First Posted: 4/16/2009
After a less than stellar showing against a tough Wilkes Central squad, North Surry tennis bounced back Thursday, squeaking by visiting Forbush, 5-4.
Playing their second of three consecutive match days, the Greyhounds split the singles competition 3-3 with the Falcons, but won two of three doubles matches to secure the win.
North picked up strong performances from Dylan ONeal, Nik Morgan and Brandon Orndorff in singles, with all three having little trouble with their opponents.
The opportunity for the Greyhounds to pick up a fourth singles win slipped through their fingers when third seed Tyler Davis lost a third set extended tie break. After losing the first set to Forbushs Zach Matthews 7-5, Davis came roaring back, taking a 6-0 second set win. But after having chances to win in the tie break, Davis fell 13-11.
Forbush took a 4-3 lead after the first doubles match, but the teams of ONeal-Morgan and C.J. Hunter-Orndorff came up huge for the Greyhounds, bringing home doubles wins and securing North Surrys fourth win of the season.
The Greyhounds will take on Starmount today at home.
North Surry 5,
Chris Harper (F) d. Austin Warren (NS) 6-0, 6-1; Dylan ONeal (NS) d. Ryan Williamson (F) 6-4, 6-2; Zach Matthews (F) d. Tyler Davis (NS) 7-5, 0-6, 13-11; Nik Morgan (NS) d. Zach Hutches (F) 6-3, 6-1; Charles Tabor (F) d. C.J. Hunter (NS) 6-1, 6-3; Brandon Orndorff (NS) d. Taylor Sharpe (F) 6-1, 6-2
Harper/Williamson (F) d. Warren/Davis (NS) 8-5; Davis/ONeal (NS) d. Matthews/Hutchens (F) 8-3; Hunter/Orndorff (NS) d. Tabor/Sharpe (F) 8-2
Bears smack Sauras
WALNUT COVE Fear of a letdown game always follows a big win. After beating East Wilkes to extend its lead in the Northwest 1A, Mount Airy was in prime position to let a game slip by Thursday against South Stokes.
That didnt happen. The Granite Bears (9-2, 9-0) did not lose a set as they hammered the Sauras, 9-0.
For the most part, everybody stayed focused and took care of business, Mount Airy coach Frank Mayberry said.
Having a few dominant players would be a luxury for most coaches. Mayberrys squad is strong from top to bottom.
One of the keys to our whole season is the fact we have a lot of depth, Mayberry said. From No. 1 through No. 6, every player has played well.
The Granite Bears return to action Monday when they travel to Bishop McGuinness for a 3 p.m. match. The teams play a turn-around game Tuesday at Mount Airy beginning at 4 p.m.
South Stokes 0
Nick John (MA) d. Bradley Corum, 6-0, 6-0; Brooks Mayberry (MA) d. Andrew Taylor, 7-6, 6-4; Chance Hall (MA) d. Matt Childers, 6-1, 6-1; Matt Kessler (MA) d. Brent Morse, 6-0, 6-1; Eric Belton (MA) d. Matt Marshall, 6-1, 6-0; Nathan Hagar (MA) d. Justin Owens, 6-0, 6-1
John/Mayberry (MA) d. Corum/Taylor, 8-3; Kessler/Belton (MA) d. Childers/Marshall, 8-1; Hall/Alex Ilyasov (MA) d. Tyler Chrismon/Austin Comer, 8-0