PILOT MOUNTAIN — Walkertown spoiled Senior Night for East Surry’s tennis team, taking a 7-2 win Wednesday.
The Cardinals already are winding down their regular-season tennis matches, with just one home date left. However, that April 9 match is with Surry Central, which no longer is a conference foe.
If weather problems forced schedules to get jumbled again, the Central match could be one that gets cut since it isn’t part of league play, coach Brandon Cook explained.
The Cards reloaded after losing several seniors last year. This season’s six seniors are Dan Moore, Aaron Sigmon, Trevor Lowe, Ben Ruedisueli, John Marion and Jerry Galloway.
Five of the six are starters, and Galloway was a starter on the football team and a drum major of the marching band.
This group of seniors doesn’t have a lot of court experience, but two of them pulled out their first singles wins, noted the coach.
Marion, a soccer starter playing just his third singles match, beat Adam Larimore 6-4, 6-2 on Court Six.
Moore won his first set 7-5 and tied in the second 6-6 on Court Two. However, Brycen Schenker pulled out the tiebreaker 7-5 to force a third set. Moore won that at 11-9.
Top seed Daniel Hancock lost to Wyatt Neal 6-4, 6-2. Sigmon lost to Dylan Mabe 6-0, 6-1. Lowe fell to Josh Wampler 6-3, 6-3. Ruedisueli lost to Daniel Guffey 6-0, 6-3.
In doubles, Hancock and Moore came up just short against Neal and Everett McClelland 8-6.
Sigmon and Marion lost to Schenker/Mabe 8-0. Lowe and Ruedisueli lost 8-3 to Wampler/Guffey.
The Cards travel to West Stokes Monday for a nonconference match.