The Surry Central girls’ tennis team outlasted North Surry on Tuesday in a matchup of unbeatens in the Western Piedmont Conference.
The Golden Eagles won four of the six singles’ matches and the top-seeded doubles’ competition in a 5-4 victory over the Greyhounds.
Fourth-seeded Sarah Wyble got the Golden Eagles off and running with a 6-0, 6-0 win against Emily Harrison, but the Greyhounds immediately responded with a 6-1, 6-2 win from Taylor Tickle over Sommer Chilton on Court One.
With the score tied, Surry Central got important wins from its two, four and six seeds. Mallory Wilmoth was next to finish and she cruised for the Eagles with a 6-2, 6-0 win versus Cassidy Willard.
Surry Central’s Hannah Pardue faced some trouble in the first set of her six-seed match against Cassie Barker, but Pardue escaped with a 7-5 win in the tiebreak. She rode this close win to a 6-3 decision in the second set to clinch the victory.
The two closest singles’ matches of the afternoon were out of the three-seed and five-seed positions.
After winning the first set with a 7-3 tiebreak, Surry Central’s Hope Hinson fell to Rebecca Parsons 4-6 in the second set, setting up a third-set tiebreak.
Hinson narrowly edged Parsons in the three-seed match with an 11-9 win to give Surry Central a 4-1 lead.
Emily Smith provided North Surry its second win in similar fashion. Smith won the first set in a 7-5 tiebreak, only to see Anna Senter responded with a 6-4 win in the second.
However, Smith regrouped and finished Senter off in the third-set tiebreak with a 10-8 victory.
The Greyhounds needed to win all three of the doubles’ matches in order to clinch the match, but Surry Central erased this hope with a quick 8-1 win from its top-seeded duo of Chilton and Wilmoth.
Still, North Surry played well in the final two doubles’ competitions despite Surry Central already clinching the match.
Willard and Barker defeated Hinson and Senter 8-5. Harrison and Smith followed them with a 9-8 (7-2) victory for the Greyhounds over Wyble and Pardue.
Both teams will be on the road Thursday in another conference match. Surry Central will travel to Forbush while the Greyhounds will take on South Stokes.
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