04/01/11 — Warriors shut out Saints, 9-0

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Warriors shut out Saints, 9-0

By From staff reports
Published in Sports on April 1, 2011 1:47 PM

Eastern Wayne dropped just 12 games in singles play and cruised past county rival Southern Wayne, 9-0, in an Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference boys' tennis match Thursday afternoon.

Top-seeded Chaz Fitzpatrick, who continues to nurse a nagging elbow injury, and fourth-seeded Joseph Chaney each posted a straight-set shutout win. Third-seeded Steven Taylor lost just two games.

Mike Barnette (No. 2 seed), fifth-seeded Rafael Guerra and sixth-seeded Mitchell Kaspar each triumphed in straight sets.

Fitzpatrick-Barnette, Chaney-Guerra and Taylor-Cole Newsome each collected a doubles point for Eastern Wayne, which has won every meeting with Southern Wayne since the ECC's inception in 2001-02.

The Warriors (9-2 overall, 8-1 ECC) continue play Monday at Charles B. Aycock. First serve is 4 p.m.