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Tennis -- Gators blank NP

By News-Argus Staff
Published in Sports on April 2, 2004 1:58 PM

BETHEL -- Spring Creek lost a total of six games, four in singles and two in doubles, en route to a 9-0 decision against North Pitt in Carolina/Eastern Plains 1-A/2-A Conference play Thursday.

Top-seeded Will Daniel and third-seeded Grey Wilson each recorded a shutout. Cliff Wilson, Ricky Galloway and Justin Smith each dropped a game in the opening set. Teammate Daniel Watson lost one game in the second set against Donald Redmond.

Spring Creek posted two shutouts in doubles. The third-seeded tandem of Brandon Strickland-Frederick Ellis, each a freshman, knocked off Redmond-Magale Harris 8-2. Redmond-Harris won the first meeting.

"I was tickled to death with their play," Gators coach Robert Jones said of Strickland-Ellis.

The Gators (9-1, 8-1 C/EPC) entertain Ayden-Grifton next Monday afternoon.

Spring Creek 9, North Pitt 0

Singles -- No. 1 Will Daniel (SC) d. Ronald Redmond 6-0, 6-0; No. 2 Cliff Wilson (SC) d. Corey Ward 6-1, 6-0; No. 3 Grey Wilson (SC) d. David Fichuo 6-0, 6-0; No. 4 Ricky Galloway (SC) d. Kajuan Williams 6-1, 6-0; No. 5 Daniel Watson (SC) d. Donald Redmond 6-0, 6-1; No. 6 Justin Smith (SC) d. Magale Harris 6-1, 6-0.

Doubles -- No. 1 C. Wilson-G. Wilson (SC) d. R. Redmond-Ward 8-0; No. 2 Daniel-Galloway (SC) d. Fichuo-Williams 8-0; No. 3 Brandon Strickland-Frederick Ellis (SC) d. D. Redmond-Harris 8-2.