Prep tennis roundup
By News-Argus Staff
Published in Sports on September 1, 2004 1:55 PM
Spring Creek perfect after topping Hawks
SNOW HILL -- Spring Creek remained unbeaten in five matches with after its 7-2 triumph against North Lenoir in a Classes 1-A/2-A Carolina/Eastern Plains Conference battle Tuesday afternoon at the Greene Central Tennis Complex.
Stacy Smith, Sarah Warren, Sarah Bragg and Cynthia Breault each earned a singles victory. The Gators (4-0 C/EPC) swept the doubles, including getting a tight 8-6 win from the No. 2 tandem of Bragg-Melanie Harlow.
Debbie Vandiford and Rachel Sasser each claimed a singles win for the Hawks.
Spring Creek entertains Tarboro High this afternoon, while North Lenoir (3-4, 2-3) plays host to Ayden-Grifton.
Spring Creek 7, North Lenoir 2
Singles -- No. 1 Stacy Smith (SC) d. Morgan Worthington 6-4, 6-1; No. 2 Sarah Warren (SC) d. Mary-Linton Smith 6-1, 6-1; No. 3 Debbie Vandiford (NL) d. Melanie Harlow 6-2, 6-3; No. 4 Sarah Bragg (SC) d. Ruthanne Hardy 6-4, 6-0; No. 5 Rachel Sasser (NL) d. Kelly Murphy 6-0, 6-2; No. 6 Cynthia Breault (SC) d. Lauren Harris 6-3, 3-6, 6-3.
Doubles -- No. 1 Smith-Warren (SC) d. Worthington-Hardy 8-3; No. 2 Harlow-Bragg (SC) d. Smith-Madison Gray 8-6; No. 3 Murphy-Breault (SC) d. Sasser-Harris 8-3.
dominate South Central
WINTERVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock extended its 26-year conference match win streak to 272 with a 9-0 decision against Eastern Carolina 3-A opponent South Central on Tuesday afternoon.
The Golden Falcons (5-1, 5-0 ECC) dropped just 10 games in their singles and doubles matches combined. They have yet to yield a point to South Central since it joined the nine-team league last season.
Raychel Batts, Leslie Sasser, Carlyn Claiborne, Nicole Taylor, Patricia Owen and Laine Purcell each picked up a singles win for the Golden Falcons. The combinations of Batts-Owen, Sasser-Claiborne and Taylor-Purcell each prevailed in doubles.
Weather permitting, Aycock is the guest of Greenfield School today.
C.B. Aycock 9, South Central 0
Singles -- No. 1 Raychel Batts (CBA) d. Lauren Lee 6-0, 6-0; No. 2 Leslie Sasser (CBA) d. Jolisia Smith 6-1, 6-0; No. 3 Carlyn Claiborne (CBA) d. Ashley Summers 6-1, 6-0; No. 4 Nicole Taylor (CBA) d. Ayanna Ishido 6-1, 6-0; No. 5 Patricia Owen (CBA) d. Tiffany Wood 6-1, 6-1; No. 6 Laine Purcell (CBA) d. Lizzie Blayney 6-1, 6-2.
Doubles -- No. 1 Batts-Owen (CBA) d. Lee-Smith 8-1; No. 2 Sasser-Claiborne (CBA) d. Summers-Ishido 8-0; No. 3 Taylor-Purcell (CBA) d. Wood-Danyel Sutton 8-1.
Greene Central takes
102nd EPC victory
SNOW HILL -- Greene Central bounced back from its first loss of the season and dismantled Farmville Central 9-0 in a Carolina/Eastern Plains 1-A/2-A match Tuesday afternoon.
The Rams lost just one game in singles and doubles play combined, and beat a C/EPC opponent for the 102nd consecutive time since 1993.
Meredith Rouse, Sarah Moore, Summer Chase, Holly Mace, Ashley Harrell and Christi Murphy each posted a straight-set shutout in singles. The doubles of Chase-Carolyn Turk and Michelle Jernigan-Brittany Horton each claimed a shutout, while the top-seeded Rouse-Moore won 8-1.
Greene Central (6-1, 4-0) travels to Rosewood today.
