Close matches highlight Boys Tennis

First-year coach Sally Medford’s Whiteville Boys Tennis team pulled the season’s biggest upset thus far, toppling defending TRC champion St. Pauls. The Wolfpack was coming off a hard-fought 5-4 loss to East Columbus on Wednesday. The Whiteville-East Columbus match carried extra significance since they are battling for the top 1A TRC  play off seed.

Antoine Gamble

Thursday: Whiteville 5, St. Paul’s 4

 Singles:      No. 1 Alex Hernandez (SP) def. Antoine Gamble 6-4, 6-0;

No. 2 Shane Nairn (W) def. Jaylyn McNair 6-3, 6-4;

No. 3 Carlos Luna Lopez (SP) def. Gavin McPherson 6-1, 3-6, 10-5;

No. 4 Tyler Floyd (W) def. Ruben Morales 6-1, 6-2;

No. 5 Tanner Hester (W) def. Trevor Drose 5-7, 7-5, 10-5;

No. 6 Adam Johnson (SP) def. Bridger Warlick 6-4, 4-6, 10-7.

Doubles:    No. 1 Shane Nairn/Gavin McPherson (W) def. Jaylyn McNair/Carlos Lopez 8-5;

No. 2 Alex Hernandez/Adam Johnson (SP) def. Antoine Gamble/Logan Hester 8-6;

No. 3 Tyler Floyd/Tanner Hester (W) def. Ruben Morales/Trevor Drose 8-4.

 

Exhibition:    Bridger Warlick/Wesley Jackson (W) def (SP) 8-3,

Wesley Jackson/Nick Bell (W) def (SP) 8-5,

Nick Bell/Jermante Fleming (W) def (SP) 8-4

Whiteville (4-1, 4-1) hosts South Columbus, Wednesday at 4 p.m. St. Paul’s (2-1, 2-1) plays at West Columbus on Monday at 4 p.m.

Tavo Palacios

Wednesday: East Columbus 5, Whiteville 4

Singles:      No. 1 Octavio Palacios (EC) def. Antoine Gamble 6-0, 6-1;

No. 2 Marco Borja (EC) def. Shane Nairn 7-5, 6-4;

No. 3 Hector Palacios (EC) def. Gavin McPherson 6-2, 6-4;

No. 4 Devon Young (EC) def. Tyler Floyd 7-6(7-3), 2-6, 10-6;

No. 5 Tanner Hester (W) def. Nicholas Rogers 6-4, 5-7, 10-5;

No. 6 Bridger Warlick (W) def. Waya Locklear 6-1, 6-3.

 

 

Doubles:

No. 1 Octavio Palacios/Marco Borja (EC) def. Shane Nairn/Gavin McPherson 8-4;

No. 2 Antoine Gamble/Logan Hester (W) def. Hector Palacios/Eduardo Jaimes 9-7;

No. 3 Tyler Floyd/Tanner Hester (W) def. Devan Young/Waya Locklear 8-2.

East Columbus (2-2, 2-2) plays at Fairmont Monday.