First Posted: 4/21/2009
The Mount Airy boys tennis team crept within two matches of a perfect season with a 8-1 rout of visiting Bishop McGuinness Tuesday.
Whats standing between the Granite Bears (10-2, 10-0 Northwest 1A) and an undefeated 1A season are matches against winless East Surry on Thursday and a rematch with the Villains Friday.
Tuesdays match saw Nick John, Chance Hall, Matt Kessler, Eric Belton and Alex Ilyasod win singles matches. John and Brooks Mayberry won doubles, as did Hall and Kessler and Ilyasod and Nathan Hagar.
The Granite Bears were supposed to play Bishop McGuinness earlier in the year, but could not due to inclement weather.
Mount Airy 8,
Bishop McGuinness 1
Nick John (MA) d. Chris Lawyer, 6-1, 6-0; Joseph Riazzi (BM) d. Brooks Mayberry, 6-3, 2-6, 6-4; Chance Hall (MA) d. Christian Immel, 6-3, 4-6, 6-3; Matt Kessler (MA) d. Brendan Cain, 6-1, 6-2; Eric Belton (MA) d. Connor Wilson, 6-0, 6-0; Alex Ilyasod (MA) d. David Bruce, 6-2, 3-6, 7-6
John/Mayberry (MA) d. Lawyer/Riazzi, 8-0; Hall/Kessler (MA) d. Cain/Bruce, 8-6; Nathan Hagar/Ilyasod (MA) d. Immel/Wilson, 8-1
Vikings plunder North
A few close matches were the difference in North Surrys 6-3 loss to host North Wilkes Tuesday. With the loss, the Greyhounds chance of a winning season dissipated with their second loss at the hands of the Vikings.
In the fifth singles match, North Surrys C.J. Hunter forced a third set, but fell to Jacob Smith. The No. 6 singles for the Greyhounds, Brandon Orndorff, Fell behind to Jacob Dishmon in the first set before losing 6-2 in the second. The loss was Orndorffs fourth of the season.
Both Hunter and Orndorff recovered to claim a doubles victory, but it was not easy. The duo recovered from a 7-6 deficit to claim their eighth doubles win of the season.
The Vikings took a 2-0 lead to start, but Tyler Davis singles win tied the score. However, North Wilkes rolled off the two wins to end the singles competition and take a healthy 4-2 lead into doubles.
North Surry (5-6, 5-6 Mountain valley 2A) hosts Ashe County Friday.
North Wilkes 6,
North Surry 3
Ethan Foster (NW) d. Austin Warren, 6-0. 6-1; Dylan ONeal (NS) d. Dean Osbourne, 6-3, 7-6 (7-4); Tyler Davis (NS) d. Mark Daye, 6-1, 1-6, 7-4; Dylan Atwood (NW) d. Nick Morgan, 6-1, 6-0; Jacob Smith (NW) d. C.J. Hunter, 3-6, 6-2, 7-5; Jacob Dishmon (NW) d. Brandon Orndorff, 7-5, 6-2
Foster/Osbourne (NW) d. Warren/Davis, 8-5; Daye/Atwood (NW) d. ONeal/Morgan, 9-7; Hunter/Orndorff (NS) d. Smith/Dishmon, 9-7