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Prep tennis -- Gators upset by Vikings

By News-Argus Staff
Published in Sports on September 2, 2004 1:57 PM

TARBORO -- Spring Creek, the defending Class 1-A Carolina Conference and eastern regional champion, suffered a 5-4 loss at Tarboro High on Wednesday.

After the two teams won three singles matches each -- including a 6-0, 6-0 win at number two by the Gators' Sarah Warren -- the Vikings battled back to take two-of-three in doubles to seal the win.

Warren and teammate Stacy Smith won at number one doubles 8-0.

Smith, Warren and Sarah Bragg took singles victories for Spring Creek, who dropped to 5-1 overall and 4-1 in the Classes 2-A/1-A Eastern Plains/Carolina Conference. The Gators host SouthWest Edgecombe today.

"Everybody needs a wake-up call," Spring Creek coach Robert Jones said. "I think we will be fine. These girls have to respond to being the hunted now. We were kind of under the radar for a while."

Tarboro 5, Spring Creek 4

Singles -- No. 1 Stacy Smith (SC) d. Robin Ellis 4-6, 6-0, 6-3; No. 2 Sarah Warren (SC) d. Minta Dupree 6-0, 6-0; No. 3 Alison Thompson (THS) d. Melanie Harlowe 6-4, 6-2; No. 4 Miranda Spain (THS) d. Kaitlin Murphy 7-5, 6-2; No. 5 Sarah Bragg (SC) d. Emily Spain 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7-3); No. 6 Jasmine Burroughs (THS) d. Kelly Murphy 6-1, 6-2.

Doubles -- No. 1 Smith-Warren (SC) d. Ellis-Dupree 8-0; No. 2 M. Spain-Burroughs (THS) d. Harlowe-Bragg 8-4; No. 3 d. Thompson-Sarah Satterthwait (THS) Kelly Murphy-Cynthia Breault 8-4.