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By News-Argus Staff
Published in Sports on September 22, 2004 1:55 PM

James Kenan wins despite missing player

TEACHEY -- James Kenan faced a little adversity and opened defense of its Class 1-A Super Six Conference championship with a 9-0 rout against county rival Wallace-Rose Hill on Tuesday.

The Tigers competed without fifth-seeded Brittany Crabtree, who didn't return from a field trip in time to play. Lorry Chestnutt filled in and captured a straight-set win against the Bulldogs' Meagan McGowen.

Meanwhile, Erica Brown, the third seed, got vertigo during her match and continued despite some dizziness. She fought off the nagging illness and stopped Kelly Cavenaugh 6-3, 6-2.

Brown, Christa Jones, Allison Fonvielle and Meagan Sanderlin also prevailed in singles for the Tigers.

"I'm proud of our girls," Tigers coach Chip Hardy said. "They did well considering the lack of practice due to the excessive rains and lack of matches the past two weeks."

James Kenan (4-2, 1-0 SS) entertains Dixon at 4 p.m. Thursday.

James Kenan 9,

Wallace-Rose Hill 0

Singles -- No. 1 Christa Jones (JK) d. Sara Hughes 6-0, 6-1; No. 2 Allison Fonvielle (JK) d. Rachel Devane 6-0, 6-1; No. 3 Erica Brown (JK) d. Kelly Cavenaugh 6-3, 6-2; No. 4 Beth Parrish (JK) d. Beth Cottle 6-0, 6-1; No. 5 Lorry Chestnutt (JK) d. Meagan McGowen 6-2, 6-2; No. 6 Meagan Sanderlin (JK) d. Lindsey Powell 6-1, 6-2.

Doubles -- No. 1 Fonvielle-Brown (JK) d. Hughes-Cavenaugh 8-4; No. 2 Crabtree-Jones (JK) d. McGowen-Cottle 8-1; No. 3 Parrish-Sanderlin (JK) d. Evans-Fussell 8-1.

Golden Falcons

blank Kinston

Charles B. Aycock remained unbeaten in nine Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference matches with a 9-0 defeat of Kinston at Walnut Creek Country Club on Tuesday.

The Golden Falcons lost a combined eight games in singles and doubles play.

"We played very well throughout the match," Aycock coach Luke Vail said. "It was a total team effort. Our girls did a really good job of moving their opponents all over the court."

Raychel Batts, Leslie Sasser, Carlyn Claiborne, Nicole Taylor, Patricia Owen and Laine Purcell each claimed a straight-set singles win. Batts, Sasser and Claiborne each shut out their respective opponents.

C.B. Aycock (11-1, 9-0 ECC) travels to Wilson Fike today.

C.B. Aycock 9, Kinston 0

Singles -- No. 1 Raychel Batts (CBA) d. Morgan Holloman 6-0, 6-0; No. 2 Leslie Sasser (CBA) d. Katie Keith 6-0, 6-0; No. 3 Carlyn Claiborne (CBA) d. Jesse Anderson 6-0, 6-0; No. 4 Nicole Taylor (CBA) d. Stuart Edwards 6-1, 6-0; No. 5 Patricia Owen (CBA) d. Sarah Culbreth 6-0, 6-0; No. 6 Laine Purcell (CBA) d. Brittany Croom 6-2, 6-1.

Doubles -- No. 1 Sasser-Claiborne (CBA) d. Holloman-Keith 8-4; No. 2 Batts-Hadley Peacock (CBA) d. Anderson-Edwards 8-0; No. 3 Taylor-Purcell (CBA) d. Croom-Madison Kearney 8-0.

N. Lenoir soars

past Panthers

SNOW HILL -- North Lenoir swept the singles and cruised past North Pitt 7-2 in an Carolina/Eastern Plains 1-A/2-A Conference match contested Tuesday at the Snow Hill Tennis Complex.

Morgan Worthington, Mary-Linton Smith, Debbie Vandiford, Rachel Sasser, Heather Phillips and Lauren Harris each triumphed in singles. Sasser, the No. 4 seed, didn't lose a game against the Panthers' Danielle Abeyounis.

"We played well in singles today," Hawks coach Courtney Harrell said. "Mary-Linton and Morgan had an excellent doubles match, not losing a game. North Pitt has improved at two and three doubles, and was able to win two close matches."

North Lenoir (7-8, 6-5 C/SS) is the guest of Spring Creek on Thursday.

North Lenoir 7, North Pitt 2

Singles -- No. 1 Morgan Worthington (NL) d. Jacinta Jones 6-0, 6-1; No. 2 Mary-Linton Smith (NL) d. Nicki Leggett 6-0, 6-2; No. 3 Debbie Vandiford (NL) d. Tracy Wade 6-2, 6-2; No. 4 Rachel Sasser (NL) d. Danielle Abeyounis 6-0, 6-0; No. 5 Heather Phillips (NL) d. Markia Camper 6-1, 6-1; No. 6 Lauren Harris (NL) d. Sierra Robinson 6-1, 6-3.

