North Surry’s tennis team needed one more victory to assure itself of a share of second place in the Western Piedmont 2-A Conference this season.
That turned out to be no more than a minor detail, as the Lady Hounds routed Forbush 9-0 to head into the conference tournament with an 8-8 overall record and 7-3 in league action.
North Surry’s singles players won every match in straight sets, with no player losing more than four games. The team’s No. 1 doubles team of Taylor Tickle and Rebecca Parsons got a little bit of a challenge from Olivia Felk and Aileen Rosales before winning 8-4, but the other two doubles matches were shutouts.
In singles, No. 1 Tickle beat Alisha Baity 6-1, 6-1; and she was followed in the order by Cassidy Willard over Carmen Wilkins 6-1, 6-2; Parsons over Felk 6-1, 6-1; Emily Harrison over Rosales 6-2, 6-2; Emily Smith 6-2, 6-0 over Alyssa Southern, and Cassie Barker won by double bagel over Stephanie Swain at No. 6.
At No. 2 doubles, Willard and Barker blanked Southern and Carlee Barfield, and Harrison and Smith did the same to Rachel Dixon and Mollie Hennings in the last doubles match.
The Lady Hounds returned to Forbush on Tuesday and today to compete in the WPC tournament prior to the state playoffs.