03/24/04 — Tennis -- Gators take two C/EPC matches

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Tennis -- Gators take two C/EPC matches

By News-Argus Staff
Published in Sports on March 24, 2004 2:00 PM

PINETOPS -- Spring Creek prevailed in two of three doubles matches and eased past SouthWest Edgecombe 6-3 in Carolina/Eastern Plains 1-A/2-A action Tuesday at the Lee R. Hall Athletic Complex.

The top-seeded doubles of Cliff and Grey Wilson knocked off the Cougars' Derek Turner-Corey Hamilton 8-1. Fellow Gators Ricky Galloway-Will Daniel turned in the same score at No. 2 against Jackson Perry-Tyler Cannon.

The two Wilsons, Galloway and Daniel each claimed a straight-set win in singles.

SouthWest emerged victorious at Nos. 5 and 6 singles.

"They don't have any seniors and only one returning seeded player, I think," Spring Creek coach Robert Jones said. "They're very young right now. We played well at the top. Cliff and Grey played excellent matches."

Spring Creek started the week with a 7-1 decision against rival Rosewood on Monday. The Gators swept the doubles and won five of six singles matches.

Top-seeded Wesley Lovelady claimed the Eagles' lone win, a 6-4, 7-6 (4) decision against Cliff Wilson.

The Gators (6-0, 5-0 C/EPC) travel to unbeaten Greene Central on Thursday.

"We'll see what happens," Jones said. "I hope we can go over there and compete."

Spring Creek 6,

SouthWest Edgecombe 3

Singles -- No. 1 Cliff Wilson (SC) d. Derek Turner 6-0, 6-0; No. 2 Grey Wilson (SC) d. Corey Hamilton 6-0, 6-0; No. 3 Ricky Galloway (SC) d. Jackson Perry 6-0, 6-2; No. 4 Will Daniel (SC) d. Aaron Walker 6-4, 6-0; No. 5 Tyler Cannon (SWE) d. Justin Smith 6-0, 6-2; No. 6 Lee Grimsley (SWE) d. Jonathan Sutton 6-4, 6-1.

Doubles -- No. 1 C. Wilson-G. Wilson (SC) d. Turner-Hamilton 8-1; No. 2 Galloway-Daniel (SC) d. Perry-Cannon 8-1; No. 3 Walker-Blake Leonard (SWE) d. Daniel Watson-Brandon Strickland 8-6.

Tuesday's match

Spring Creek 7, Rosewood 1

Singles -- No. 1 Wesley Lovelady (R) d. Cliff Wilson 6-4, 7-6 (4); No. 2 Grey Wilson (SC) d. Matt Mitchell 6-4, 7-5; No. 3 Ricky Galloway (SC) d. Brandon Heitpas 6-1, 6-0; No. 4 Will Daniel (SC) d. Ty Johnson 6-1, 6-1; No. 5 Daniel Watson (SC) d. Joey Churchwell 2-6, 7-6 (4), 7-4; No. 6 Justin Smith (SC) d. J.P. Cummings 6-4, 7-5.

Doubles -- No. 1 Wilson-Wilson (SC) d. Lovelady-Mitchell 8-5; No. 2 Galloway-Daniel (SC) d. Hietpas-Johnson 8-0.

No. 3 doubles not contested.