08/17/11 — CBA netters blitz Fike

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CBA netters blitz Fike

By Rudy Coggins
Published in Sports on August 17, 2011 1:47 PM

PIKEVILLE -- The good start continues.

In just a 24-hour span, Charles B. Aycock has posted consecutive victories over two perennial non-conference powers on the high school girls' tennis scene this week.

The Golden Falcons surrendered just nine games in a 9-0 conquest of Wilson Fike on Tuesday afternoon. Coach Brad Matthews' team opened the season with an 8-1 triumph over Greenfield School on Monday.

"This is definitely the best team I've had by far," said Matthews. "I've got some competitive girls, I can tell you that. We were pretty solid today ... consistent through the lineup and we made them make a lot of mistakes."

Freshman Ashton Walker, junior Katie Gurley and senior Caroline Bone each claimed a straight-set shutout in singles. Top-seeded Brooke Barfield, a junior transfer from Wayne Christian, dropped the Golden Demons' Anna Claire Summerlin 6-3, 6-0.

Fourth-seeded Brittany Parrish and fifth-seeded Misty Edwards each lost just one game in their respective singles win. The duo returns off last year's team along with Gurley, Bone, Kimber Pender and Tiffany Godwin.

Barfield-Walker, Gurley-Edwards and Parrish-Pender each secured a doubles point for Aycock.

"Our doubles are playing really well," said Matthews.

Aycock (2-0 overall) plays host to Rocky Mount on Thursday. First serve is 4 p.m. against the Gryphons, who return four starters among their top six.

"I think that should be a pretty competitive match," said Matthews.