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Stroup receives honor
Pfeiffer University’s (9-0, 4-0) Andrea Stroup was named Carolinas-Virginia Athletics Conference Player of the Week (March 19-26) for her outstanding tennis play.
Stroup, a 2003 graduate of Lincolnton High School, recorded wins over Lenoir Rhyne and St. Andrews Presbyterian.
The sophomore defeated Lenoir Rhyne’s No. 2 seed Kinda Filson 6-0, 6-2 and April Rowe of St. Andrews 6-0, 6-0.
In doubles, Stroup and partner Leslie Watts dominated, not losing a game to either Lenoir Rhyne or St. Andrews, winning 9-0.
On the season, Stroup is 7-1 playing as the Falcon’s No. 2 seed. In No. 1 doubles, she is also 7-1 on the season. Her only singles’ loss came in the team’s first match of the season.

East Lincoln softball
The Lady Mustangs won their second consecutive Big South 3A Conference game, beating North Gaston 12-9 on Thursday.
Mustangs’ pitcher Alexis Rogers struck out 10 to earn the win on the mound.
Freshman Sonny Marthers hit a two-run homerun in th fifth.
Rogers helped her own cause going 3-for-5 with two singles and a double. She also scored two runs. Marthers narrowly missed hitting for the cycle going 3-for-5 with a single, triple, homer and three RBIs.
Shenna Stansil was 3-for-4, was hit by a pitch and scored three runs. Sam Betts went 1-for-3, had two walks and scored three runs.
The Lady Mustangs are 3-4, 2-2 BS 3A.

East Lincoln tennis
The East Lincoln Mustangs slipped past Bandys 5-4 on Thursday.
Bandy’s No. 1 Daniel Brown beat Pete Pitsikoulis 6-0, 6-1. Mustangs’ No. 2 Drew Keener beat Curtis Edwards 6-1, 6-4. East Lincoln’s No. 3 seed Alex Willhite beat Stephen Williamson 7-5, 6-3.
Mustangs’ No. 4 seed Houston Stokes beat Mitch Ray 7-5, 6-2. Bandys’ Cesar Rodriguez beat Adam Pressley 6-4, 4-6, 7-4 at No. 5. Bandys’ Lang Yang beat Carson Leonhardt 6-2, 2-6, 8-6 to round out singles’ play.
In doubles, Pitsikoulis/Pressley beat Ray/Yang 8-1. Bandys’ Brown/Edwards beat Keener/Grier Simmons 8-4.
With the match deadlocked 4-4, Willhite/Stokes won a heavily contested match 9-7 over Williamson/Rodriguez.
Mustangs’ head coach Mike Davis felt his team responded well, after a lopsided loss at the hands of Maiden earlier in the week.
“It would have been very easy for them to take an early spring break, but they fought hard and battled back from early deficits to pull the match out. I was very pleased with the effort from everyone,” he said.
“Adam and Pete played very well at No. 1 doubles and Alex and Houston were able to come back from a 6-3 deficit to seal the match for us. Grier continues to improve and looked very good playing with Drew” he added.
The Mustangs are 5-3 on the season.

by John Mark Brooks

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