10/07/04 — Prep tennis roundup

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Prep tennis roundup

By News-Argus Staff
Published in Sports on October 7, 2004 1:55 PM

PIKEVILLE -- Perennial eastern North Carolina tennis powers Charles B. Aycock and Greene Central staged a grueling, late-season match -- won by the Rams 5-4.

Aycock's number one and two doubles teams -- Leslie Sasser-Carlyn Claiborne and Raychel Batts-Nicole Taylor remained unbeaten with solid wins. Greene Central's Christi Murphy and Carolyn Turk won number three doubles 8-2.

In singles, Batts and Sasser claimed Aycock's only two wins at one and two, respectively. Greene Central's Summer Chase, Holly Mace, Murphy and Ashley Harrell went on to win in at spots four-through-six.

"It was a typical Aycock-Greene Central match with long points and close contested games," Aycock coach Luke Vail said. "Greene Central has great team depth and that was too much to overcome in the end. I was really proud of the quality of tennis played by all of our players."

Aycock (16-2) travels to Washington on Thursday, while the Rams (21-2) entertain Ayden-Grifton.

Greene Central 5, C.B. Aycock 4

Singles -- No. 1 Raychel Batts (CBA) d. Meredith Rouse 6-1, 6-0; No. 2 Leslie Sasser (CBA) d. Sarah Moore 6-1, 6-0; No. 3 Summer Chase (GC) d. Carlyn Claiborne 6-4, 6-4; No. 4 Holly Mace (GC) d. Nicole Taylor 6-4, 6-1; No. 5 Christi Murphy (GC) d. Laine Purcell 6-2, 6-0; No. 6 Ashley Harrell (GC) d. Hadley Peacock 6-1, 6-2.

Doubles -- No. 1 Sasser-Claiborne (CBA) d. Rouse-Moore 8-6; No. 2 Batts-Taylor (CBA) d. Chase-Harrell 8-2; No. 3 Murphy-Carolyn Turk (GC) d. Purcell-Peacock 8-2.

Goldsboro falls in


KINSTON -- Goldsboro's Quionna Bryant won a pair of matches at number three singles as the Cougars fell 6-3, 5-4 in two matches at Kinston on Wednesday.

In the first game, Goldsboro's doubles combinations of Jessica Faison-Bryant and Ja'Tericka McClary-Sonji King took a pair of wins at number one and two.

The second game saw Bryant, King and Honesty Floyd all claim victories in singles for Goldsboro, while McClary and King emerged again at number two doubles.

The Cougars host James Kenan in a non-conference match today at Herman Park.

Kinston 6, Goldsboro 3

Singles -- No. 1 Morgan Holloman (KHS) d. Jessica Faison 8-5; No. 2 Katie Keith (KHS) d. Ja'Tericka McClary 8-0; No. 3 Quionna Bryant (GHS) d. Stewart Edwards 8-0; No. 4 Brittany Croom (KHS) d. Sonji King 8-4; No. 5 Sarah Culbreth (KHS) d. Honesty Floyd 8-5; No. 6 Hope Hemby (KHS) d. Donna Richardson 8-1.

Doubles -- No. 1 Faison-Bryant (GHS) d. Holloman-Keith 8-6; No. 2 McClary-King (GHS) d. Edwards-Croom 8-5; No. 3 Hemby-Emily Broadway (KHS) d. Floyd-Richardson 8-0.

Kinston 5, Goldsboro 4

Singles -- No. 1 Morgan Holloman (KHS) d. Jessica Faison 8-3; No. 2 Katie Keith (KHS) d. Ja'Tericka McClary 8-6; No. 3 Quionna Bryant (GHS) d. Stewart Edwards 8-3; No. 4 Sonji King (GHS) d. Brittany Croom 8-5; No. 5 Honesty Floyd (GHS) d. Abbey Hill 8-2; No. 6 Paige Culbreth (KHS) d. Donna Richardson 8-0.

