Top seeds return for Lady Huskies


By Nathan Ham - nham@jeffersonpost.com



Courtesy photo - The Lady Huskies took part in Midnight Tennis this year last Monday, playing from 10 p.m. until around 12:30 a.m. to open up practice for the fall sports season.


WEST JEFFERSON — All four of Ashe County’s top seeds entering the regular season return from last year’s tennis team, giving the Lady Huskies a nice blend of experience to go along with a big group of newcomers.

Overall, eight players return from the 2016 team including four players that are in the top six seeded positions.

Ashe took part in a scrimmage against West Caldwell on Wednesday evening, giving the team a chance to see where they stack up against other teams in the area.

The Lady Huskies won eight of the nine matches against a young West Caldwell team.

“It was a good practice match for us and gave us match experience,” said Ashe County head coach Larry Dix. “We played well but as most scrimmages should, it gave us a lot to work on.”

Ashe also saw 12 new players come out to compete for a spot on the team this year, a good sign for the future and building blocks for some much-needed team depth.

The Lady Huskies open the regular season on Tuesday at Watauga.

Singles results

#1 – Annie Bean (West Caldwell) def. Caroline Current (Ashe) 3-6, 6-0, 11-9

#2 – Morgan Church (Ashe) def. Alyssa Heffner (West Caldwell) 6-0, 6-1

#3 – Mackenzie Wood (Ashe) def. Anabel Zayas (West Caldwell) 6-0, 6-0

#4 – Brooke Rutherford (Ashe) def. Brianna Swanson (West Caldwell) 6-0, 6-1

#5 – Caroline Keith (Ashe) def. Kaitlyn Lopez (West Caldwell) 6-0, 6-0

#6 – Ashley Dollar (Ashe) def. Emily Billings (West Caldwell) 6-0, 6-0

Doubles results

#1 – Current/Church (Ashe) def. Bean/Heffner (West Caldwell) 7-2

#2 – Wood/Rutherford (Ashe) def. Zayas/Swanson (West Caldwell) 8-1

#3 – Keith/Molly Rupard (Ashe) def. Lopez/Billings (West Caldwell) 8-0

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

Courtesy photo – The Lady Huskies took part in Midnight Tennis this year last Monday, playing from 10 p.m. until around 12:30 a.m. to open up practice for the fall sports season.
http://www.jeffersonpost.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/web1_Midnight-Tennis.jpgCourtesy photo – The Lady Huskies took part in Midnight Tennis this year last Monday, playing from 10 p.m. until around 12:30 a.m. to open up practice for the fall sports season.

By Nathan Ham

nham@jeffersonpost.com

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