Church upended in regionals

SALISBURY — Ashe County’s Morgan Church drew a tough matchup in the first round of the 2A Midwest Regional last Friday in Salisbury. Church had to face off against second seeded Maria Capito playing on her home court.

Church’s upset bid fell short as Capito defeated her in straight sets, 6-0, 6-0.

All six of Salisbury’s seeded players from the regular season qualified for the regional tournament.

Church was the only player for Ashe County to qualify for individual regionals.

2A Midwest Regional results


First round

Kaley Williford (Central Academy) def. Maddie Sykes (Trinity) 6-0, 6-2

Amanda Eddins (West Wilkes) def. Samantha Pritchard (North Rowan) 3-6, 6-3, 6-4

Kelly Crisp (West Davidson) def. Jenny Smith (South Stokes) 6-2, 6-3

Natalie Hughes (West Stokes) def. Skye Mowery (Salisbury) 6-3, 6-3

Emily Aldridge (Forest Hills) def. Stephanie Henry (West Stokes) 6-0, 6-1

Sydney Gray (Mt. Pleasant) def. Skylar Craddock (Wheatmore) 6-0, 6-1

Sarah Marion (Surry Central) def. Izzy Martinez (Trinity) 6-0, 7-6

Maria Capito (Salisbury) def. Morgan Church (Ashe) 6-0, 6-0


Williford def. Eddins 6-0, 6-0

Crisp def. Hughes 6-4, 6-2

Gray def. Aldridge 6-0, 6-2

Capito def. Marion 6-0, 6-0


Williford def. Crisp 6-0, 6-0

Capito def. Gray 6-3, 6-0


Williford def. Capito 6-3, 6-2


First round

Leah Hucks/Brianna Harris (West Stanly) bye

Anna Senter/Hannah Pardu (Surry Central) def. Rainey Dunham/Ruth Clement (Salisbury) 6-1, 6-0

Kristina Whitley/Ashley Helms (Forest Hills) def. Lauren Garner/Lauryn Prince (Randleman) 6-7, 6-3, 6-1

Lindsey Matheny/Katherine Minton (West Wilkes) def. Savannah Cecil/Tatum Smith (Providence Grove) 6-3, 6-0

Emily Smith/Katherine Parsons (North Surry) def. Libby Krauss/Peyton Lenz (Parkwood) 6-2, 6-3

Eva Lovell/Hailey Mince (Wheatmore) def. Rachel Seifert/Beathanie Stauffer (Salisbury) 6-1, 6-3

Brianna Demario/Brookelynn Roope (North Wilkes) def. Hannah King/Hannah Fischer (South Stokes) 6-3, 7-6

Hope Hinson/Sarah Wyble (Surry Central) def. Jenifer Lopez/Alicen Tester (West Davidson) 6-0, 6-1


Senter/Pardu def. Hucks/Harris 6-2, 6-1

Matheny/Minton def. Whitley/Helms 6-3, 6-2

Lovell/Mince def. Smith/Parons 6-3, 6-2

Hinson/Wyble def. Demario/Roope 6-4, 6-0


Senter/Pardu def. Matheny/Minton 6-3, 6-4

Lovell/Mince def. Hinson/Wyble 6-0, 6-3


Lovell/Mince def. Senter/Pardu 2-6, 6-3, 6-4

Nathan Ham can be reached at 336-489-3062.

By Nathan Ham

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