MOULTRIE -- The Colquitt County tennis teams won their second straight Region 1-AAAAA matches to open the season on Saturday, but both boys coach Remi Tessier and girls coach Linda Berl said they expect the competition to be more difficult when teams travel to play Valdosta on Tuesday.
Both the Packers and Lady Packers won 5-0 over visiting Houston County at the Jim Buck Goff Recreation Complex on Saturday, with only one of the 10 matches going to three sets.
The victories over the newest member of Region 1-AAAAA comes just four days after the boys opened with a 5-0 victory and the Lady Packers won 4-1 over Coffee High in Douglas.
"I was pleased," Berl said. "I thought we played solid in this match. And we needed to, because we've got Valdosta on Tuesday and they are definitely region contenders.
"To me, it might be the region championship on Tuesday. And then we've got to come back and play them again the next week."
The Lady Packers' Lindsey Jacobs breezed at No. 1 singles, taking out Beth Johnson 6-1, 6-1. Amber Eunice made quick work of Sarah Dunn at No. 2 singles, winning 6-2, 6-0.
The only close match was at No. 3 singles, where Monique Murphy won the first set 7-5 and was up 4-0 in the second, before losing 4-6.
But Murphy regained her confidence in the third set to defeat Anna McCarthy, 6-2.
"She was fairly strong," Berl said of McCarthy. "I was proud of the way Monique handled the pressure this time."
At No. 1 doubles, veterans Elizabeth Singley and Gracie Qurnell won 6-2, 6-1.
And at No. 2 doubles, Landi Clark and Anne Yearta handled Sarah Stokes and Megan Oberle 6-0, 6-1.
In an extra doubles match, Colquitt County's Christin Smith and Jessica Harvin defeated the Houston County No. 1 doubles team 8-3.
Colquitt's Savanna Lamon and Megan Traylor lost their extra doubles match 3-5.
Colquitt blitzed Houston County at No. 1 and No. 2 singles in the boys match.
Taylor Dekalb won over Josh Milam 6-0, 6-1, and Brian Michie blanked Will Spence, 6-0, 6-0.
"They were on cruise control," Tessier said of Dekalb and Michie.
Tyler Tucker made some tough shots down the stretch to beat the Bears' Matt Heath 6-4, 7-5, at No. 3 singles.
Brent Allen and Sam Baker needed a tiebreaker to dispose of Houston County's Ben Shepherd and Zane Wiles, winning 6-1, 7-6 (8-6), at No. 1 doubles.
Baker played most of the match after being hit in the face in the first set.
Bradley Michie and Zach Owen won 6-2, 6-1 over Blake Bloser and Josh Shonway at No. 2 doubles.
"Bradley was serving well and that made the difference," Tessier said.
Tessier said he was pleased with the way his team has played in the victories over Coffee and Houston County, but expects the competition to get more demanding.
"It was nice to have these teams to help us get ready for some tougher teams," Tessier said. "Valdosta's got a tough No. 1 player and I think that will be a difficult match.
"The schedule definitely will get tougher."
After traveling to Valdosta on Tuesday, the Packers and Lady Packers will get their rematch with Houston County next Saturday in Warner Robins.
The next home match is March 1 against Valdosta.