WEST JEFFERSON — Watauga completed the season sweep of Ashe County on the tennis courts, but this time, the Lady Huskies kept things much closer, falling by a 7-2 score.
Caroline Current, playing as the Lady Huskies’ third seed, earned a singles victory as did Anna Corley who was playing as the team’s sixth seed.
“We played much better this time against a strong team,” said Ashe County head coach Larry Dix.
Ashe nearly pulled off a win in the third doubles match behind the efforts of Corley and Kaylie Fernandez, but they fell just a bit short of getting the victory.
“Besides inexperience, our biggest enemy seems to be consistency and going to the net. We will continue to work on these,” said Coach Dix.
Watauga is always a tough challenge for Ashe, but Coach Dix was pleased with his team’s performance and knows that matches like these against strong non-conference opponents will help the team prepare for the upcoming Mountain Valley Athletic Conference string of matches.
The Huskies will end play this week with a match in Sparta against Alleghany.
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