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CBA girls' tennis wins pivotal ECC match

By News-Argus Staff
Published in Sports on September 14, 2012 1:48 PM

PIKEVILLE -- A good bounce back.

And revenge, too.

Coming off a one-point loss to an archrival 24 hours earlier, Charles B. Aycock knocked off Triton, 7-2, in a pivotal Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference match Thursday afternoon. The Golden Falcons avenged an earlier defeat to the Hawks and remained in contention for one of the league's two dual-team playoff berths.

It was Triton's first ECC loss of the season.

"I was really proud of the hustle, determination and effort throughout the lineup," Aycock head coach Luke Vail said. "Today's match proves how much our team has improved since early in the season."

The Golden Falcons triumphed on five singles courts.

Top-seeded Ashton Walker improved to 11-0 with a 6-0, 6-3 win over the Hawks' Jennifer Byrd. Teammates Rachel Jackson, Kimber Pender, Casie Belom and Cassidy Coerver each earned a singles point. Pender won a third-set tiebreaker at No. 4.

Walker-Katie Gurley and Belom-Coerver prevailed in doubles.

"I was especially pleased to see us win five singles matches and step up with some really big shots on critical points in number one and number three doubles," Vail said. "This match is a great confidence builder."

Aycock (7-4 overall, 4-2 ECC) visits North Lenoir on Monday.