The Mount Airy tennis team didn’t complete its tennis match with East Wilkes on Thursday, but the Granite Bears were able to clinch the victory with an efficient and dominant performance in the singles competition.
The Bears won the necessary five points and took the match 5-1 over East Wilkes. The win moves Mount Airy to 2-0 on the year.
Emory Bray, Mount Airy’s five-seed, earned his team’s first point of the match with a 6-0, 6-4 victory over Andrew Sales. Both competitors struggled with their serve in the second set, but Bray was able to hold at 3-3 and 5-4 to clinch the win.
No. 5 Grey Tucker gave the Bears their second point with a 6-2, 6-2 win over Nick Wooldridge, and No. 1 Hunt Harrison made it 3-0 in a 6-4, 6-3 victory over Landon Osborne. Harrison rallied from down 0-3 in the second set before rattling off wins in six straight games.
Mount Airy six-seed, Hunter Eaton, kept the Bear train rolling with a 6-1, 6-3 win over East Wilkes’ Josiah Sparks. The Cardinals were able to earn their only point from No. 3 see Josh Logan, who defeated Mount Airy’s Gentry Williamson 1-6, 6-2, 11-9. Williamson had an 8-7 lead in the tiebreak, but just couldn’t hold on.
However, the loss proved to be no issue for Mount Airy thanks to No. 2 seed Harrison Morris, who defeated East Wilkes’ Kyle Rhodes 6-2, 6-7 (10-12), 10-7. After a tough loss in the second set, Morris sprinted out to a 5-1 lead in the tiebreaker before finishing off the Mount Airy win.
A snow shower forced the coaches to call off all three doubles matches. The Granite Bears get the weekend off before returning to action on Monday with a home match against West Stokes.
Reach Jackson at 415-4702 and on twitter @jacksonfuller16