08/26/04 — Prep tennis -- EW falls to Bears 5-4

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Prep tennis -- EW falls to Bears 5-4

By News-Argus Staff
Published in Sports on August 26, 2004 1:58 PM

Eastern Wayne fought hard against Class 4-A opponent New Bern in a 5-4 loss to the Bears on Wednesday at the Wayne Community College courts.

The match was decided at the number one doubles spot as the Warriors' Anna Weeks and Brandi Butts trailed 4-1, but came back to force a tie-breaker. Eventually, New Bern's Ellen Bell and Gentry Lasater claimed the match 7-5 (8-7).

"It was an awesome match. Even if it didn't go our way," Eastern Wayne coach Nancy Dawson said.

Weeks, Butts and Sammi Abrahamson all won singles matches for the Warriors, who faces Goldsboro in Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference play on Friday.

The Warriors number three doubles combination of Ashley Smith and Abrahamson also claimed a win.

New Bern 5, Eastern Wayne 4

Singles -- No. 1 Anna Weeks (EW) d. Ellen Bell 5-7, 7-5, 7-2; No. 2 Gentry Lasater (NB) d. Ashley Smith 6-1, 6-0; No. 3 Brandi Butts (EW) d. Nicole Clowans 6-2, 6-4; No. 4 Emily Rossi (NB) d. Tricia Chatman 5-7, 7-5, 7-5; No. 5 Sammi Abrahamson (EW) d. Linsday Clifton 3-6, 6-4, 7-6; No. 6 Sarah Deboit (NB) d. Elizabeth Grady 6-1, 6-0.

Doubles -- No. 1 Bell-Lasater (NB) d. Weeks-Butts 7-5 (8-7); No. 2 Clowans-Cifton (NB) d. Chatman-Grady 8-5; Smith-Abrahamson (EW) d. Deboit-Caroline Taylor 9-7 (8-4).