Greene Central netters blank N. Lenoir
By Rudy Coggins
Published in Sports on March 3, 2004 1:55 PM
SNOW HILL -- Two-time eastern regional champion Greene Central throttled North Lenoir 9-0 in the Classes 1-A/2-A Carolina/Eastern Plains Conference opener for both teams Tuesday.
Andrew Hulbert, Brent Darden, Lin Hall, Chris Hardy, Dustin Grant and Brian Sugg each posted a straight-set win in singles.
Hulbert-Darden, Hall-Hardy and Grant-Sugg each prevailed in doubles.
Greene Central (1-0) plays host to Rocky Mount Senior High today at 4 p.m.
North Lenoir (0-1) continues league play Thursday at Farmville Central.
Greene Central 9,
North Lenoir 0
Singles -- No. 1 Andrew Hulbert (GC) d. Billy Kirk 6-0, 6-0; No. 2 Brent Darden (GC) d. Paul Eubanks 6-0, 6-0; No. 3 Lin Hall (GC) d. Alex Mills 6-0, 6-2; No. 4 Chris Hardy (GC) d. Gerry Floyd 6-2, 6-4; No. 5 Dustin Grant (GC) d. Ryan Ipock 6-0, 6-1; No. 6 Brian Sugg (GC) d. Rufus Hill 6-0, 6-0.
Doubles -- No. 1 Hulbert-Darden (GC) d. Kirk-Jared O'dell 8-0; No. 2 Hall-Hardy (GC) d. Mills-Flyd 8-0; No. 3 Grant-Sugg (GC) d. Eubanks-Ipock 8-0.
Smith gets lone
victory for Warriors
Eastern Wayne opened its 2004 tennis season with an 8-1, non-conference loss against New Bern on the Wayne Community College courts Monday afternoon.
Andrew Smith claimed the Warriors' lone singles victory. The fourth seed, Smith rallied past Chris Venters in three sets -- 6-4, 2-6, 7-4.
Eastern Wayne (0-1) opens its Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference schedule at home Thursday against Washington. The match begins at 4 p.m.
New Bern 8, Eastern Wayne 1
Singles -- No. 1 Blake Clemmons (NB) d. Alex Bryant 6-0, 6-0; No. 2 Bill Flythe (NB) d. James Arceneaux 6-0, 6-1; No. 3 Andrew Lofton (NB) d. Ben Ziccardi 6-1, 6-0; No. 4 Andrew Smith (EW) d. Chris Venters 6-3, 2-6, 7-4; No. 5 Brant Lofton (NB) d. John King 7-5, 6-4; No. 6 Alex Hunter (NB) d. Chris Musser 6-0, 6-0.
Doubles -- No. 1 Steve Lilley-Clemmons (NB) d. Bryant-King 8-2; No. 2 A. Lofton-Flythe (NB) d. Ziccardi-Arceneaux 8-3; No. 3 David Lupton-Hunter (NB) d. Smith-Musser 8-1.
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