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Rocky Mount girls tennis now 4-0
August 31, 2012Rocky Mount High School
Rocky Mount's girls tennis team improved to 4-0 on the year with a 7-2 victory over Eastern Wayne at home Tuesday.
The Warriors got of the gate with early wins in the No. 1 and No. 2 singles.
But the Gryphons roared back to go 7-0 the rest of the match to demolish Eastern Wayne.
"I think we played well in singles from 1 to 6 yesterday,," said Rocky Mount head coach Barry Nethercutt. "We really moved well and also dictated points early. Despite the losses for Mackenzie (Weaver) and Tanner (Brice), I think they both made things very difficult for their opponants and I like the way they are playing.
"Mary Blair (Thompson) and Samantha (Whicker) are unbeaten in singles and will be a vital part of our success this year - giving us good depth," Nethercutt said. "Our doubles teams continue to get better and I hope we can attack even more than we are doing. I think that will come with more time, but right now, we are 11-1 in doubles matches. So we know we can win a lot of close matches with our doubles play."
Next up is a huge Big East Conference match with defending champion Nash Central on Sept. 4. NCHS is ranked No. 3 in the state in the latest N.C.High School Tennis Coaches Association 3-A girls poll, while the Gryphons are ranked eighth.
ROCKY MOUNT 7, EASTERN WAYNE 2
1. Savanah Sutton (EW) def Mackenzie Warner 6-3, 6-3
2. Grace Delbridge (EW) def. Tanner Brice 6-1, 6-4
3. Chandler Brice (RM) def. Blake Govan 6-3, 6-2
4. Eliza Fike (RM) def. Mckeena Dove 6-3, 6-1
5. Mary Blair Thompson (RM) def. Cameron Dove 6-2, 6-3
6. Samantha Whicker (RM) def. Brittany Brinson 6-1, 6-0
1. Warner/C Brice (RM) def. SuttonM /Dove 8-3
2. T Brice/Fike (RM) def Delbridge/Govan 9-7
3. Thompson/Whicker (RM) def C Dove/Brinson 8-2