WILKESBORO — Elkin tennis opened its 2014 season with a rain-shortened 7-1 win over Wilkes Central Tuesday.
The Elks host East Wilkes Thursday. The singles matches are scheduled to begin at 4:30.
Singles — No. 1: Miracle Walters (E) def. Mckenzie Ingle 6-3, 6-2; No. 2: Jessika Barber (WC) def. Makayla Dimmette 6-3, 6-1; No. 3: Ally Gentry (E) def. Madison Wilcox 6-2, 6-3; No. 4: Julie Neumark (E) def. Marissa Ingle 7-5, 6-4; No. 5: Carolyn Blackburn (E) def. Stephanie Shinaman 6-3, 6-3; No. 6: Mattie Timmerman (E) def. Rebecca Pendry 6-0, 6-1.
Doubles — No. 1: Walters/Dimmette (E) def. Ingle/Ingle 8-2; No. 2: Gentry/Neumark (E) vs. Barber/Wilcox, dnf, rain; No. 3: Timmerman/Emma Aldridge (E) def. Shinaman/Emalth Myers 8-3.
Hibriten 4, Elkin 0: In Lenoir, the Panthers scored two in each half to down the Buckin’ Elks.
“The first half wasn’t that bad,” Elkin Coach Heath Foster said. “It was fairly even.”
The Panthers scored 13 minutes in on a penalty kick. They added a second goal with 10 minutes to play in the first half.
“The second half, we just had no energy,” Foster said. “Fitness killed us tonight.”
Foster said he thought “the back four looked good” and his “goalie looked good.”
It was a chance for everyone to play “at least 10 or 15 minutes” and for players to try out some positions that were knew to them, Foster said.
Elkin, 0-1, travels to North Surry for a game Wednesday night.
Mount Airy 10, East Wilkes 1: In Mount Airy, Luke Needham scored three goals as the Bears (1-0) defeated the Cardinals Tuesday.
Sophomore Spence Kranz scored for East Wilkes.
East Wilkes, now 0-2, is at North Surry Monday.