The Colquitt County boys tennis team played a Class A school at Packer Park on Thursday, but it was not a run-of-the-mill Class A team.
The Packers raised their record to 7-1 with a 4-1 victory over Baconton Charter School and it was no cakewalk.
"I'll be surprised if they don't end up in the Final Four in Class A," said Packers coach Grant Hammack. "They are even stronger than they were last year."
Baconton features Braden Anglin, one of the state's top players and one that Hammack expects to play at the Division I level.
Anglin got Baconton's only point with a 6-0, 6-3 win over the Packers Andrew Harvin at No. 1 singles.
Colquitt lost just two games in the other two singles matches.
At No. 2, Bo Blalock defeated Wheeler Briggs 6-0, 6-1; and David Forehand won at No. 3, defeating Matthew Hayes 6-1, 6-0.
At No. 1 doubles, Brandon Oaks and Nick Nichols won over Cody Carden and Jackson Bankston 6-2, 6-1. John Barber and Coby King won at No. 2 doubles, over Bryce Geistfield and Lucas Haley 6-2, 6-0.
“Were getting there,” Hammack said. “We’re about halfway through the season and we're about where I hoped we'd be.
“We still have some rough edges. But I'm pleased with our doubles teams. They are playing better.”
In extra matches, Ricky Patel won 6-0; Ridge Underwood won 6-0; Jon Mobley and Cole Wilkes won 6-0; Nic Mobley and Ben Hegwood lost 6-7(3-10); and Phillip Long and Cameron Johnson won 6-2.
The Colquitt County varsity girls had little trouble with Baconton, completing the sweep with a 5-0 victory.
At No. 1 singles, Erica Mobley defeated Abby Anglin 6-0, 6-0. Hannah Radney won at No. 2 singles over Sierra Davis 6-0, 6-1. And Conley Ward won over Alyssa Meade 6-0, 6-0 at No. 3 singles.
At No. 1 doubles, Rachel Funderburk and Ansley Moore won over Maslie Williams and Jaycee Santos 6-4, 6-2.
Aislin Sheffield and Haley Cash played No. 2 doubles and won over Elaine Soto and Alyssa Beal 6-0, 6-0.
In extra matches, Lindsey Stapleton won 8-0; Cadie Statom and Heather Hardy won 8-0; and Desirae Cash and Jazmin Garza won 8-0.
"The girls played a real good match," Lady Packers coach Holly Lewis said of her team, which raised its record to 3-5.
Colquitt County will be back at Packer Park at 4 p.m. Tuesday to take on Valdosta.