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STATE TENNIS: Eastside girls cruise past Thomson for first round win
Caroline Dumdie
Caroline Dumdie's performance against Thomson helped Eastside push past Thomson in the first round of the Class AAAA state tournament. - photo by Sydney Chacon

COVINGTON, Ga. — The Eastside girls tennis team showed no mercy as it dominated Thomson in the first round of the Class AAAA state tournament with a 3-0 win on Tuesday. 

“It’s a great feeling,” Eastside girls tennis coach Angie Honey said. “The nerves settled down for the girls three to five games in. They started calming down, having some fun.

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Eastside's No. 2 doubles tandem of Molly Carter and Reilly Anderson made quick work of Thomson's Jalexus Lewis and Victoria Serminto Tuesday afternoon. - photo by Sydney Chacon

It took the No. 2 doubles team of Molly Carter and Reilly Anderson less than an hour to notch the 6-1, 6-1 win over Jalexus Lewis and Victoria Serminto.

Eastside took a 2-0 lead when Danie Lamadieu downed Hanna Reeves 6-1, 6-0 before getting the third win to eliminate the Bulldogs’ girls. 

Caroline Dumdie and Meredith McCrorey sent Eastside to the next round with a 6-0, 6-0 win over Lewis and Kimbrit Mobley.

Maddie Lunt won the first set 6-2 over Emily Wells and had a 2-1 lead in the second set before stepping off the court following the win at No. 2 singles.

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No. 2 singles player Maddie Lunt prepares to dominate her Thomson opponent in Tuesday evening's state tournament match. - Photo by Sydney Chacon

Sarah Jane Moss and Shy Mobley never made it to the court for their No. 3 singles match as Eastside got the sweep.

The Lady Eagles will now head down to Dublin to take on West Laurens in the second round of the playoffs, and Honey said she’ll hold nothing back to get her girls ready for the next level of competition.

“We’ll be going there before next Thursday when we have to have the match in.” Honey said.

“We’re going to practice as hard as we can and work on getting our timing back. We may practice with the guys to get some hard hitting in there and hope for the best. I look for a more intense win in the second round of the playoff.”