Mount Airy’s tennis team moved up one slot to the No. 6 spot in the latest N.C. Tennis Coaches Association poll this week, and celebrated with a big win over county rival North Surry on Wednesday.
The Granite Bears swept to a 9-0 victory over a Greyhound team that started four freshmen and two sophomores, scoring shutout wins in all six singles matches and two of the three doubles. North Surry avoided a clean sweep when Jarrett Hiatt and Scott Shore earned a service break against Hunter Eaton and Kaleb Morrison at No. 2 doubles. Eaton and Morrison had to settle for an 8-1 victory in that match.
The six singles matches saw, in order, Hunt Harrison beat Wesley Nichols, Emory Bray over Cole Richardson, Eaton over Hiatt, Owen Perkins over Shore, Morrison over Dalton Quesinberry and Cayden Hill over Logan Haynes.
Harrison and Bray beat Nichols and Richardson 8-0 at No. 1 singles and Perkins and Hill did the same to Quesinberry and Haynes at No. 3.
Harrison’s victory at No. 1 singles was the one that secured the match victory for the Bears.
Mount Airy (12-1 overall) hosts Walkertown today, weather permitting, while the Greyhounds host West Stokes today.