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By News-Argus Staff
Published in Sports on September 14, 2004 1:55 PM

Golden Falcons blow by Greenfield

WILSON -- Charles B. Aycock dominated doubles play and eased past traditional independent schools power Greenfield 7-2 in a non-conference match Monday afternoon.

The tandems of Raychel Batts-Hadley Peacock and Nicole Taylor-Laine Purcell each pulled out tight 8-6 wins. The top-seeded doubles of Leslie Sasser-Carlyn Claiborne easily claimed an 8-1 victory.

"Leslie and Carlyn did a really good job of putting the ball away in doubles," Aycock coach Luke Vail said. "Nicole and Laine fought hard to pull out a victory."

Batts, Sasser, Claiborne and Taylor each prevailed in straight sets in singles. Batts shut out Anna Wooten Gauss at the No. 1 slot, while Claiborne dropped just one game at No. 3.

"We got outstanding singles play in the top four positions," Vail said. "Raychel had her best match of the year."

C.B. Aycock (9-1) travels to Southern Wayne on Wednesday. The match will be played at the John Neal Walker Tennis Complex on the Mount Olive College campus.

C.B. Aycock 7, Greenfield 2

Singles -- No. 1 Raychel Batts (CBA) d. Anna Wooten Gauss 6-0, 6-0; No. 2 Leslie Sasser (CBA) d. Kenan Hill 6-0, 6-2; No. 3 Carlyn Claiborne (CBA) d. Laura Piggott 6-1, 6-0; No. 4 Nicole Taylor (CBA) d. Betsy Peters 6-2, 6-4; No. 5 Sarah Peters (G) d. Hadley Peacock 6-1, 6-2; No. 6 Abby Skinner (G) d. Laine Purcell 6-1, 6-2.

Doubles -- No. 1 Sasser-Claiborne (CBA) d. Piggott-S. Peters 8-1; No. 2 Batts-Peacock (CBA) d. Gauss-B. Peters 8-6; No. 3 Taylor-Purcell (CBA) d. Hill-Meredith Moore 8-6.

Greene Central

collects road victory

ROCKY MOUNT -- Greene Central turned in a strong performance and handed Rocky Mount Senior High a 9-0 loss Monday afternoon on the Sunset Park courts.

The Rams picked up their 11th win in 12 outings and continue play today at Classes 1-A/2-A Carolina/Eastern Plains opponent Tarboro High.

"This was one of our best performances of the season," veteran Greene Central coach Donald Clark said. "Everyone on the team contributed to the victory. Rocky Mount is undefeated in the Big East (4-A) Conference."

Meredith Rouse, Sarah Moore, Summer Chase, Holly Mace, Ashley Harrell and Christi Murphy each prevailed in singles. Harrell collected a shutout, while Mace and Murphy each dropped just one game.

Harrell and Murphy each improved to 11-1 in singles play, while Mace is 10-1. Chase earned her 10th win in 11 tries. Rouse and Moore, who have each seen stiffer competition, have nine victories apiece.

"Meredith was absolutely crushing her ground strokes off both sides, and she played with the kind of intensity I've been asking her to play with," Clark said. "Sarah hit a lot of winners off her backhand today, but I was most pleased with the soft touch she was putting on her drop shots."

Greene Central 9,

Rocky Mount Senior High 0

Singles -- No. 1 Meredith Rouse (GC) d. Churchill Young 6-2, 6-2; No. 2 Sarah Moore (GC) d. Courtney Wheless 6-0, 6-3; No. 3 Summer Chase (GC) d. Megan Fish 6-2, 6-3; No. 4 Holly Mace (GC) d. Katie Craig 6-0, 6-1; No. 5 Ashley Harrell (GC) d. Ashley Peirsall 6-0, 6-0; No. 6 Christi Murphy (GC) d. Sarah Johnson 6-1, 6-0.

Doubles -- No. 1 Rouse-Moore (GC) d. Young-Wheless 8-1; No. 2 Brittany Horton-Carolyn Turk (GC) d. Fish-Craig 8-2; No. 3 Michelle Jernigan-Carly Hart (GC) d. Johnson-Melissa Reid 8-0.


Golden Falcons

joust Knights

WILSON -- C.B. Aycock swept the singles and doubles en route to a 9-0, non-conference victory against Greenfield at the Barton College Tennis Complex on Monday afternoon.

Lizzie Sodoma, Katie Perry, Kristen Prosser, Emilee Quinn, Kristen Bennett and Kara Kelly each claimed a singles win. The teams played eight-game pro sets.

C.B. Aycock (5-2) is the guest of Southern Wayne today.

C.B. Aycock 9, Greenfield 0

Singles -- No. 1 Lizzie Sodoma (CBA) d. Elizabeth Cobb 8-6; No. 2 Katie Perry (CBA) d. Anna Perry 8-1; No. 3 Kristen Prosser (CBA) d. Betsy Bethune 8-1; No. 4 Emilee Quinn (CBA) d. Suzzy Hackney 8-2; No. 5 Kristen Bennett (CBA) d. Trisha Hawkins 8-1; No. 6 Kara Kelly (CBA) d. Annie Nowell 8-2.

Doubles -- No. 1 Perry-Prosser (CBA) d. Cobb-Bethune 8-1; No. 2 Sodoma-Quinn (CBA) d. Perry-Hackney 8-2; No. 3 Bennett-Kelly (CBA) d. Nowell-Katie Purinai 8-2.