The East Wilkes doubles team of senior Sylvia Prevette and junior Tristen Blevins finished fourth in the 1A West Regional tournament that ended Saturday at Elkin Park.
“Sylvia Prevette, Tristen Blevins, Jordan Schubart, Brianna Martin, Kristie Brown and Kaleigh Couch had a strong showings at regionals,” said East’s coach, Aaron Simmons. Prevette and Blevins qualified for the 1A state finals Friday at Cary Tennis Park.
In the opening round, Prevette/Blevins defeated Ella Hedenskog and Margaret Huckabee of Gray Stone Day 6-3, 6-3. Later on Friday, they knocked off Mary Grace Murchison and Sophie Phillips of Chatham Central 6-2, 6-2.
On Saturday, Prevette/Blevins were dropped by eventual runners-up Sophia Taffet and Sryia Mannepalli of Pine Lake Prep 6-3, 6-1.
East’s duo later fell to Olivia Perkins and Ella Brandt of Mount Airy in the third-place match 6-4, 3-6, 6-4.
In singles action Friday, Brown was turned back by North Moore’s Hannah Moore 6-2, 7-6 (4) and Martin was denied by South Stanly’s Jacy Noble 6-0, 6-1.
Also Friday, the Cardinals doubles team of Schubart and Couch bumped off Lily Wall and Emily Alexander of Thomas Jefferson 6-0, 6-0. Schubart/Couch bowed out in the second round after a 6-2, 6-1 decision to eventual champion Tara Martin and Evelyn Ruedisueli of East Surry.
Anderson Schubert of Pine Lake Prep won the 1A West singles title.
Wilkes Central junior Riley Cearly won her first-round singles match in the 2A Midwest Regional at Salisbury High School on Friday.
Cearly defeated Bailey Webster of South Rowan 6-1, 6-1. She then was eliminated in the second round by Ashe County’s Elizabeth Wallace 6-0, 6-0, to finish the season at 11-5.
Wallace was turned back in the finals by Oak Grove’s Jessica Fuchas 6-2, 6-1.
The West Wilkes doubles team of senior Paige Phillips and junior Kendall Stanley lost their first-round match against Salisbury’s Lillie Rusher and Meredith Burton 6-2, 6-1. Phillips/Stanley concluded with an 11-3 record.
Rusher and Burton went on to capture the doubles title.