RONDA — Surry Central’s tennis team beat East Wilkes 5-4 Wednesday.
The Golden Eagles improved to 3-0 by taking two of three doubles matches after singles finished with a 3-3 tie.
“They are a perennial 1A powerhouse,” Coach Mark Parsons said of the Cardinals. “It’s been several years since we’ve beaten them. We’re really excited … to go to their place and beat them.”
The Eagles lost their top two spots, but the rest of the team came through.
Each of the six starters won at least once, whether in singles or doubles.
Top seed Luke Haymore lost Graylen Cleary 6-1, 6-7, 8-6. Second seed Colby Chilton lost to Dillon Shew 6-4, 6-2.
However, the partners would bounce back to win their doubles match by a close 9-8 score.
Third seed Zach Wilmoth rallied to beat Alvin Sales 2-6, 7-5, 10-8.
At the fourth spot, Trent Day won the first set and nearly won the second set before falling to Levi Barker 6-2, 6-7, 10-6.
Fifth seed Kirk Needham beat Jeffrey Haynes 7-5, 5-7, 11-9.
Sixth seed Weston Mosley beat Luke Patterson 6-4, 6-3.
In doubles play, Wilmoth and Day won 8-3 and Needham and Mosley lost 8-3.
The Eagles will play for the third-straight day when they host Mount Airy today.
“We feel good about where we’re at, but we know we have a long way to go,” said Parsons. “I just hope to improve, get better and see what happens.”