Against Alleghany last Wednesday, the Lady Huskies won all nine matches against a young and inexperienced team that lost all of its top six players from last season.
All six singles matches went in favor of the Huskies in straight sets, including Courtney Bowers and Lizzie Hanes who each won without letting their opponents win a single game, defeating them 6-0, 6-0. Sierra Wilson won 6-2, 6-1, Haley Maloney followed that up with a 6-2, 6-0 win, Amanda Tugman also scored a victory with a 6-4, 6-4 win, and Anna Wooten tallied a victory as well by scores of 6-2, 6-3.
In doubles action against Alleghany, Hanes and Bowers won easily 8-0 against their opponents. The final two doubles matches finished with the same score in favor of the Huskies as Maloney and Wilson won, as did Tugman and Peyton Brown by an 8-4 score.
On Thursday, Ashe traveled to Elkin to face a tough squad that had plenty of talent on its team.
“Elkin is very strong all the way through their lineup,” said head coach Bill Key.
The Lady Bucking Elks showed that strength by defeating Ashe 8-1. Both Hanes and Bowers lost tight matches that went to tiebreakers, falling in that final set. The lone victory against Elkin came in the doubles matches where Hanes and Bowers defeated the third and fifth seeded ladies from the Elkin squad 8-6.
After these two games, Ashe maintains a 3-1 record both overall and in conference, and will be facing some familiar foes next week. The ladies will be at home hosting North Wilkes on Tuesday, followed by another match against Alleghany in Sparta on Thursday.