Tennis Thumps W. Forsyth, N. Davidson

Published 12:00 am Monday, April 2, 2012

The Davie tennis team maintained its grip on second in the Central Piedmont Conference last week by easing past West Forsyth (7-2) and North Davidson (9-0).
Davie moved to 7-1 overall and 5-1 in the CPC. It’s looking a lot like 2011, when the War Eagles went 8-2 in the league to claim second behind Reynolds.
“The message is slowly getting through I think,” coach Gordon McEachran said of his team’s steady improvement.
The top five seeds won against West Forsyth, including Scott Gallimore (6-0, 6-0), David Hursey (6-4, 6-2), Evan Lankford (8-6, 6-3), Robert Daniel (6-4, 6-4) and Barry Hunter (6-0, 6-0).
Having clinched the win in singles, Davie tacked on victories at Nos. 1-2 doubles. Gallimore-Hursey (8-3) and Lankford-Hunter (8-0) had the victories in doubles.
While the War Eagles ran their winning streak against West to five, they punished North for the 20th consecutive time.
The shutout came from Gallimore, Hursey, Lankford, Daniel, Hunter …