BOONVILLE — The Surry Central Lady Golden Eagles lost a hard fought tennis match at Starmount Wednesday, 5-4.
Savannah Wilson, Central’s number one seeded player, lost to Lady Ram Heaven Walters in two sets, 3-6, 6-4, to open the match. Lady Card Marlee Wilmoth fell to Ashley Criffin in the second-seeded singles match, 6-7, 6-5.
Central’s third-seeded player, Megan Gillespie, downed Miracle Walters in two sets, 6-2, 6-3, to put one in the Eagles’ scoring column. Starmount came back in the fourth-seeded match though, as Kennedy Dockery lost a tiebreaker in the third set to Jordon Shore. Dockery lost the first set, 3-6, and won the second set, 7-5. She fell 2-10 in the tiebreaker.
Lady Eagle Mikayla Cox defeated Kristine Nicks in two sets, 6-2, 6-0, as Central rallied back in singles’ play. Teammate Abby Samuels bested Erin York in two sets, 6-0, 6-2, as the Eagles picked up some momentum and tied the score at three going into doubles play.
In doubles’ action, Central’s Wilson and Gillespie lost the top seeded match 0-8 to Starmount’s Walters and Criffin. Eagles Wilmoth and Summer Chilton teamed up against Miracle Walters and Shore but fell 2-8 to the Rams. Central won the third-seeded doubles’ match as Cox and Abby Samuels beat Nicks and York, 8-2.
The loss gives the Lady Golden Eagles an overall record of 3-2. Central is scheduled to play at East Surry on Sept. 11 and will hit the road on Sept. 13 for a match at Bishop McGuinness.