Doubles -- No. 1 Holloman-Keith (KHS) d. Faison-Bryant 8-5; No. 2 McClary-King (GHS) d. Edwards-Croom 8-6; No. 3 Hill-Culbreth (KHS) d. Floyd-Richardson 8-4.

Saints conclude

regular season

WASHINGTON -- Southern Wayne's girls tennis team concluded their regular season with a 9-0 loss at Washington on Wednesday.

The Saints (0-15, 0-14 Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference) will participate in the conference tournament on Oct. 14 at Herman Park. Matches begin at 3 p.m.

Washington 9, Southern Wayne 0

Singles -- Emily Cochran (WHS) d. Beth Brown 8-1; No. 2 Brooke Woolard (WHS) d. Whitli Thornton 8-0; No. 3 Randall Peck (WHS) d. Sarah Tillman 8-1; No. 4 Rachel Perkinson (WHS) d. Christy Westbrook 8-0; No. 5 McKenna Cox (WHS) d. Leslie Barrow 8-0; No. 6 Mary Page Peck (WHS) d. Lauren Harrell 8-1.

Doubles -- No. 1 Cochran-Woolard (WHS) d. Brown-Thornton 8-2; No. 2 Peck-Perkinson (WHS) d. Tillman-Westbrook 8-0; No. 3 Cox-Peck (WHS) d. Harrell-Emily Taylor 8-0.

Hawks even

overall mark

LITTLEFIELD -- North Lenoir improved to 10-10 overall with a 7-0 sweep at Ayden-Grifton on Wednesday.

North Lenoir's Morgan Worthington, Mary-Linton Smith, Ruthanne Hardy, Lauren Harris and Jordan Hoffman all claimed singles wins for the Hawks (9-6 Classes 1-A/2-A Carolina/Super-Six/Eastern Plains Conference). Smith-Worthington and Ashley Fillipeli-Harris teamed for doubles wins for North Lenoir, who travel to SouthWest Edgecombe today.

Number six singles and number three doubles were not contested.

North Lenoir 7, Ayden-Grifton 0

Singles -- No. 1 Morgan Worthington (NL) d. Latasha Isler 6-0, 6-0; No. 2 Mary-Linton Smith (NL) d. Lindsey Richardson 6-2, 6-0; No. 3 Ruthanne Hardy (NL) d. Krista Rendler 6-1, 6-0; No. 4 Lauren Harris (NL) d. Sam Stox 6-0, 6-3; No. 5 Jordan Hoffman (NL) d. Cathy Dixon 6-1, 6-1

Doubles -- No. 1 Smith-Worthington (NL) d. Steinlein-Richardson 8-0; No. 2 Fillipeli-Harris (NL) d. Isler-Stox (AG) 8-0.


Warriors take

road match

DUDLEY -- Eastern Wayne's Nicole Fine claimed a win at number one singles as the Warriors cruised past Southern Wayne 8-1 at the Saints' courts on Wednesday.

Karry Burnette, Sarah Carpenter, Katie Brantley and Minerva Rodriguez all won in singles play for the Warriors, who host T.E.A.C.H. today.

Ashley Azell claimed the lone win for the Saints at number three singles.

Eastern Wayne swept all three doubles matches.

Eastern Wayne 8, Southern Wayne 1

Singles -- No. 1 Nicole Fine (EW) d. Shanita Hobbs 8-2; No. 2 Karry Burnette (EW) d Emily Martin 8-3; No. 3 Ashley Azell (SW) d. Cindy Clarkson 9-8 (5); No. 4 Sarah Carpenter (EW) d Kristen Graziano 8-2; No. 5 Katie Brantley (EW) d Brook Dove 8-2; No. 6 Minerva Rodriguez (EW) d Cassie Rapp 8-0.

Doubles -- No. 1 Fine-Carpenter (EW) d. Hobbs-Dove 9-8 (4); No. 2 Burnette-Brantley (EW) d. Martin-Azell 8-3; No. 3 Rodriguez-Clarkson (EW) d H. Price-Smith 8-1.