The Watauga High boy's tennis team tasted defeat for the first time this season with a 9-0 loss in Charlotte against Providence. The Panthers swept singles and doubles play in posting the victory. Noah
Moomaw turned in WHS' (2-1) most competitive match by a 6-3, 6-4 straight-sets loss to Ronald Vergal at No.6 singles.
Harrison Battle and Landon Taylor came close at No.1 doubles, dropping an 8-5 decision to Michael McGowan and Nicholas Cotrill of the Panthers. Moomaw and Will spinetto lost 8-4 at No.3 doubles to Turner Hills and Michael Stewart.
Now today's scheduled match with Hickory will be played on Friday; Middle Creek from Apex, N.C., comes to town Saturday.
Providence 9, WHS 0
Michael McGowan def Harrison Battle(W) 6-0 6-0
Nicholas Cotrill def Landon Taylor(W) 7-5 6-1
Duy Huynh def Caleb Gould(W) 6-1 6-0
Liam Penland def Dristen Trate(W) 6-1 6-4
Chinmay Kulkarny def Brody O'Neal(W) 6-0 6-0
Ronald Vergal def Noah Moomaw(W) 6-3 6-4
McGowan/Cotrill def Taylor/Battle(W) 8-5
Huynh/Kulkarny def Gould/Trate(W) 8-1
Turner Hillis/Michael Stewart def Moomaw/Will Spinetto(W) 8-4
Will Spinetto(W) def Jeremy McIver 12-10
Josh Lampkins(W) def Tim Gluberman 8-5
WHS GOLF FINISHES SECOND AT CEDAR ROCK
The Watuaga High boy's golf team fired a team score of 168 and finished in second place, 13 shots behind Hibriten on Tuesday in a non-conference match at the Cedar Rock Country Club in Lenoir, N.C.
The Panthers bested the field with a 155; South Caldwell finished third with a team score of 175 in the four-team meet. Tyler Johnson and Colton Tucker of the Panthers shared medalist honors as they both fired a even par 36. Austin Northern paced the Pioneers as he finished three shots back with a three-over par 39.
Carson Nguyen and Trevor Eggers were six shots back with a six over par 42; Seth Greene had a 45. The Pioneers travel to Taylorsville, N.C., for a non-conference match at the Brushy Mountain Golf Course. Alexander Central will be the host school.
South Caldwell 175
West Wilkes 201
Medalists: Tyler Johnson and Colton Tucker both from Hibriten shoot even par 36.
Austin Northern 39
Carson Nguyen 42
Trevor Eggers 42
Seth Greene 45
Josh Farmer 46
John LeBlanc 48
Jacob Campbell 51
Nathan Andrews 51
NORTHWESTERN 3A/4A SCOREBOARD
ALEXANDER CENTRAL 3, HICKORY 2
SOUTH CALDWELL 4, FRED T. FOARD 3
HIBRITEN @ ST. STEPHENS, POSTPONED
WATAUGA @ DAVIE COUNTY, POSTPONED
ALEXANDER CENTRAL 19, HICKORY 0 (5 INNINGS)*
*-WINNING PITCHER KIANA MILLSAPS THROWS A PERFECT GAME
WATAUGA @ WEST FORSYTH, POSTPONED
WATAUGA @ DAVIE COUNTY
HIBRITEN @ ST. STEPHENS
WATAUGA @ WEST FORSYTH