03/14/04 — Tennis -- Warriors knock off West Craven

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Tennis -- Warriors knock off West Craven

By News-Argus Staff
Published in Sports on March 14, 2004 2:03 AM

VANCEBORO -- Eastern Wayne swept the doubles and dumped West Craven 7-2 in a Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference match Thursday afternoon.

The No. 1 tandem of James Arceneaux-Ben Ziccardi eased past the Eagles' Ross Warren-Raymond Warren 8-3. Alex Bryant-John King, the Warriors' No. 2 doubles, belted A.J. Hardison-Jenna Willis 8-1. Andrew Smith-Chris Musser picked up their second straight win at No. 3 doubles with an 8-1 decision against Aaron Williams-Megan Abbott.

"That's the first time in a long time," Warriors coach Nancy Dawson said of the sweep. "The guys are improving with each match."

Arceneaux, Ziccardi, Smith and King each prevailed in singles.

Eastern Wayne (1-3, 1-2 ECC) entertains New Bern next Monday afternoon.

Eastern Wayne 7, West Craven 2

Singles -- No. 1 Ross Warren (WC) d. Alex Bryant 6-3, 6-4; No. 2 James Arceneaux (EW) d. Mike Onorato 6-2, 6-2; No. 3 Ben Ziccardi (EW) d. Aaron Williams 6-3, 6-1; No. 4 Andrew Smith (EW) d. Raymond Warren 6-2, 6-1; No. 5 John King (EW) d. A.J. Hardison, no complete score; No. 6 Jonathan Patrick (WC) d. Philip Bunn 6-3, 6-2.

Doubles -- No. 1 Arceneaux-Ziccardi (EW) d. Ross Warren-Raymond Warren 8-3; No. 2 Bryant-King (EW) d. A.J. Hardison-Jenna Willis 8-1; No. 3 Smith-Chris Musser (EW) d. Aaron Williams-Megan Abbott 8-1.