DOBSON — Another afternoon brought another 9-0 victory for the Surry Central tennis team, as the Golden Eagles maintained the second-place spot in the Western Piedmont Athletic Conference with a win over county rival North Surry.
Surry Central (6-4, 4-1 WPAC) took all six singles matches and all three doubles without losing more than six games in any singles match or more than four in any of the doubles. The strongest challenge by any of the Greyhounds came from their top singles player, Wesley Nichols, who battled the Eagles’ Brandon Norman to a 6-2, 6-4 decision for the latter. At No. 2 singles, North’s Cole Richardson was competitive in set one, but eventually lost 6-4, 6-0 to Zane Joplin.
Toward the lower half of the lineup, Central was even stronger. At No. 3, the Eagles’ Seth Buie claimed a 6-3, 6-1 victory over Jarrett Hiatt, but fourth-seeded Alex Burns beat Scott Shore 6-1, 6-1. The Nos. 5 and 6 singles matches were both shutouts for the Surry Central players, Rodrigo Landaverde and Kevin Montero, respectively, over Dalton Quesinberry and Logan Hayes.
The Eagles were just as strong in the doubles, and even managed to get their Nos. 7 and 8 players into the match as the third doubles team. Corbin Collins and Brayden Craddock swept Quesinberry and Hayes in that event. In the No. 1 doubles match, Norman and Buie held off Nichols and Richardson 8-4. Joplin andf Montero teamed up at No. 2, a new alignment for Central, and defeated Hiatt and Shore 8-2.
Surry Central will try to keep its winning strak going on Tuesday, when the Eagles visit Forbush. The Hounds will host South Stokes on Tuesday.