2018-04-19 / Sports

Girls ‘play well’ to win tourney


SENIOR ERIN McAVOY defeated her Commerce opponent in the Area 4 tournament last Friday. 
Photo by MERCER HARRIS SENIOR ERIN McAVOY defeated her Commerce opponent in the Area 4 tournament last Friday. Photo by MERCER HARRIS “All of the girls played extremely well,” Coach Belle Guin said of her Washington-Wilkes Tiger girls tennis team after they won the Area 4 tournament last Friday. They played well enough to beat Commerce 3-1 and advance to the first round of the state playoffs, which they will host, and play at home, today (Thursday, April 19) against Mt. Zion.

The Mt. Zion Lady Bulldogs are the No. 4 seed from Area 3. The match is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. on the W-WCHS courts.

Against Commerce for the tournament win, in girls singles action, first single Lykah Mora defeated Sarah Amaya 6-1,6-1; second single Erin McAvoy beat out Bethany Arnold 6-3, 1-6, 6-2; and third single Alyssa Holley beat Megan Suber 7-5, 6-4.

In doubles, first doubles Alaina Callaway and Laney Thornton lost to Maggie Hill and Jeanece Smith 3-6,5-7; and second doubles Kara Gammon and Nydia Person were coming back against Conner Nash and Bree Ligon (7-5, 2-6, 3-5) in the third set when the match was called.

“The girls definitely left everything they had on the court,” Guin added. “We are so proud of these young ladies.”

Earlier in the week, the boys team lost a close match to GMC and did not advance to the Area 4 tournament.

In that match, first single Joseph Wilkinson lost to Owen Caldwell 4-8; second single Ethan Hunt defeated Gavin Cantrell 8-3; and third single Dixon Caddell was beaten by Jacob Bright 2-8. In doubles, Teneiko Tate and Ramiro Ferreyra beat Spencer Griffin and Nick Griffin 8-2; and second doubles Grant Rainey and Jordie Wilkinson lost to Jacob Steele and Malcolm Clayton 4-8.

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