Doubles -- No. 1 Worthington-Smith d. Leggett-Wade 8-0; No. 2 Jones-Abeyounis (NP) d. Ashley Fillipelli-Madison Gray 9-8 (1); No. 3 Camper-Latoya Burton (NP) d. Jordan Hoffman-Kristen Penuel 8-6.

W. Christian falls

in CCC 1-A play

Community Christian claimed two of three doubles matches and nipped Wayne Christian 5-4 in a Carolina Christian 1-A Conference affair Tuesday afternoon.

Jennica Botonis, Mary Elizabeth West and Stacy McCary each claimed a singles win for the Eagles. West teamed with Laura Lee Hodson to win the No. 2 doubles match.

Wayne Christian (4-2, 2-2 CCC) is the guest of Trinity Christian of Raleigh on Thursday.

Community Christian-Wilson 5,

Wayne Christian 4

Singles -- No. 1 Jennica Botonis (WC) d. Alex Lamm 6-0, 6-3; No. 2 Madison Wheeler (CC) d. Laura Lee Hodson 6-2, 6-0; No. 3 Dava Rose (CC) d. Bianca Wall 6-2, 7-5; No. 4 Mary Elizabeth West (WC) d. Elise Hawkins 7-6, 6-4; No. 5 Hillary Etheridge (CC) d. Katie Fairchild 4-6, 6-3, 10-8; No. 6 Stacy McCary (WC) d. Emily Catherine Britt 6-4, 6-2.

Doubles -- No. 1 Lamm-Wheeler (CC) d. Botonis-Wall 8-6; No. 2 Hodson-West (WC) d. Rose-Etheridge 9-7; No. 3 Hawkins-Britt (CC) d. Fairchild-McCary 8-6.

Tarboro knocks

off Rosewood

Visiting Tarboro swept the doubles and dealt Rosewood a 6-3 loss in Carolina/Eastern Plains 1-A/2-A Conference action Tuesday afternoon.

The Eagles forged a 3-3 tie with singles wins by Kayce Brantham, Sidney Worrell and Kourtney Humphrey. Brantham and Worrell won in straight sets, while Humphrey outslugged Miranda Spain 6-1, 4-6, 6-3 at the No. 4 spot.

Rosewood (8-5) fell to 7-5 in C/EPC play.

Tarboro 6, Rosewood 3

Singles -- No. 1 Kayce Brantham (R) d. Robin Ellis 6-1, 6-1; No. 2 Minta Dupree (T) d. Leah Smith 6-4, 6-1; No. 3 Sidney Worrell (R) d. Alison Thompson 6-2, 7-5; No. 4 Kourtney Humphrey (R) d. Miranda Spain 6-1, 4-6, 6-3; No. 5 Emily Spain (T) d. Missy Bailey 6-3, 6-3; No. 6 Jasmine Burroughs (T) d. Erica Nichols 6-3, 6-0.

Doubles -- No. 1 Ellis-Dupree (T) d. Brantham-Worrell 9-7; No. 2 Burroughs-M. Spain (T) d. Smith-Humphrey 8-5; No. 3 Thompson-Sarah Satterthwaite d. Bailey-Nichols 8-5.


C.B. Aycock

routs TEACH

MOUNT OLIVE -- C.B. Aycock swept the doubles and handed TEACH a 7-2 loss at the John Neal Walker Tennis Complex on the Mount Olive College campus Tuesday afternoon.

The tandems of Katie Perry-Kristen Prosser, Lizzie Sodoma-Emilee Quinn and Kristen Bennett-Mallory Strickland each took a doubles win.

Sodoma, Prosser, Quinn and Bennett each triumphed in singles.

Matthew Rouse and Travis Cuddington prevailed in singles for TEACH.

C.B. Aycock (8-3) travels to Greenfield on Thursday.

C.B. Aycock 7, TEACH 2

Singles -- No. 1 Lizzie Sodoma (CBA) d. Ellen Rouse 8-0; No. 2 Matthew Rouse (TEACH) d. Katie Perry 8-2; No. 3 Kristen Prosser (CBA) d. Sam Rouse 8-6; No. 4 Emilee Quinn (CBA) d. Caroline Finch 8-5; No. 5 Kristen Bennett (CBA) d. Dylan Cuddington 8-1; No. 6 Travis Cuddington (TEACH) d. Mallory Strickland 8-6.

Doubles -- No. 1 Perry-Prosser (CBA) d. M. Rouse-D. Cuddington 9-7; No. 2 Sodoma-Quinn (CBA) d. E. Rouse-Finch 8-5; No. 3 Bennett-Strickland (CBA) d. S. Rouse-T. Cuddington by default.