Knights best Warriors
The North Lincoln Lady Knights shutout East Gaston 9-0 Wednesday.
Caroline Farris, Jordan Kinney, Hannah Mozeley, Nataleigh Hitt, Courtney Feldon and May Eisner recorded wins in singles play.
Farris/Kinney, Mozeley/Feldon and Hitt/Eisner all had victories in doubles.
Taylor Holden and Samantha Woods recorded wins in exhibition singles and as a doubles team.
Lady Knights beat Mooresville 6-3 Monday.
Jordan Kinney, Nataleigh Hitt, Courtney Feldon and May Eisner recorded wins in singles play.
In doubles, Mozeley/Feldon and Hitt/Eisner won.
East Lincoln tennis
The East Lincoln Lady Mustangs beat East Gaston 8-1 upping their record to 2-0 on the young season.
Madeline Jones, Janna Mills, Laura Estridge, Kristin Parker and Maria Robledo recorded wins in singles.
Estridgeâ€™s victory was her first on the varsity level.
In doubles, Candace Hall/Jones, Mills/Estridge and Mandy Werth/Robledo notched wins.
â€œWe came out and played well in difficult and unpredictable conditions,â€ head coach Mike Davis said.
â€œJanna came out and played very well and our senior girls (Laura, Kristin, Maria and Mandy) continue to play well in both singles and doubles,â€ he said.
â€œOur first doubles team overcame some early nerves to record a hard-fought win.â€
The Lincolnton Lady Wolves fell to South Point 7-2 Thursday.
Betty Royster won Lincolntonâ€™s only singles match 2-6, 6-0, (7-4).
In doubles, the team of Anna Kiser and Royster remain perfect with an 8-4 victory at the No. 2 slot.
Lincolnton is now 2-2 on the season. They will host Newton on Tuesday.
Despite the loss, Lady Wolvesâ€™ coach Phil Ayers believes his team gained valuable experience.
â€œMatches like this will pay off when the conference rolls around,â€ he said. â€œBetty (Royster) improvised well during her singles match and remains undefeated at 4-0,â€ he added.
The Lady Wolves beat Newton-Conover 9-0 Tuesday.
Seeds 1-6 Shelley Stevens, Angela Graham, Anna Kiser, Betty Royster, Sheldon McCurry, and Lauren Fortkort recorded singlesâ€™ victories.
In doubles, Stevens/Graham, Kiser/Royster and McCurry/Fortkort each won.
Natalie Wiseman notched a win in exhibition play.
The win improves the Lady Wolvesâ€™ record to 2-1 on the season.
â€œI was a little worried about our mental toughness due to todayâ€™s wind and scattered showers, but the girls stepped off the bus and focused well throughout the match,â€ head coach Phil Ayers said.
No. 6 Fortkort upped her record to 3-0 before losing Thursday.
by John Mark Brooks