10/13/04 — Prep tennis roundup

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By News-Argus Staff
Published in Sports on October 13, 2004 1:56 PM

Aycock clinches ECC crown

PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock's girls tennis team sealed an unbeaten conference season for the 26th straight year with a 7-2 win at home over Washington on Tuesday.

The Falcons (18-2 overall) finished 14-0 in the Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference and have now won 282 matches in a row against conference opposition dating back to 1979. Aycock has played in four different conference's during that stretch.

Raychel Batts (19-1), Leslie Sasser (20-0), Carlyn Claiborne (19-1), Nicole Taylor (14-5) and Hadley Peacock (4-3) all claimed straight-set singles victories for the Falcons, who begin play in the ECC Championships at Herman Park on Thursday.

In doubles, Aycock's Sasser and Claiborne (18-0) and Batts and Taylor (5-0) won at numbers one and two, respectively.

The Falcons open the Class 3-A N.C. High School Athletic Association dual-team playoffs at home on Oct. 19 against the No. 3 seed from the Big Eight South Conference.

C.B. Aycock 7, Washington 2

Singles -- No. 1 Raychel Batts (CBA) d. Emily Cochran 6-1, 6-0; No. 2 Leslie Sasser (CBA) d. Brooke Woolard 6-1, 6-0; No. 3 Carlyn Claiborne (CBA) d. Randall Peck 6-0, 6-0; No. 4 Nicole Taylor (CBA) d. Rachel Perkinson 6-3, 6-4; No. 5 Hadley Peacock (CBA) d. Mary Page Peck 6-2, 6-3; No. 6 McKenna Cox (WHS) d. Laine Purcell 6-2, 6-4.

Doubles -- No. 1 Sasser-Claiborne (CBA) d. Cochran-Woolard 8-6; No. 2 Batts-Taylor (CBA) d. Peck-Perkinson 8-2; No. 3 Peck-Cox (WHS) d. Peacock-Purcell 8-5.


CBA drops non-league match

MOUNT OLIVE -- Charles B. Aycock's number two doubles combination of Katie Perry and Kristen Prosser emerged with an 8-4 win on Tuesday as the Falcons fell 6-3 to the Greenville Parks and Recreation team.

Aycock (10-6) also won by default at number six singles and number three doubles.

The Falcons continue play today at Wayne Community College against Wayne Country Day.

Greenville Parks and Recreation 6, C.B. Aycock 3

Singles -- No. 1 Lauren herring (GPR) d. Lizzie Sodoma 8-0; No. 2 Bryn Khoury (GPR) d. Katie Perry 8-3; No. 3 Lauren Frazier (GPR) d. Kristen Prosser 8-4; No. 4 Mary Brett Smith (GPR) d. Emilee Quinn 8-0; No. 5 Jenny Chen (GPR) d. Kara Kelly 8-4; No. 6 Mallory Strickland (CBA) default.

Doubles -- No. 1 Herring-Khoury (GPR) d. Sodoma-Quinn 8-2; No. 2 Perry-Prosser (CBA) d. Frazier-Smith 8-4; No. 3 Kelly-Strickland (CBA) default.