Two members of the Lincolnton Lady Wolvesâ€™ tennis team qualified for the state tournament to be held next week at the Cary Tennis Center. Shawn Kindley and Jessica Newton received a No. 4 seed in the 2A West Regional Tournament and played up to their billing.
The duo beat Ashe Co. 6-2, 6-2 and then defeated Pisgah 6-0, 6-3. On Saturday, due to rain, Kindley/Newton faced the No. 1 team in the state from Wilkes Central. They lost in straight sets.
On Friday, Liz Rhine faced No. 3 seed Elin Arnaudin from Brevardâ€”a two-time state qualifier. Rhine lost in straight sets, but her coach Chris Hoffman was proud of her effort.
The doublesâ€™ team of Angela Graham and Shelley Stevens were ousted by Ashe Countyâ€™s No. 1 double team 6-2, 7-5. Hoffman was pleased with their play.
â€œThey put up a gallant fight, but it just wasnâ€™t enough,â€ he said.
Hoffman believed the regionals went pretty well, and is looking forward to the state tournament.
â€œWe had a very positive experience and look forward to being represented in the state tournament,â€ he said.
West Lincolnâ€™s team of LeeAnna Young and Nicol Mick made it past the first round with a straight-set win over Brevard, but lost in their second round matchup.
by Staff Reports