for Rockdale, winning 7-5, 6-1.

Baseball teams can't avoid rain

Thanks to nearly two days of rain, there hasn't been much baseball played between the three Rockdale County schools. Heritage's Wednesday home game with Locust Grove was postponed due to the bad weather, and the Patriots will try to find better weather south when they play two games Saturday in Brunswick High School's Baseball at the Beach. Heritage plays Ware County at 10 a.m. before taking on the host Pirates at 1 p.m.

"One, its good for us to get out of town early in the season, we've got some young guys playing up, and (it) gives us an opportunity to go down and do some team bonding," said Patriots second-year coach Jason Borcherding. "It's just one of those things, (Brunswick fills) their schedule and gives us an opportunity to get out of town early on, prior to region. Play a little baseball and have a good time."

Rockdale had its Wednesday game at Douglas County wiped out and will play Monroe Area tonight at 5:30 p.m. Salem couldn't get its game in with Henry County Wednesday, but played at Stephenson Thursday in a game that ended too late for this edition.