WILKESBORO — For the second week in a row, Wilkes Central took home first place at Oakwoods Country Club. The Eagles finished Thursday’s match with a team score of 152, nine shots ahead of second place Forbush who shot 161. Alleghany (178) was third, followed by West Wilkes (183), North Wilkes (186) and Ashe County (212).
Chandler Metz of Wilkes Central had the top score of the day with a 36. Alleghany’s Dylon Wooten placed second, two shots back.
Corey Carter had Ashe’s top score with a 50. Kendall Wagner shot a 51, Ben Brooks finished with a 54, Kenan Kurtz had a 59 and Connor Jones finished with 61.
Ashe will return to Oakwoods Country Club on Tuesday for an 18-hole conference match and then play a nine-hole non-conference match on Thursday at New River Golf Course.
BOONVILLE — Ashe County dropped three matches last week, including a close loss at Starmount most recently on Thursday. The Rams came away with a 6-3 victory.
“It was a close match that was decided by two tiebreakers that went their way,” said Ashe County head coach Larry Dix.
Earlier in the week, the Huskies had to face two strong teams, non-conference foe Watauga and defending conference champion Elkin.
Ashe lost both matches by 8-1 scores.
“We did better than the score indicates and could have won more matches that were close,” said Dix. “Both of these teams are conference leaders and it is always good to play stronger teams.”
The tennis team will return to the court on Tuesday at Wilkes Central, on Wednesday at Avery and on Thursday at East Wilkes.
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