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Warriors dominate SW

By From staff reports
Published in Sports on March 11, 2009 1:46 PM

Eastern Wayne launched its Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference men's tennis campaign with a 9-0 triumph over archrival Southern Wayne on Tuesday afternoon.

The Warriors, unbeaten in four outings this season, swept the singles matches. Second-seeded Aaron Dunmire and third-seeded Eric Barnes each needed a third-set tiebreaker to turn back their respective opponent.

Top-seeded Russell Turner, Mike Barnette, Marcos Machado and Mike Ames also earned a singles point. Turner and Barnette dropped just one game apiece.

Turner-Machado, Barnes-Barnette and Ames-Grant prevailed in doubles.

Eastern Wayne (4-0 overall, 1-0 ECC) continue league play Thursday afternoon at Wilson Hunt. Southern Wayne (3-1, 0-1) travels to Wilson Beddingfield.

First serve is 4 p.m. for each match.

Eastern Wayne 9

Southern Wayne 0

Singles: No. 1 Russell Turner (EW) d. Chris King 6-1, 6-0; No. 2 Aaron Dunmire (EW) d. Benny Segura 2-6, 6-0, 13-11; No. 3 Eric Barnes (EW) d. Kobi Hood 5-7, 6-2, 10-4; No. 4 Mike Barnette (EW) d. Hugo Ayala 6-0, 6-1; No. 5 Marcos Machado (EW) d. Brandon Outlaw 6-2, 6-1; No. 6 Mike Ames (EW) d. Carlos Franco 6-0, 6-3.

Doubles: No. 1 Turner-Machado (EW) d. Segura-Hood 8-1; No. 2 Barnes-Barnette (EW) d. King-Outlaw 8-2; No. 3 Ames-Grant (EW) d. Victor Najera-Allen Munoz 8-5.

Records: Eastern Wayne 4-1, 1-0 Eastern Carolina 3-A; Southern Wayne 3-1, 0-1

Next match: Thursday -- Eastern Wayne at Hunt; Southern Wayne at Beddingfield