Eagles go undefeated in conference


By Jackson Fuller - jfuller@civitasmedia.com



Mallory Wilmoth stares down a backhand for Surry Central on Thursday.


Jackson Fuller | The News

Taylor Tickle guides a forehand for North Surry.


Jackson Fuller | The News

DOBSON — The Surry Central girls’ tennis team wrapped up its regular season on Thursday with a 7-2 victory over North Surry.

More importantly, the Golden Eagles (12-4, 8-0) clinched a third-consecutive outright Western Piedmont championship with an undefeated season in the conference.

North Surry’s two wins on Thursday came from top seed Taylor Tickle and three seed Rebecca Parsons, daughter of the Central boys’ coach, Mark Parsons. Tickle remained unbeaten in conference play with a 6-1, 6-1 victory over Sommer Chilton, and Parsons knocked off Hope Hinson 6-3, 6-4.

However, it was all Surry Central the rest of the way. Second-seeded Mallory Wilmoth continued her stellar play late in the season with a 6-2, 6-1 win over Cassidy Willard.

Surry Central’s Sarah Wyble came out victorious in the four-seed slot against Emily Harrison with a 6-0, 6-4 result. Sixth seed Hannah Pardue got better as her match wore on for the Golden Eagles with a 6-4, 6-1 victory over Cassie Barker.

The closest singles’ match of the afternoon came from the fifth-seed competition. North Surry’s Emily Smith dominated the first set with a 6-1 result, but Anna Senter bounced back to force a tiebreak with a 6-4 second-set win.

In the tiebreak, Senter edged Smith at 10-8.

It was a clean sweep for the Golden Eagles in doubles. Chilton and Wilmoth combined to beat Tickle and Parsons in the No. 1 seed position 8-5.

Hinson and Senter followed them with an 8-6 win over Willard and Barker, while Wyble and Pardue closed out the match with an 8-3 victory over Harrison and Smith.

Surry Central will now have its sights set on the Western Piedmont Conference Tournament. West Stokes will host the event on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Mallory Wilmoth stares down a backhand for Surry Central on Thursday.
http://www.mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_DSC_0058.jpgMallory Wilmoth stares down a backhand for Surry Central on Thursday. Jackson Fuller | The News

Taylor Tickle guides a forehand for North Surry.
http://www.mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_DSC_0055.jpgTaylor Tickle guides a forehand for North Surry. Jackson Fuller | The News

By Jackson Fuller

jfuller@civitasmedia.com

Reach Jackson at 415-4702 and on twitter @jacksonfuller16

Reach Jackson at 415-4702 and on twitter @jacksonfuller16

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