LEXINGTON — North Surry’s singles and doubles entry each took a win before being knocked out of the regional 2A tennis playoffs Friday.
The Greyhounds’ top doubles team of Brandon Orndorff and Austin Barker won the conference title to advance to the regional level, while singles player Samuel Holder was second in the Northwest.
In the first round Friday, Orndorff and Barker beat a doubles team from the home school of Lexington 6-2, 6-1, according to Coach Drew Belton.
In the next match, however, the Greyhounds were paired against Wilkes Central’s top team, Evan Day and Jesse Massucco, who reached the semifinals of the state tournament last year.
Day and Massucco won, but the Hounds did get three games from them at 6-2, 6-1, noted Belton.
In singles, Holder faced a fellow second seed, Ashe County’s number-two Sam Bowers. Holder won 6-2, 6-3 to advance.
In the next round, Holder found a familiar foe, West Stokes’ Lucas Shelton, who just beat him a week ago in the conference finals 6-1, 6-1.
Shelton dominated the first set, winning 6-0. However, Holder battled back and took the second set 6-4 before Shelton won with a 6-2 third set.
Surry Central had two doubles teams in the brackets. Luke Haymore and Colby Chilton were the second seeds from the Northwest while Zach Wilmoth and Trent Day were the third seeds.
Belton said both doubles teams lost to pairs from Cuthbertson. Haymore and Chilton fell 6-3, 6-0, Belton said, but he wasn’t sure of the final numbers for Wilmoth and Day.
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