Playing without second seeded Jacob O’Neal, the Ashe County Huskies still took care of business against Alleghany with an 8-1 victory on a windy afternoon.
“Wind was a definite factor for both teams, and it prevented players from getting into any kind of rhythm,” said Ashe County Head Coach Larry Dix. “Our players did a good job of using the wind to their advantage by going to the net and hitting low ground strokes.
Alleghany’s only win came in the fifth set where Sam Foley was able to get past Dakin Christoferson, 6-4, 2-6, 10-8.
Top seeded Alex Church was in cruise control for most of the match, beating Josh Poole in straight sets, 6-1, 6-0.
Andrew Shepherd played as the Huskies’ second seed and easily handled Dylan Houck, 6-1, 6-3.
Third seeded Caleb Adcock was a 6-2, 6-0 winner against Tanner Edwards and fourth seeded Frank Ledezma beat Jacob Miller, 6-2, 6-1.
Alexis Ramos had the most dominating performance of the day, beating Lloyd Cuevas, 6-0, 6-0.
The doubles matches were a bit closer, but Ashe still came away with wins in all three matches.
Church and Shepherd beat Poole and Houck by an 8-5 score. Adcock and Ledezma were 8-3 winners against Edwards and Foley and the tandem of Christoferson and Ramos beat Miller and Cuevas, 8-5.
Ashe played three exhibition matches. Justin Hertzell lost his first match, 8-3, but came back to win his second match, 8-2. Nick Lanfranchi lost to his opponent, 8-6.
*Nathan Ham can be reached at (336) 846-7164 or on Twitter @NathanHam87