Hound tennis evens the score with ES


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North Surry’s Alex Jones laces a forehand in the Greyhounds 6-3 win over East Surry on Wednesday.


Jackson Fullefr | The News

East Surry’s Brady Jessup prepares a serve in the Cardinals 6-3 loss to North Surry on Wednesday.


Jackson Fullefr | The News

Before getting into the meat of the Western Piedmont Athletic Conference schedule, North Surry’s tennis team has been busy competing for the unofficial Surry County championship.

The Greyhounds gave themselves a chance at county bragging rights on Wednesday evening, avenging a season-opening loss to East Surry with a 6-3 victory.

North Surry, which lost to the Cardinals by the same score back on March 8, will visit undefeated Mount Airy today for its final non-conference match before beginning conference play, where it will stay in the county by visiting Surry Central on Tuesday.

The Hounds (1-1) took control of the rematch by winning four of the six singles matches. Wesley Nichols started things off for North Surry with a 6-3, 6-1 victory over Austin Pardue at No. 2. The home team then swept the final three singles matches, with John Smith downing Lucas Banilla 6-1, 6-3; Barrett Slate topping Brady Jessup 6-4, 7-5; and John Nichols beating Joey Kenyon 7-5, 7-6 (9-7).

East Surry’s victories in the singles came in the Nos. 1 and 3 matches, where Daniel Hancock beat Alex Jones 7-6 (8-5), 6-1 and Ryan Sigman topped Austin York 6-3, 1-6, 10-7.

The Cardinals would have had to sweep the doubles to claim victory, but North won two of the three. Jones and Wesley Nichols downed Hancock and Jessup 8-3 at No. 1, and Smith and Slate claimed an 8-6 win over Banilla and Devon Gobel at No. 3. East Surry won at No. 2, with Pardue and Kenyon defeating York and John Nichols 8-2.

East Surry (2-4) will host Atkins today.

North Surry’s Alex Jones laces a forehand in the Greyhounds 6-3 win over East Surry on Wednesday.
http://www.mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_DSC_0828-001.jpgNorth Surry’s Alex Jones laces a forehand in the Greyhounds 6-3 win over East Surry on Wednesday. Jackson Fullefr | The News

East Surry’s Brady Jessup prepares a serve in the Cardinals 6-3 loss to North Surry on Wednesday.
http://www.mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_DSC_0840.jpgEast Surry’s Brady Jessup prepares a serve in the Cardinals 6-3 loss to North Surry on Wednesday. Jackson Fullefr | The News

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