03/26/04 — Tennis -- Golden Falcons fall in ECC 3-A match

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Tennis -- Golden Falcons fall in ECC 3-A match

By News-Argus Staff
Published in Sports on March 26, 2004 1:55 PM

PIKEVILLE -- Visiting Washington captured two of three doubles matches and doubled up Charles B. Aycock 6-3 in a four-hour Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference match Thursday afternoon.

Third-set tiebreakers factored into two outcomes, while a second-set tiebreaker helped determine the result at No. 5 singles.

Aycock's Danny Fairchild, seeded No. 1, stopped Bryan Nichols 6-3, 3-6, 7-2. The Pam Pack collected the equalizer at No. 3 when Kevin Stancil rallied past Sean Kelly 3-6, 6-2, 7-4.

Washington's Will Whitley outdueled Aycock's David Williams 6-3, 7-6 (2) at No. 5.

The Golden Falcons' David Williams-John Ball recorded an 8-0 shutout at the No. 3 doubles slot.

"Our players put forth an outstanding effort," C.B. Aycock coach Luke Vail said. "The missed volleys and return-of-serve errors were costly in doubles. Danny Fairchild and Rich Holder had quality wins in singles."

The sixth-seeded Holder cruised past Nathan Worsley 6-4, 6-2.

C.B. Aycock (4-3, 3-1 ECC) travels to unbeaten West Carteret next Monday afternoon. The match begins at 4 p.m. at the Atlantic Beach Racquet Club.

Washington exited 4-1 overall.

Washington 6, C.B. Aycock 3

Singles -- No. 1 Danny Fairchild (CBA) d. Bryan Nichols 6-3, 3-6, 7-2; No. 2 Craig Davis (W) d. Brandon Howard 7-5, 6-1; No. 3 Kevin Stancil (W) d. Sean Kelly 3-6, 6-2, 7-4; No. 4 Ben Peele (W) d. David Dodson, no score given; No. 5 Will Whitley (W) d. David Williams 6-3, 7-6 (2); No. 6 Rich Holder (CBA) d. Nathan Worsley 6-4, 6-2.

Doubles -- No. 1 Nichols-Stancil (W) d. Fairchild-Howard 8-6; No. 2 Davis-Peele (W) d. Kelly-Dodson 8-5; No. 3 Williams-John Ball (CBA) d. Worsley-Trey Moore 8-0.