Tennis off to 7-0 start

Published 9:56 am Thursday, September 21, 2017

The season is nearly 40 days old and Davie’s tennis team hasn’t been tested. Seven matches into the season, the War Eagles have yet to be pushed deep into doubles.

The wait for a worthy opponent has been long, but the wait is about over.

“We have a tough week coming up,” coach Collin Ferebee said. “We have Reynolds and Page. We are sitting 2-2 with Reynolds (in a conference showdown that was suspended by rain). Page is going to be tough. Page beat Reynolds 5-4, but they won five singles. They threw some people in for doubles and Reynolds won all three of those.”


The Central Piedmont Conference match at East Forsyth on Sept. 13 was reminiscent of previous matches. Davie swept singles before settling for a 6-3 decision – matching the closest margin all year.

Laura Becker (6-0, 6-1), Sierra Foster (6-0, 6-0), Amanda Ngo (6-1, 6-1), Aubree Privat (6-0, 6-0), Moriah Lane (6-3, 6-0) and Grace Nixon (6-0, 6-1) captured 72 of 79 games in singles, dropping East to 1-5 overall and 0-2 in the CPC.

Ferebee sat some starters in doubles, where Davie was swept. He named Privat the player of the match.

“Aubree is a hard worker day in and day out,” he said. “She shows up and does what she needs to and more. She kind of flies under the radar of the top three, but she’s actually undefeated and people don’t realize that. I know I can send Aubree to court four and we can notch a win. I’m not worried about her. She’s going to take care of business.”


A breeze past visiting Glenn was inevitable on Sept. 14. Davie won 9-0 to run its records to 7-0 overall and 4-0 in the league. The Bobcats’ fourth straight shutout loss left them 0-7, 0-3.

Becker (6-0, 6-0), Foster (6-0, 6-0), Ngo (6-0, 6-1), Privat (6-0, 6-0), Lane (6-0, 6-0) and Nixon (6-1, 6-0) cruised in singles. Foster/Emery Rosenbaum (8-0), Megan Cash/Aisulu Ball (8-1) and Maddie Owen/Ava Montebello (8-0) finished off a match in which Davie seized 96 of 99 games.

Rosenbaum was player of the match following Davie’s third 9-0 victory of the season.

“Emery’s had two close doubles losses,” Ferebee said. “She played No. 1 with Sierra and they won 8-0 against Glenn’s one and two seeds, so I was proud of her for rebounding, keeping her confidence going and getting a win on court one.”

Becker, Foster, Ngo and Privat are all 7-0 in singles, while Nixon is 6-1. Becker/Ngo and Foster/Privat are 3-0 in doubles.