KING — The Lady Bears remain undefeated after beating West Stokes in a tennis match shortened by lightning.
Mount Airy swept the six singles matches, but didn’t play doubles to improve to 8-0 overall.
West Stokes only has four courts, which means that two of the seeds have to wait for an open court to come open to play, explained coach Rodney Pell. Then because of the high heat index, the team waited until 5 p.m. to start.
In order to save some time, the singles players switched from a two-set format to a 10-game pro set. Even with that move, the coaches decided to call it quits when thunderstorms delayed the start of doubles.
In game action, the top five seeds all improved to a perfect 8-0 on the year, while sixth seed Elizabeth Bray improved to 4-1 with a 10-0 sweep of Caroline Cook.
Top seed Lauren Brintle defeated Lauren Palmer 10-1.
Second seed Elizabeth Marion won 10-1 over Stephanie Henry.
Third seed Coleman Craddock beat Anna Brown 10-1.
Fourth seed Maya Hicks won 10-1 over Catherine Nachand.
Fifth seed Logan King beat Rebekah Martin 10-3.
Today is a big day for the Northwest Conference. The top four teams are in action against each other.
Mount Airy hosts North Stokes, while East Surry travels to Bishop McGuinness. How things go in these two matches will present a clearer picture for the conference championship and playoff possibilities.