Bishop McGuinness didn’t lose a set Monday in its nonconference match at East Wilkes in Ronda.
The Villains improved to 3-1 while the Cardinals fell to 3-2 overall and remained 1-1 in league play.
“Bishop is certainly one of the best teams in 1A in the state, and they are outstanding regardless of classification,” noted East Coach Aaron Simmons. “I felt we were more competitive in singles than the score would indicate, and I saw some growth out there today.”
In singles, #1 Lourdes Lopez defeated Tristen Blevins 6-1, 6-1; #2 Lindsey Bergelin d. Hallie Younger 6-3, 6-2; #3 Izzy Ross d. Kristie Brown 7-6 (3), 6-2; #4 Nina Holton d. Savannah Sparks 6-1, 6-2; #5 Adelaide Jernigan d. Emily Spicer 6-2, 6-2; and #6 Caroline Gregory d. Valerie Schubart 6-4, 6-2.
Doubles action saw #1 Lopez/Bergelin dropping Blevins/Brown 8-1; #2 Ross/Holton d. Younger/Sparks 8-1; and #3 Jernigan/Gregory d. Spicer/Schubart 8-2.
“We have played a tough schedule so far this season and picked up some great early wins over Community School of Davidson, Ashe and Elkin, but our losses to Mount Airy and Bishop have shown where we have to grow if we are going to be competitive with the elite teams in the state,” added Simmons.
“I am proud of our girls and the work they have put in so far this season, and I am excited to see how much we can grow and accomplish this season.”
East Surry blanks Central
East Surry swept all nine matchups against Wilkes Central in Moravian Falls on Monday.
In #5 singles, Central’s Breanna Hemric won her second set, 7-5, before falling in the third set tiebreaker, 10-4. The other Eagles lost in straight sets.
Hemric and her doubles partner, LilyKate Young, had a tight battle at #3 doubles before finally succumbing 8-6.
The Cardinals improved to 3-2 while the Eagles slipped to 1-2.
The North Wilkes at West Wilkes match scheduled for Monday was postponed. It was unclear at press time Tuesday if the postponement was related to COVID-19.
Both clubs are 0-1 on the season.
East sweeps Elkin
East Wilkes whitewashed host Elkin on Thursday, 9-0.
In singles, #1 Tristen Blevins defeated Julie Cortez 6-0, 6-2; #2 Hallie Younger d. Sarah Darnell 6-0, 6-0; #3 Kristie Brown d. Kendall Eads 6-0, 6-0; #4 Savannah Sparks d. Alice Gwyn 6-1, 6-3; #5 Emily Spicer d. Laura Couch 6-4, 6-4; and #6 Valerie Schubart d. Bronwyn Sloop 6-0, 6-0.
Doubles action saw #1 Blevins/Brown dropping Cortez/Eads 8-0; #2 Younger/Sparks won by forfeit; and #3 Spicer/Schubart d. Gwyn/Sloop 8-0.
The Cardinals bettered to 3-1, 1-1 while the Buckin’ Elks regressed to 0-2, 0-2.
Golden Eagles clip Eagles
Surry Central doubled up Wilkes Central, 6-3, in Dobson on Thursday.
Singles action saw Surry Central’s top seed, Rachel Carter, defeating Riley Cearly 6-1, 6-3; #2 Carol Vasquez (WC) d. Ellen Bryant 6-2, 6-2; #3 McKenna Merritt (SC) d. Caroline Langston 6-1, 6-0; #4 Karlie Robertson (SC) d. Meagan Black 6-4, 6-2; #5 Madelyn Wilmoth (SC) d. Breanna Hemric 2-6, 6-4, 10-7; and #6 LilyKate Young (WC) d. Priscilla Gentry 6-1, 6-2.
In doubles, #1 Carter/Bryant (SC) d. Cearly/Vasquez 8-2; #2 Robertson/Gentry d. Langston/Black 8-5; and Young/Hemric (WC) d. Mitzy Vasquez/Kaesi Blythe 8-3.
The Golden Eagles improved to 2-0 while the Eagles dropped to 1-1.
Mt. Airy trips East
Mount Airy posted an 8-1 victory over East Wilkes in Ronda on Aug. 24.
It was the Northwest 1A Conference opener for both clubs. The Bears improved to 4-0 on the season while the Cardinals slipped to 2-1.
East’s lone win came at #2 singles. Junior Hallie Younger took a narrow 6-3, 1-6, 11-9 win over Ella Brant.
The Cardinal doubles teams of Tristen Blevins/Kristie Brown and Younger/Savannah Sparks each won five games but came up short in their matches.