Despite a tough challenge from Eno River Academy, the Roxboro Community School women’s tennis team snagged its sixth win of the season with an 8-1 road victory Monday afternoon.
RCS’s (6-5, 4-2) top singles seed Emily Rogers and second seed Allyshea Oliver, beat their opponents by identical 6-3, 6-1 scores.
RCS’s Cora Bell emerged from the fourth singles matchup with a 6-3, 6-4 win over Betts Roney. Aurora Bettendorf handled Eno River’s Lily Kate Philipps in the fifth singles match, 6-1, 6-1, then RCS’s Olivia Godard improved to 13-1 overall with her 6-2, 6-0 defeat of Ximena Ceja-Reyes.
Oliver and Ess teamed up for an 8-3 triumph over Roney and Rebecca Kirby in the first-seed doubles match. Rogers and Eliza Ess squeaked by Abby Winslow and Lydia Procopio in the second-seeded doubles match, 8-6, while Mariah Surrency and Michiya Jay beat Ceja-Reyes and Evelyn Moore by an identical score.
Abby Winslow grabbed Eno River’s (3-4, 2-4) lone match win of the day, a 6-2, 6-3 triumph over Olivia Ess in a matchup of three seeds.
Bulldog netters fall to Vikings in tightly-contested match
RCS’s bid for first place came up just short Wednesday afternoon at the Huck Sansbury tennis courts, as it lost by a narrow, 5-4 margin to archrival Voyager Academy.
The teams went into doubles tied at three victories each.
Bettendorf, Godard and six-seed Eliza Ess all downed their opponents by 8-3 scores. Bettendorf and Godard teamed up for an 8-4 victory in the third-seeded doubles match.
The Bulldogs found themselves one set away from clinching the match, only for Voyager to win the top two doubles matchups.
RCS hosts Franklin Academy at 4 p.m today for Senior Night.
The Triangle North Conference tournament takes place a week from today at Granville Athletic Park. Start time is 1 p.m.
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