Lady Bears keep on rolling


By Jackson Fuller - jfuller@civitasmedia.com



Coleman Craddock lines up a forehand during Mount Airy’s tennis match against North Surry on Tuesday. Craddock won her singles’ match 6-0, 6-1, and she combined with Lauren Brintle to win in doubles 8-6.


Jackson Fuller | The News

The Mount Airy girls’ tennis team is showing no sign of slowing down despite losing five of its six top-seeds from last year’s team.

After an 8-0 victory over West Stokes on Monday, Mount Airy once again blitzed its competition, this time with an 8-1 win over North Surry.

It was the second victory in as many days for the Granite Bears.

Mount Airy won five of the six singles’ matches and only lost one service game. Lauren Brintle continued her stellar play as the number-one seed, defeating Taylor Tickle 6-1, 6-2.

After dropping the first game of the match, Brintle won six-straight to close out the first set.

Elizabeth Marion lost her first game of the season in a 6-0, 6-1 victory over Cassidy Willard in the two-seed matchup.

Coleman Craddock, Maya Hicks and Logan King rounded out the singles’ winners for Mount Airy.

The lone victory for North Surry came from six-seed Cassie Barker. The junior easily swept away Mount Airy freshman Carleigh Lovill with a 6-0, 6-0 victory.

The most exciting match of the afternoon was a doubles affair between each teams’ top pair. Mount Airy’s Brintle and Craddock faced off against Tickle and Rebecca Parsons of North Surry.

The match was tied at two-games apiece when Tickle and Parsons broke the serve of Craddock and Brintle to take a 3-2 lead.

However, the Mount Airy duo immediately bounced back to win the next two games and halt the North Surry momentum. They eventually held on with an 8-6 win.

Marion and Hicks also fell behind in their doubles’ match for Mount Airy after losing the opening game, but they rattled off four straight victories to seize control. They eventually won 8-3.

Mount Airy’s next match is Wednesday afternoon at home against Surry Central. North Surry will look to pick up its first victory on Thursday against East Wilkes.

Coleman Craddock lines up a forehand during Mount Airy’s tennis match against North Surry on Tuesday. Craddock won her singles’ match 6-0, 6-1, and she combined with Lauren Brintle to win in doubles 8-6.
http://www.mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web1_DSC_0063.jpgColeman Craddock lines up a forehand during Mount Airy’s tennis match against North Surry on Tuesday. Craddock won her singles’ match 6-0, 6-1, and she combined with Lauren Brintle to win in doubles 8-6. Jackson Fuller | The News

By Jackson Fuller

jfuller@civitasmedia.com

Reach Jackson at 415-4702 and on twitter @jacksonfuller16

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