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By Rudy Coggins
Published in Sports on November 3, 2010 1:47 PM

Girls' tennis

Greene Central 6,

Cedar Ridge 3

* HILLSBOROUGH -- Greene Central swept the doubles matches and turned back Cedar Ridge, 6-3, in quarterfinal-round action of the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 2-A dual-team playoffs on Tuesday evening.

The Rams (18-8 overall) travel to Eastern Plains 2-A Conference nemesis Tarboro High for the east regional championship on Thursday. The teams split their regular-season series.

"We battled for over four hours, and in the end, just a few points seperated us," said GC head coach Donald Clark of the four-hour marathon. "This was a total team victory. We had five new starters this year, and most people didn't expect a lot out of us, but we are in the final four in the state."

The tandems of Lauren Carraway-Jessica Hatch, Brittany Colie-Laurie Sutton and Hayes Lovett-Kayla Radford helped seal the outcome in doubles. Carraway, Lovett and Colie each emerged victorious in singles.

"Lauren, Hayes and Brittany really gave us great leadership in addition to their outstanding play,"said Clark. "These girls all lead by example. They just never quit."

Tiebreakers were needed to decide four singles matches.


Simmons ties for 5th

* SOUTHERN PINES -- Charles B. Aycock sophomore Tara Simmons carded a second-day round of 79 and finished tied for fifth overall in the N.C. High School Athletic Association 1-A/2-A/3-A girls' golf championships.

Simmons finished the two-day, 36-hole event with a 158 on the Longleaf Golf and Country Club layout.

West Henderson's Kayla Scuipider, a childhood friend of Simmons, successfully defended her individual title. Scuipider fired an even-par 71 on Tuesday and beat East Lincoln's Mattie Tobey by five strokes -- 143-148.

Fike's Mallory Warrick, who shot an opening-round 71, ended up with a 150.

West Henderson won the team title.

Walnut Creek LGA

* Mary Morris claimed play-of-the-day honors on the Walnut Creek Country Club links.

Hiromi Sueki claimed low gross, while Linda Cannon won low net. Dot Julian and Faye Franklin shared low putts.

Lane Tree LGA

* Betty Jean Gurley seized game-of-the-week honors at Lane Tree Golf Club.

Libby Newsome and Mary Ann Sutton captured low net and low putts, respectively.