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Matthew Gorry | The Elkin TribuneThe Lady Cardinals kicked off the 2013 season with an 8-1 win over Ashe County Tuesday.
Matthew Gorry | The Elkin TribuneThe Lady Cardinals kicked off the 2013 season with an 8-1 win over Ashe County Tuesday.
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RONDA - Defending Mountain Valley Conference tennis champion East Wilkes kicked off the 2013 season right where they left off last year - with a dominating win.


The Lady Cardinals routed Ashe County 8-1 Tuesday afternoon to win their conference opener.


Molly Callaway put Hallie Brown away in the final set to finally secure the victory 6-3, 5-7 (10-7) at No. 1 to set the tone for East. ShaNisha White, Kayla Pardue and Mckenzie Stokes breezed to straight-set wins, while Kennedy Lester battled past Grace Miller 6-3, 1-6 (10-6) at No. 3 to notch the victory.


In doubles play, the Cards continued their dominating play, sweeping the Huskies.


East Wilkes 8, Ashe County 1


Singles


1. Molly Callaway (East Wilkes) def. Hallie Brown (Ashe County) 6-3, 5-7, (10-7)


2. ShaNisha White (East Wilkes) def. Maggie Witherspoon (Ashe County) 6-0, 6-1


3. Kennedy Lester (East Wilkes) def. Grace Miller (Ashe County) 6-3, 1-6, (10-6)


4. Kayla Pardue (East Wilkes) def. Kasey Curcio (Ashe County) 6-3, 6-2


5. Mary Austin Tugman (Ashe County) def. Abby Burchette (East Wilkes) 6-3, 6-1


6. Mckenzie Stokes (East Wilkes) def. Ella Copeland (Ashe County) 6-1, 6-4


Doubles


1. Callaway/White (East Wilkes) def. Brown/Witherspoon (Ashe County) 8-2


2. Lester/Pardue (East Wilkes) def. Miller/Tugman (Ashe County) 8-5


3. Stokes/Maggie Weatherman (East Wilkes) def. Curcio/Copeland (Ashe County) 8-6


Reach Matthew Gorry at 835-1513 or mgorry@civitasmedia.com.

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