Laney, Hoggard, Topsail tennis teams grab conference results

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Tennis 

Laney 8    West Brunswick 1

Laney dropped just one game in six singles matches en route to an 8-1 win over West Brunswick to remain atop the Mideastern Conference standings. Erin Nesselroade, Suzie Schoolfield, Anna Porcelli, Jessica Tucker, and Sydney Young all picked straight set 6-0, 6-0 results, while Schoolfield and Tucker cruised at No. 1 doubles, 8-0.

Laney remains atop the division following Monday's match. Photo courtesy- John Crouch
Laney remains atop the division following Monday’s match. Photo courtesy- John Crouch

Singles: No. 1 Erin Nesselroade (L) def. Mackenzie Windberg 6-0 6-0; No. 2 Suzie Schoolfield (L) def. Olivia Rutter 6-0 6-0; No. 3 Anna Porcelli (L) def. Allie Madison 6-0 6-0; No. 4 Jessica Tucker (L) def. Bianca Desimone 6-0 6-0; No. 5 Sydney Young (L) def. Emily Long 6-0 6-0; No. 6 Grayson Smith (L) def. Logan Locklear 6-1 6-0

Doubles: No. 1 Schoolfield/Tucker (L) def. Rutter/Long 8-0; No. 2 Smith/Sofia Kooyman (L) def. Desimone/Windberg 8-2; No. 3 Hannah Capps/Catherine Cheatman (W) def. Olivia Davis /Ella Clavadetscher 8-2

Topsail 6     New Hanover 3

Topsail grabbed a 6-3 conference victory against New Hanover on Monday as the Pirates used a strong effort in singles play to take an early lead, ultimately clinching the match thanks to a pair of doubles wins on courts No. 1 and No. 3.

Carmen Jordan and Caroline Harris earned results as the top two singles players for Topsail, while Sierra Dougherty and Elvie Parra picked up straight set triumphs at No. 5 and No. 6, respectively. The 4-2 advantage after individual competition gave the Pirates a little breathing room, but the Wildcats battled into doubles action until Parra and Stephanie Athanas sealed New Hanover’s fate with an 8-5 win as Topsail’s No. 2 tandem.

Jordan and Harris made easy work at No. 1 doubles, while Louise Stephenson and Anna Catherine Lloyd each picked up 6-2, 6-1 singles victories for the Wildcats.

Singles: No. 1  Carmen Jordan (T) def. Kate Thompson (NH) 6-2, 6-2; No. 2  Caroline Harris (T) def. Sydnee Grill (NH) 6-0 ,6-1; No. 3 Louise Stephenson (NH) def. Stephanie Athanas 6-2 ,6-1; No. 4   Anna Catherine Lloyd (NH) def.  Xueyang Li (T) 6-2, 6-1; No. 5  Sierra Dougherty (T) def. Carly Carter (NH) 6-0, 6-2; No. 6  Elvie Parra (T) def. Julia Eckel (NH) 6-2, 6-2

Doubles: No. 1 Jordan/Harris (T) def. Thompson/Grill  (NH) 8-2; No. 2 Athanas/Parra (T) def.  Stephenson/Lloyd (NH) 8-5; No. 3 Sophia Retchin/Maya Blanton (NH) def. Dougherty/Li (T) 8-6

Hoggard 7     Ashley 2
The Vikings (2-4, 2-2 Mideastern) clinched the match with five singles victories.

Hoggard stayed alive in conference with Mondays win. photo courtesy- Rodney Williams
Hoggard stayed alive in conference with Monday’s win. photo courtesy- Rodney Williams
Lindsay Diab didn’t drop a set at No. 3 singles, while Lauren Traflet (No. 2) and Sarah Kingman (No. 6) each lost only one.
Hoggard travels to Cape Fear Academy today at 3:30 p.m.
Singles: No. 1 Hannah Marable (H) def. Julia Koff 7-6(4), 4-6, 10-7; 2. Lauren Traflet (H) def. Laura Overby 6-0, 6-1; 3. Lindsay Diab (H) def. Dani Sherilla 6-0, 6-0; 4. Aleah Baker (A) def. Anna Phelps 3-6, 6-2, 11-9; 5. Christie Scialabba (H) def. Brigit Donovan 6-2, 6-0; 6. Sarah Kingman (H) def. Skylar Bass 6-1, 6-0.
Doubles: No. 1 Koff/Sherilla (A) def. Paxton Brewer/Monae Duplessis 8-2; 2. Molly Bennett/Kelley Kinlaw (H) def. Madeline Farlow/Madeline Hayes 8-0; 3. Rose Trimpey-Warhaftig/Addie Estep (H) def. Brianna Cunliffe/Kylie Conway 8-1.

Volleyball

Ashley 3      Trask 0

(25-18, 25-12, 25-23)