Tennis -- Rams complete perfect regular-season
By David Williams
Published in Sports on April 30, 2004 1:57 PM
LITTLEFIELD -- Greene Central put the finishing touches on its second unbeaten regular season in the last three years with a 9-0 decision against Ayden-Grifton in Carolina/Eastern Plains 1-A/2-A Conference play Thursday afternoon.
The Rams improved to 21-0 with 16 shutouts against C/EPC opposition. Their regular-season record over the past three years is 59-1 with the only loss coming against Big Eight North 3-A member Southern Nash.
Andrew Hulbert, Brent Darden, Lin Hall and Dustin Grant each posted a shutout win in singles. Fourth-seeded Chris Hardy lost one game, while sixth-seeded Brian Sugg lost two.
The Rams lost two games in three doubles matches combined.
Greene Central blanked Farmville Central 9-0 on Wednesday.
Hulbert, Darden, Hall, Hardy, Grant and Sugg each collected a singles win.
All nine teams return to action next Monday and Tuesday in the season-ending C/EPC tournament at the Snow Hill Tennis Complex. First-round play begins Monday at 3:05 p.m.
Greene Central 9, Ayden-Grifton 0
Singles -- No. 1 Andrew Hulbert (GC) d. Brandon Jordan 6-0, 6-0; No. 2 Brent Darden (GC) d. Matt Leggett 6-0, 6-0; No. 3 Lin Hall (GC) d. Kyle Beach 6-0, 6-0; No. 4 Chris Hardy (GC) d. Sam Sutton 6-1, 6-0; No. 5 Dustin Grant (GC) d. Eric Dendy 6-0, 6-0; No. 6 Brian Sugg (GC) d. Jamaris Hardy 6-1, 6-1.
Doubles -- No. 1 Hulbert-Darden (GC) d. Jordan-Beach 8-0; No. 2 Hall-Hardy (GC) d. Leggett-Sutton 8-1; No. 3 Grant-Sugg (GC) d. Dendy-Hardy 8-1.
Greene Central 9, Farmville Central 0
Singles -- No. 1 Andrew Hulbert (GC) d. Ben Adams 6-0, 6-0; No. 2 Brent Darden (GC) d. James Newsome 6-0, 6-0; No. 3 Lin Hall (GC) d. Matt Howard 6-0, 6-0; No. 4 Chris Hardy (GC) d. Brandon Cox 6-0, 6-0; No. 5 Dustin Grant (GC) d. David Newton 6-0, 6-1; No. 6 Brian Sugg (GC) d. Charlie Gay 6-0, 6-0.
Doubles -- No. 1 Hulbert-Darden (GC) d. Adams-Newsome 8-0; No. 2 Hall-Hardy (GC) d. Newton-Cox 8-0; No. 3 Grant-Sugg (GC) d. Gray-Matt Brown 8-1.
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