DOBSON — The Golden Eagle girls tennis players lost their final regular season tennis match in a disappointing 3-6 loss yesterday against West Davidson High School and finished the season with an 8-9 record.
Coach Dennis Miller was disappointed in the loss against the Lady Green Dragons but felt like the Eagles picked up during the doubles match in which they one 2-1. They won the 2A division in the regular season going 8-8, and did qualify players for both single and doubles matches coming up in the regional tennis playoff match.
The only Eagles singles victory Tuesday was Kennedy Dockery, who played Rachel Trexler for a total of 6-3. Both are number four seeds and the set finale that brought the sole victory of the evening in singles was 4-6, 6-4, and third set tie breaker 10-2.
Number one seed Savanna Wilson took on number one seed Rachel Tam for the Dragons who won 3-2 in what was the second long tiebreaker match of the night. Tam came from behind in the tiebreaker match to defeat Wilson and will be playing next week against top seeds for either Cupperson or Wheatmon. She prepares by focusing and appreciates her coach’s motivational talks, she said.
Head Coach of West Davidson, Jason Lemley, was proud of how the Lady Green Dragons played Tuesday. They were mentally tough and are a comeback kind of team, he said. Their record is 14-6 overall.
Marlee Wilmoth for the Golden Eagles did qualify for the regional singles which will be played at Catawba College on Friday.
Savannah Wilson, Megan Gillespie, Kennedy Dockery, and Mikayla Cox all qualified to play regionals in the doubles competition.
Wilkes Central swept Forest Hills Tuesday to advance to the second round. The Lady Eagles will face the winner of Shelby and Atkins next week.