WALKERTOWN — East Surry tennis swept doubles, but came up a match short against Walkertown.
The Cardinals won all three doubles matches, but Walkertown won 5-4 in Northwest Conference play.
Top seed Daniel Hancock earned a win in both singles and doubles.
He beat Everett McClelland 7-5, 6-1. Then he teamed with Lucas Bonilla to edge Daniel Guffey and Nick Walker 7-5.
The Cards nearly won the top three slots.
Second seed Dan Moore came up just short in the first set, losing only 5-7 to Wyatt Neal despite feeling under the weather.
Moore lost the first four games of the second set before retiring as he became more ill.
The third match was even closer as Aaron Sigmon took on D.J. Basham.
These two players looked so much alike, said Coach Brandon Cooke. From the way they swung the racquet to the way they moved around the court, the two were very similar, so it took a long, hard battle to determine a winner.
Basham won 7-5, 7-6 in the last singles match to finish.
On court four, Bonilla lost to Dylan Mabe 0-6, 0-6.
Trevor Lowe fell to Daniel Parnell 2-6, 0-6.
Ben Ruediselli lost to Brycen Schenker 0-6, 0-6.
In doubles play, Sigmon and John Marion swept Josh Wampler and Jarod Gandy 6-0 in a one-set format.
Lowe and Ruediselli pulled out a long, tough battle 7-5 over Adam Larimore and Kendrick Campbell.
East Surry is home today in another conference match with Atkins.