The Lincolnton Lady Wolves have won back-to-back matches as they won a 7-2 away match versus Lake Norman on Thursday.
No. 1 seed Shawn Kindley for Lincolnton beat Nicole Ascanio 10-4. Liz Rhine won a two-hour singlesâ€™ match 10-8 and according to her coach Chris Hoffman, â€˜showed a refuse to lose determination.â€™
No. 3 seed for the Lady Wolves Anna Carpenter was beating Jessie Miller 6-1 when Miller withdrew. Jessica Newton, Wolvesâ€™ No. 4 seed defeated Courtney Taylor 10-1.
Mary Heather Lineberger playing at No. 5 for LHS beat Amanda Miller 10-2. Lincolntonâ€™s Alesha Lee, in the No. 6 slot, defeated Betty Royster 10-2 to give the Lady Wolves a singlesâ€™ sweep.
In doublesâ€™ play, Lake Normanâ€™s Ascanio/Reeve beat Graham/Stevens 8-2. At No. 2, Carpenter/Lineberger for the Lady Wolves defeated Taylor/Lee 8-2. Lincolntonâ€™s No. 3 team of Anna Kiser/ McCurry lost 8-5 to Tyson/Hughes.
Hoffman was very pleased with his teamâ€™s play.
â€œThe girls produced another solid victory in back-to-back matches. I think the squad is shaping up nicely, strokes are improving and the competitive spirit is great,â€ he said.
â€œOur depth should protect us in the event of illness or injury,â€ he added.
Lincolnton raises its record to 4-2 on the season.
The Knights romped Cherryville 9-0 on Wednesday. Leading the way was No. 1 see Caroline Farris who defeated Candance Carpenter 8-3.
No. 2 seed Sarah Long and No. 3 Jordan Kinney and No. 4 Hannah Mozeley won their matches decisively.
May Eisner, Knightsâ€™ No. 5 seed, beat Maria Campos 8-3. Nataleigh Hitt closed out singlesâ€™ play with a lopsided victory.
In doubles, Farris/Kinney beat Carpenter/Jones 8-3. No. 2 seed Long/Mozeley shut out their opponents. At No. 3, Eisner/Hitt won 8-2 over Owens/Millwood.
Last Thursday, North Lincoln beat East Lincoln 6-3.
Mustangsâ€™ No. 1 seed Siri Jones defeated Caroline Farris 10-8. Knightsâ€™ No. 2 seed Sarah Long beat Candice Hall 10-4.
Jordan Kinney, playing at No. 3 for the Knights, defeated Madeline Jones 10-3. Mustangsâ€™ No. 4 seed Courtney Feldon beat Hannah Mozeley 10-6.
Northâ€™s May Eisner defeated Laura Estridge 10-2 at No. 5. Knightsâ€™ No. 6 seed Nataleigh Hitt beat Caitlin Kreshon 10-1.
In doublesâ€™ play, Farris/Kinney lost to Jones/Hall 10-8. No. 2 seed Long/Mozeley beat M. Jones/Feldon 10-5. To close out the match Eisner/Hitt defeated Estridge/Kristin Parker 10-2.
by John Mark Brooks