The Rockdale tennis teams stayed perfect in league play with dominant victories Tuesday at the DeKalb Tennis Center.
Both the girls and boys won 5-0 over Druid Hills, keeping the Bulldogs unbeaten at 2-0 in Region 2-AAAAAA.
In girls play, No. 1 singles player Summer Walker got things started with an 8-0 with an 8-1 victory over Savannah Edmondson, while No. 2 Destiny Commodore followed with an 8-0 win over Ivy Francis, No. 3 McKenna Comiskey picked up an 8-0 victory against Ayla Gopnile-Mcmanus. In doubles play, the No. 1 team of Abby Bradford and Savannah Bryan beat Zanise Madison and Brittany Ellison 8-0 and GG Manuel and Aliyah Byrd won by forfeit at No. 2 doubles.
The boys also made short work of the hosts, starting with a pair of 8-2 wins by Logan Hull (No. 2 singles) and Trey Hull (No. 3 singles), who beat Matt Simpson and Orie Stockton, respectively. Patrick Sanders was an 8-4 winner over Chase Gooding at No. 1 singles, while the No. 1 doubles team of Abenet Addisu and Bruce Mitchell knocked off Jake Braswell and Foster Lewis 8-0 and the No. 2 team (Tyyon Anthony and Cameron Debro) handled Billy Braswell and Arthur Filley 8-0.
Rockdale and Heritage got together on the courts Wednesday in matches that ended too late for this edition.
Seminoles win again on the diamond
Cole Gibson pitched two innings of scoreless relief to pick up the victory and Jordan Scott had a walk-off walk in the bottom of the seventh in the Seminoles’ 6-5 victory over M.L. King Tuesday.
Starter Tiwuan Head struggled in five innings of work, allowing 13 base runners - 10 hits and three walks - and five runs, though just three were earned. Gibson had some control problems as well (four walks allowed), but kept M.L. King scoreless while Ndiayemon Harrison had a double and two RBIs and Head and Jordan Johnson each drove in run.
“Tuesday was a huge win for us. It was a tight, tough contest where we had to really gut it out,” said Salem coach Chad Kitchens, whose team improved to 5-4. “We were certainly tested and came through in the clutch.”
Salem continued non-league play with a game at crosstown rival Rockdale Wednesday in a game that ended too late for this edition.