The season came to a close for the men’s tennis team last week at the 2A Midwest Regional.
Ashe sent two singles players and one doubles team to the regional tournament, held in Lexington.
Lucas Zeller was the lone Husky player to make it out of the first round. Zeller defeated Daniel Dickens of Central Davidson in straight sets, 6-4, 6-2. In the second round, North Surry’s Austin Barker got the best of Zeller in a close match, 6-4, 6-3.
Sam Bowers was the other singles player to reach the regionals. Bowers fell to Raland Deslauriers of Cuthbertson. Deslauriers won the match 6-4, 6-1.
The doubles team of Een Shepherd and Jacob O’Neal had to take on a tough duo from West Stokes. Jacob Covington and Sam Elter escaped with a 6-4, 6-3 win to move on to the next round.
“I am very proud of these young men. They represented our school and conference very well in the regionals,” said head coach Larry Dix. “We had a pretty good year in spite of weather conditions and a lack of many seasoned players.”
Ashe finished the year with an 8-8 record in the regular season and sent four of the team’s top six seeds to the regionals.