Surry Central’s tennis team went on the road to win two conference matches this week.
After Tuesday’s rainout, the Lady Eagles rescheduled their match with North Surry for Wednesday.
The Eagles took four of six singles matches on their way to a 7-2 win over the Lady Greyhounds.
North’s Sarah Glasco raced through the top match 6-0, 6-0 over Savannah Wilson.
North took the second court match as well, but through the only third-set tiebreaker.
Hound Harriette Blackburn took the first set 6-4, then Central’s Marlee Wilmoth won the second 6-3. Blackburn took the third set 10-6.
After that, the Eagles took the bottom four seeds.
Megan Gillespie won over Chainey Kuykendall 6-4, 6-0. Kennedy Dockery won 6-1, 6-1 over Chantel Davis.
Mikayla Cox beat Tiffany Earley 6-2, 6-1. Abby Samuels beat Lakin East 6-3, 6-0.
The singles matches were still going on when the third-seeded doubles teams began play, so those players went to a 10-point set.
Central’s Dockery and Cox beat East and Jazzmyn Pugh 10-2 to clinch the team victory.
The other two matches played to eight points.
Wilson and Gillespie won 8-1 over Glasco and Davis. Wilmoth and Sommer Chilton won 8-2 over Blackburn and Kuykendall.
The next day, the Eagles traveled to King to face West Stokes. Central went down to the very last match to pull out a 5-4 win.
The singles matches were tied with three wins each, noted Coach Dennis Miller. Then two doubles matches ended with each team getting a win, so the whole meet came down to the number one doubles pairs.
Wilson and Gillespie pulled out a 10-8 win over Leah Shelton and Abbey Emerson.
What makes the win more impressive was that Wilson and Gillespie had just lost their singles matches to Shelton and Emerson.
Shelton took the top seed match 7-6, 6-0, while Emerson beat Gillespie 6-1, 6-4.
With Mckayla Newsome winning 6-3, 6-0 over Wilmoth, the Lady Wildcats had a 3-0 advantage. However, Central won the bottom three seeds.
Dockery beat Abbey Westmoreland 6-2, 6-3. Cox topped Mariah Maynard 6-1, 6-2. Samuels won 6-1, 6-3 over Erin Kye.
In doubles play, the Wildcats’ Newsome and Westmoreland edged Wilmoth and Chilton 8-10. Central’s Dockery and Cox won 10-3 over Maynard and Kye.
The first time these two teams met in August, the Eagles won 6-2 with one doubles match ended because of rain.
Miller said West Stokes played better Thursday than the first meeting. The Wildcats hit the ball much better, and it looked like a totally different team, he said.
On Tuesday, the Eagles host South Stokes, then they travel to North Stokes on Thursday.