September 20, 2023 at 12:13 p.m.
After losing three out of their first five encounters this season, the East Lincoln girls tennis team has won six in a row. On Monday (Sept. 18th), they beat West Iredell 7-2. Chloe Johnson was named Player of the Match after she and Killian Bolick won in doubles. Karsyn Sink, Molly McGuirk, Sophie Meyers, Gianna LsStella, and Olivia Mackel all blanked their opponents 6-0, 6-0. Amelia Barrineau also won in singles.
The Mustangs, tied with Foard for first place in the WFAC, will visit the Tigers Wednesday (Sept. 20th). Foard beat Statesville 9-0 on Monday (Sept. 18th).
On Thursday of next week (Sept. 28th), two of the best girls tennis teams in Lincoln County will play. Lincoln Charter, 11-0 after a 7-2 win at Community School of Davidson on Tuesday (Sept. 19th), will visit North Lincoln. The Eagles have lost once this season, but since, they have reeled off five victories to improve to 6-1 for the season.
North swept North Iredell 9-0 on Monday (Sept. 18th).
Emma Carver beat her opponent in straight sets 6-0, 6-0. Other singles winners were Frey Gustis (6-0, 6-1); Lulu King (6-1, 6-2), Ella Wulfhorst (6-1, 6-2), Natalie Gore (6-3, 6-1), Mia Lang, Penelope Joly, and Jessica Fedo. Gore & Kig, Gusis and Wulfhorst, and Lang & Emma Johnson won in doubles.
North will visit St. Stephens Wednesday (Sept. 20th) and Hickory on Thursday (Sept. 21st). North is now 1-0 in league play, 6-1 overall, a half game behind East Lincoln (2-0, 8-3) and Fred T. Foard (2-0, 4-3) in the Western Foothills Conference standings.
Lincoln Charter is now 11-0 after a 7-2 win at Community School of Davidson on Tuesday. Rowan Milligan won in straight sets 6-0, 6-0. Other singles winners were Emma Kennedy, Ansley Johnson, Kate Lesniak, and Emmy Johnson.
Natalie Barter & Emmy Johnson and Kate Lesniak & Rowan Milligan won in doubles.
The Eagles play at Hopewell (Huntersville) on Wednesday (Sept. 20th) and at home against Christ the King on Friday (Sept. 22nd). Next week, they visit Lincolnton on Wednesday before playing at North Lincoln on Thursday.
Lincolnton is now 2-2 for the season after a 7-2 loss at Newton-Conover on Tuesday (Sept. 19th). Breanna Martinez in singles and Kyndal Raimey & Kayle Orias in doubles were the Wolves only winners.
Lincolnton will host Bandys Thursday afternoon.
The West Lincoln girls have won both their CVAC matches, beating Bandys 8-1 last Thursday and Maiden 7-2 on Tuesday. Addison Wright, Laura Willis, Stacia Cowan, Jada Willis, Kennedy McCumber all won in singles; Stacia Cowan & Jada Willis and Kennedy McCumber & Hallie Black won in doubles against Maiden. The Rebels are tied with Newton-Conover for first place in the conference. They play at Bunker Hill on Thursday before visiting Newton-Conover next Tuesday (Sept. 26th).
Maiden will host West Caldwell on Thursday. Bandys, 7-2 winners over East Burke Tuesday, will play at Lincolnton Thursday. Bandys will visit Maiden next Tuesday (Sept. 26th).
Cherryville lost to Thomas Jefferson 9-0 on Tuesday. THey'll host Burns on Thursday.