Lady Huskies outlast Avery


By Nathan Ham - [email protected]



Kaylie Fernandez won her singles match over Avery County’s Ellie Kitchin.


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Anna Corley was a 6-2, 6-0 winner over Madison Johnson.


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WEST JEFFERSON — Ashe County picked up a non-conference victory on Monday afternoon, beating Avery County at home by a 6-3 score.

The Lady Huskies won five of the six singles matches to clinch the team win before doubles matches started.

Top seeded Caroline Current beat Morgan Paris in straight sets, 6-2, 6-2.

Avery got its only singles win in the second seeded match. Ashe’s Morgan Church took the first set, 6-4, but Ollianne Raney came back to take a 6-2 win in the second set. The third set tiebreaker went Raney’s way with a 10-7 win.

In the third seeded match, Anna Corley took down Madison Johnson, 6-2, 6-0. Fourth seeded Kaylie Fernandez beat Ellie Kitchin, 6-1, 6-1 while fifth seeded MacKenzie Woods won by an identical score over Aidan Betz.

The final singles match was a dominating performance from Amber Miller. She beat Katherine Andrews without losing a single game, 6-0, 6-0.

Ashe got a win in the top seeded doubles match. Current and Church beat Paris and Raney, 8-5. The other two doubles matches were close, but the ball bounced Avery’s way in both of them. Johnson and Kitchin beat Corley and Woods, 9-7, and the team of Betz and Andrews edged past Fernandez and Miller, 8-5.

While the rain had moved away, the weather still made things a little tough on the team.

“The wind gave us some trouble but the girls adjusted their play,” said Ashe County head coach Larry Dix.

The Huskies are 7-5 on the season and are 5-3 in conference play.

The team’s most recent conference match was last Thursday at East Wilkes. The Cardinals beat Ashe for the second time this season, this one by a 7-2 score.

According to Coach Dix, the match lasted for over four hours and the team lost two tiebreakers that could have changed the whole outcome.

Ashe will close out the week at West Wilkes on Thursday.

Nathan Ham can be reached at 336-489-3062.

Kaylie Fernandez won her singles match over Avery County’s Ellie Kitchin.
http://jeffersonpost.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/web1_Kaylie-Fernandez-vs-Avery.jpgKaylie Fernandez won her singles match over Avery County’s Ellie Kitchin. Nathan Ham | Jefferson Post

Anna Corley was a 6-2, 6-0 winner over Madison Johnson.
http://jeffersonpost.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/web1_Anna-Corley-vs-Avery.jpgAnna Corley was a 6-2, 6-0 winner over Madison Johnson. Nathan Ham | Jefferson Post

By Nathan Ham

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