Revised on: 09.9.2018 at 05:07 p.m.
Posted on: 09.7.2018 at 09:43 a.m.
East Columbus female athletes pulled off significant TRC wins in tennis and volleyball Thursday. Coach Tara Williamson’s tennis squad got revenge for a season-opening loss to East Bladen by winning 5-4. Morgan Jacobs Volleyball team moved into sole possession of third place with a 3-0 win over East Bladen.
The Gators tennis victory came from points earned at #6 singles and #3 doubles. As they did in the opener, Sealey Sessions and Olivia Rogers combined for three points in two singles and one doubles match. Thursday, Ashleigh Lennon won at #6 singles and paired with Natalie Jacobs in doubles to earn the match clinching point.
The Gators Volleyball team won by scores of 25-12, 25-9 and 25-19. The win, combined with St. Pauls 3-2 victory over West Bladen moves East into solo third place .
There was little suspense in the remainder of the tennis and volleyball slate. Whiteville defeated West Columbus 8-1 in tennis. The Wolfpack Volleyball team swept West Columbus by scores of 25-9, 25-14 and 25-15. South Columbus kept pace with the Pack in Volleyball with a sweep of South Robeson by scores of 25-12, 25-22, 25-17. The Stallions and Wolfpack square off next Thursday in Whiteville. South Columbus Girls Tennis lost just four points in its 9-0 win over South Robeson. The Stallions host West Bladen Tuesday in a match that could decide this season’s championship.
In other action, West Bladen Girls Tennis stayed unbeaten with a 9-0 win over St. Pauls. Red Springs shut out Fairmont 9-0. Fairmont swept Red Springs in Volleyball by scores of 25-17, 25-13, 25-23.
Whiteville opened its JV football season with a 46-0 win over East Bladen.
St. Pauls defeated visiting East Columbus 30-0.
In the evening’s only close contest, South Columbus edged Red Springs 14-12.