Lady Hounds sweep singles, beat Falcons 7-2
by Jeff Linville Staff Reporter
North Surry pulled out all three tiebreakers in tennis to defeat Forbush 7-2 Tuesday.
The Lady Greyhounds won three quick singles matches with the other three extending to third sets. When the Hounds took the final three singles matches, too, the home team had clinched the win before doubles action started.
“I can’t brag on the girls enough with them taking all three tiebreakers,” said Coach Maggie McKee.
Abby Lawson’s match was close the entire way through, the coach said. Rebecca Parsons got off to a slow start, but kept fighting back. Hannah Southern showed up when she needed to in the tiebreaker.
Top seed Sarah Glasco, fifth seed Taylor Tickle and sixth seed Bailey Atkins took care of business quickly, dropping just one game each.
Glasco won 6-1, 6-0 over Makayla Pendergrass. Tickle won 6-1, 6-0 over Brandi Sheek, and Atkins went 6-0, 6-1 over Savannah Yale.
Bailey goes out there, puts in her effort and gets done fast, said McKee. Bailey is strong for a sixth seed, she added.
On Court Two, Lawson was just a game back at 5-4, but lost the first set 6-4 to Alish Baity.
Baity took the first game of the second set, but Lawson took five of the next six matches for a 5-2 lead before winning 6-3. In the tiebreaker, Lawson outlasted Baity 10-8.
A similar story played out on Court Three. Parsons dropped the first set 6-3 to Carmen Wilkins, but won the second set with her own 6-3 score. In the tiebreaker, she won handily 10-4.
Southern took the first set 6-2, but Makayla Matthews bounced back to win 6-1. Southern then won the tiebreaker 10-3.
With the match in hand, McKee could have subbed out some starters for doubles, but decided to leave the teams intact.
The lineup has been juggled a few times, so these players haven’t had that many matches together, she reasoned.
Lawson and Parsons were pretty tired after singles, but still made an 8-4 loss closer than the final score appeared, according to the coach. They lost to Pendergrass/Baity.
Glasco and Tickle, on the other hand, were very fresh and won 8-2 over Wilkins/Matthews.
Atkins and Cassidy Willard lost 8-5 to Sheek/Yale.
The Hounds are at home against Thursday, hosting West Stokes.
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