DOBSON — The Surry Central girls’ tennis team stayed undefeated in the Western Piedmont Conference on Thursday with an 8-1 win over South Stokes.
The Lady Eagles (6-4, 4-0) are starting to hit their stride as they have won six of their past seven matches.
Coach Holly Porter’s team won five of the six singles matches to clinch the team win before the doubles section even began.
Two seed Mallory Wilmoth was the first Golden Eagle to register a win, dominating her opponent in a 6-1, 6-2 victory. Wilmoth used a powerful serve and a solid forehand slice to clinch the win.
She was followed quickly by Surry Central’s third seed, Hope Hinson, who defeated Kristen Denny 6-2, 6-3.
Sarah Wyble was the final Lady Eagle to experience an easy singles’ match, coming away with a 6-1, 6-3 win out of the four-seed position.
Surry Central’s Hannah Pardue easily took the first set 6-3, but she battled Antoinette France in the second set before clinching the match with a 7-5 win.
Like Pardue, Sommer Chilton needed a close second set to close out her opponenet. After taking the first set 6-0, Chilton struggled in the second set with a 5-7 loss. Her opponent, Jenny Glidewell, used a decisive serve and a good backhand to put some pressure on Chilton.
However, Central’s top seed rebounded well and eventually won the the match with a 10-4 victory in the third-set tiebreak.
The only South Stokes victory in singles came from Jenny Smith who defeated Anna Senter 6-3, 6-3.
The Lady Eagles won all three doubles matches. Chilton and Wilmoth combined for an 8-1 victory while the other two doubles teams registered 8-5 victories.
Next up for Surry Central is a rivalry match at North Surry on Tuesday.
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