If you were a Walkertown fan, at least it was quick and painless.
Mount Airy’s second Northwest 1-A Conference tennis match of the season was even more lopsided than its first, as the Granite Bears lost a total of five games in clobbering the visiting Wolfpack 9-0 on Thursday evening.
The only individual match that was competitive at all was the No. 1 singles, where Mount Airy’s Hunt Harrison surrendered his team’s only service break of the day and trailed early on against Walkertown’s Jarod Gandy. Harrison rallied from that miscue to tie the first set at 3-3, then won the next game to take the lead and eventually win the opening set 6-4. He dominated the second set for a 6-4, 6-1 win, in what was the final singles match to be completed.
His five teammates in the singles, Harrison Morris, Gentry Williamson, Emory Bray, Grey Tucker and Hunter Eaton, swept through the Nos. 2-6 matches with double-bagel victories. Morris’ whitewash was the fifth victory and clinched the team win for the Bears (5-0, 2-0).
The doubles matches were just as one-sided. Harrison and Morris beat Gandy and Wesley Briles 8-0 at the No. 1 doubles, and the Nos. 2 and 3 showdowns were also shutouts. Williamson and Bray downed Lucas Dickson and Clayton Woody at No. 2, and Eaton and Owen Perkins blanked Alex Marshall and Tucker Gowan at No. 3. Eaton and Perkins were actually the first of the three Mount Airy tandems to complete their victory.
Mount Airy’s search for a challenge was supposed to come to an end on Monday, when the Bears were scheduled to visit long-time rival Bishop McGuinness. However, this match has been postponed to a later date, and the team’s next match will take place on Wednesday at home against Atkins.