KERNERSVILLE — East Surry fell to Bishop McGuinness 9-0 at Wake Forest’s indoor tennis facility on Thursday.
The Cardinals have a lineup where five of the six starting spots are filled with new faces. Meanwhile the Villains are expected to battle with Mount Airy again for the top spot in the Northwest Conference, said Brandon Cook, the JV basketball coach in his first season as tennis coach.
The familiar name on the Cards’ roster is Daniel Hancock, who has taken over the top seed.
Hancock gave Bishop’s Ben Jandzinski a good run for his money. Bishop won, but Hancock took six games in a 6-2, 6-4 loss.
The rest of the singles matches could get just one game off the Villains.
Teams had to figure that Bishop would be good again this year, but the Villains’ only reported score before this was a 7-2 loss to 4A Reynolds.
On Court Two, East’s Dan Moore lost to Sam McLaughry 6-0, 6-0.
Aaron Sigmon lost the third match to Zack Jones 6-0, 6-0.
Lucas Bonilla took a game against Will Shannon in a 6-0, 6-1 defeat.
Trevor Lowe lost to Andrew Balogh 6-0, 6-0.
Ben Ruedisueli lost to Lance Bittrich 6-0, 6-0.
In doubles, Moore and Sigmon lost to McLaughry and Jones 8-0.
Hancock and Bonilla fell to Jandzinski and Jonathan Ingram 8-1.
Lowe and Ruedisueli lost 8-0 to Adam Bhinnasami and Max Kreber.
Some of these guys are brand new to tennis, but they are having a lot of fun and try really hard, said Cook.
As for going against a very good opponent, Cook joked that at least his team was indoors on a day when the temperature was in the upper 30s back home.
The Cards will take on another young team on Tuesday when they host North Surry.