Greene Central 9
Farmville Central 0
Singles -- No. 1 Meredith Rouse (GC) d. Robin Moore 6-0, 6-0; No. 2 Sarah Moore (GC) d. Justine Williford 6-0, 6-0; No. 3 Summer Chase (GC) d. Nicole Williford 6-0, 6-0; No. 4 Holly Mace (GC) d. Megan Benson 6-0, 6-0; No. 5 Ashley Harrell (GC) d. Rebecca Gade 6-0, 6-0; No. 6 Christi Murphy (GC) d. Ashley Norville 6-0, 6-0.
Doubles -- No. 1 Rouse-Moore (GC) d. Moore-J. Williford 8-1; No. 2 Chase-Carolyn Turk (GC) d. Benson-Gade 8-0; No. 3 Michelle Jernigan-Brittany Horton (GC) d. N. Williford-Norville 8-0.
RICHLANDS -- Allison Fonvielle and Beth Parrish each escaped with a three-set thriller as James Kenan knocked off Richlands in a 9-0, non-conference affair Tuesday afternoon.
Fonvielle, the No. 2 seed, lost the opening set in a tiebreaker to the Wildcats' Erin Knott. Fonvielle stormed back for a 6-7 (7), 6-3, 6-4 win. Teammate Parrish, who played the No. 5 slot, split the first two sets with Jennifer Lynch before prevailing 6-4, 1-6, 6-1.
Christa Jones, Erica Brown and Meagan Sanderlin each posted a singles win.
The Tigers swept the doubles including Amber Bass-Jessie Smith's 9-8 (4) nail-biter at No. 3.
James Kenan entertains Richlands at 3:30 p.m. Thursday.
James Kenan 9, Richlands 0
Singles -- No. 1 Christa Jones (JK) d. Tori Bachlor 6-3, 6-2; No. 2 Allison Fonvielle (JK) d. Erin Knott 6-7 (7), 6-3, 6-4; No. 3 Erica Brown (JK) d. Melissa Cooper 6-3, 6-3; No. 4 Beth Parrish (JK) d. Jennifer Lynch 6-4, 1-6, 6-1; No. 5 Meagan Sanderlin (JK) d. Amanda Capdepon 6-0, 6-1; No. 6 no score reported.
Doubles -- No. 1 Fonvielle-Brown (JK) d. Bachlor-Lynch 8-4; No. 2 Jones-Crabtree (JK) d. Langston-Cooper 8-3; No. 3 Amber Bass-Jessie Smith (JK) d. Fisler-Jarman 9-8 (4).
past SW Edgecombe
Rosewood prevailed in five of six singles matches and swept the doubles in an 8-1 victory against Carolina/Eastern Plains 1-A/2-A rival SouthWest Edgecombe on Tuesday afternoon.
Leah Smith, the No. 2 seed, rallied from an opening-set loss to defeat the Cougars' Meghan Rhodes 6-7 (5), 6-3, 7-3. Teammates Kayce Brantham, Kourtney Humphrey, Missy Bailey and Erica Nichols each earned a straight-set singles win.
SouthWest won the No. 3 singles.
Rosewood improved to 4-2 overall and 3-2 in C/EPC play heading into today's match against defending conference champion Greene Central.
SouthWest Edgecombe 1
Singles -- No. 1 Kayce Brantham (R) d. Brittany Laws 6-3, 6-2; No. 2 Leah Smith (R) d. Meghan Rhodes 6-7 (5), 6-3, 7-3; No. 3 Nikki Taylor (SWE) d. Sidney Worrell 6-1, 6-1; No. 4 Kourtney Humphrey (R) d. Erin Perry 6-1, 6-0; No. 5 Missy Bailey (R) d. Johanna Alvarez 6-1, 6-1; No. 6 Erica Nichols (R) d. Meghan Brown 6-1, 6-1.
Doubles -- No. 1 Brantham-Worrell (R) d. Rhodes-Taylor 8-3; No. 2 Smith-Humphrey (R) d. Laws-Perry 9-7; No. 3 Bailey-Nichols (R) d. Alvarez-Brown 8-1.
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