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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.
Estridge’s victory was her first on the varsity level.
In doubles, Candace Hall/Jones, Mills/Estridge and Mandy Werth/Robledo notched wins.
“We came out and played well in difficult and unpredictable conditions,” head coach Mike Davis said.
“Janna came out and played very well and our senior girls (Laura, Kristin, Maria and Mandy) continue to play well in both singles and doubles,” he said.
“Our first doubles team overcame some early nerves to record a hard-fought win.”

Lincolnton tennis
The Lincolnton Lady Wolves fell to South Point 7-2 Thursday.
Betty Royster won Lincolnton’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 Wolves’ coach Phil Ayers believes his team gained valuable experience.
“Matches like this will pay off when the conference rolls around,” he said. “Betty (Royster) improvised well during her singles match and remains undefeated at 4-0,” 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 singles’ 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 Wolves’ record to 2-1 on the season.
“I was a little worried about our mental toughness due to today’s wind and scattered showers, but the girls stepped off the bus and focused well throughout the match,” head coach Phil Ayers said.
No. 6 Fortkort upped her record to 3-0 before losing Thursday.

by John Mark Brooks

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