09/08/04 — Prep tennis -- Hawks edge Tarboro

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Prep tennis -- Hawks edge Tarboro

By News-Argus Staff
Published in Sports on September 8, 2004 1:56 PM

TARBORO -- North Lenoir and Tarboro battled through the lineup in a Classes 1-A/2-A Carolina/Eastern Plains Conference match on Tuesday as the Hawks emerged with a 5-4 win.

Three of the six singles matches went to three sets with North Lenoir's Mary Linton Smith, Debbie Vandiford and Ruthanne Hardy all claiming victories. The Vikings won at number one and number five singles and took two of the three doubles matches.

The combination of Morgan Worthington and Hardy won at number one doubles for the Hawks (4-4 overall), who improved to 3-3 in conference play heading into today's match at home with SouthWest Edgecombe.

North Lenoir 5, Tarboro 4

Singles -- No. 1 Robin Ellis (THS) d. Morgan Worthington 6-1, 5-7, 6-4; No. 2 Mary Linton Smith (NL) d. Minta Dupree 6-4, 6-0; No. 3 Debbie Vandiford (NL) d. Alison Thompson 6-1, 1-6, 6-1; No. 4 Ruthanne Hardy (NL) d. Miranda Spain 6-1, 6-3; No. 5 Emily Spain (THS) d. Rachel Sasser 5-7, 6-3, 7-5; No. 6 Heather Phillips (NL) d. Sarah Satterwaite 7-5, 6-3.

Doubles -- No. 1 Worthington-Hardy (NL) d. Ellis-Dupree 8-4; No. 2 Spain-Burroughs (THS) d. Smith-Sasser 9-7; No. 3 Thompson-Sattherwaite (THS) d. Ashley Fillipeli-Madison Gray 8-2.