KING — It took two extra days to finally get it into the books, but Surry Central kept its unbeaten tennis season going on Thursday evening with a 9-0 sweep of homestanding West Stokes.
The Lady Golden Eagles, who hadn’t played a match in nine days due to rainy weather and receiving a forfeit from conference rival Walkertown, got back on the court and showed no signs of rust in dusting the Wildcats. In fact, Central’s No. 6 singles player, Mattie Grace Snow, didn’t lose a single game all afternoon. After scoring a double-bagel victory in her singles match, Snow teamed up with Mamie Smith and scored an 8-0 victory at No. 3 doubles as well.
None of the Lady Eagles had to work up too much of a sweat. The No. 1 doubles match between Central’s Hannah Pardue and Sarah Wyble and West Stokes’ Sydney Preston and Stephine Henery went to 8-5, but there was no other match where the Lady Eagles lost more than three games.
In singles, Pardue defeated Sydney Preston 6-2, 6-1, and Wyble downed Torrie Preston 6-3, 6-0 at Nos. 1 and 2. Sarah Marion was even stronger at No. 3 singles, defeating Henery 6-2, 6-0. Haily Robertson prevailed 6-1, 6-1 over Sarah Grace Sells at No. 4, and the fifth singles saw Smith take a 6-1, 6-2 victory from Rhyan Sapp.
Marion and Robertson made up Central’s No. 2 doubles team, and they claimed a shutout victory over Torrie Preston and Sells.
Central had not played since Sept. 5, when it beat North Surry. Two days later, Walkertown informed the Lady Eagles that it could not field a team for their scheduled match, and so Surry Central claimed a 9-0 forfeit victory. The match with West Stokes was slated for Tuesday, but pushed back two days due to the weather.
Central, now 8-0 and 4-0 in conference play, will return to action on Tuesday evening with a match at Atkins.