East Wilkes tops Ashe, 8-1


By Nathan Ham - [email protected]



Caroline Current sends a backhand shot across the net in the second set of Tuesday’s match against Maddi Lester of East Wilkes.


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Kaylie Fernandez serves the ball in her match against Abby Reeves.


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WEST JEFFERSON — East Wilkes secured wins in all but one match on Tuesday evening, defeating the Lady Huskies by an 8-1 score.

Cardinal top seed Maddi Lester beat Caroline Current in straight sets, 6-1, 6-4.

Ashe got its lone win of the evening in the battle of second seeded players with Morgan Church beating Kari Hodges, 6-2, 6-3.

In the third seeded match, Brie Jarvis was a 6-0, 6-2 winner against Ashe County’s Anna Corley.

Abby Reeves beat Kaylie Fernandez in the fourth seeded match, 6-3, 6-3 and fifth seeded Kinsey Crabb beat MacKenzie Woods, 6-1, 6-3.

In the sixth seeded match, it all came down to a third set tiebreaker. Leah Nance beat Ashe’s Amber Miller by a 6-1 score in the first set. Miller battled back and beat Nance by a 6-3 margin in the second set. The tiebreaker went to Nance, 10-6, to win the match.

East Wilkes swept all three doubles matches by scores of 8-0, 8-4 and 8-4.

“East Wilkes always brings a strong team,” said Ashe County head coach Larry Dix. “We need more court time in order to get more consistent.”

Ashe dropped to 1-2 overall and 0-1 in the Mountain Valley Athletic Conference.

East Wilkes is 3-1 overall and 1-0 in the MVAC.

The Lady Huskies close out this week of action at home against North Wilkes on Thursday.

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

Caroline Current sends a backhand shot across the net in the second set of Tuesday’s match against Maddi Lester of East Wilkes.
http://jeffersonpost.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/web1_Caroline-Current-vs-East-Wilkes.jpgCaroline Current sends a backhand shot across the net in the second set of Tuesday’s match against Maddi Lester of East Wilkes. Nathan Ham | Jefferson Post

Kaylie Fernandez serves the ball in her match against Abby Reeves.
http://jeffersonpost.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/web1_Kaylie-Fernandez-vs-East-Wilkes.jpgKaylie Fernandez serves the ball in her match against Abby Reeves. Nathan Ham | Jefferson Post

By Nathan Ham

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