Tennis wins second straight CPC title
Published 9:29 am Thursday, October 12, 2017
Davie’s tennis team reaching regular-season glory in back-to-back years is not uncharted waters, but it feels like it.
By defeating East Forsyth and Reagan last week, the War Eagles finished the regular season in a tie for first with Reynolds. Both went 9-1 in the Central Piedmont Conference. Last year Davie went 10-0 to win the title outright. It’s the first time in 40 years it has won regular-season championships in consecutive years. Davie reigned over the North Piedmont Conference from 1975-77. Read that again. The War Eagles’ performance has matched lofty preseason expectations and they’ve achieved something for the first time in 40 years.
Visiting East Forsyth offered minimal resistance on Oct. 2. East lost 9-0 to West Forsyth and Reagan. Davie beat both of those opponents, so a 7-2 win over East was hardly a surprise.
Davie claimed 72 of 78 games in singles, getting lopsided wins from Laura Becker (6-0, 6-0), Sierra Foster (6-0, 6-0), Amanda Ngo (6-1, 6-2), Aubree Privat (6-0, 6-1), Moriah Lane (6-0, 6-0) and Grace Nixon (6-1, 6-1).
At No. 1 doubles, Foster and Ngo paired up for the first time and dominated 8-1. East’s overall record fell to 4-11.
Davie did the same thing at Reagan on Oct. 4, winning 7-2.
Becker (6-0, 6-0), Foster (6-1, 6-1), Ngo (6-3, 6-2) and Privat (6-3, 6-1) overpowered their opponents. At No. 6 singles, Nixon gutted out a 6-4, 2-6 (13-11) win.
“I was expecting Grace to win,” coach Collin Ferebee said. “I was hoping she could take it in two (sets). At the end of the day, she got the job done and that’s all we needed.”
Foster/Ngo (6-3) and Privat/Emery Rosenbaum (6-3) collected doubles wins.
The Raiders (9-4 overall) beat everyone in the CPC except Reynolds and Davie. The War Eagles (13-1 overall) won for the fourth straight time since losing to Reynolds. They have won 33 of 34 regular-season matches.
Notes: Reagan (6-4) finished third, followed by West Forsyth (3-7), East Forsyth (2-8) and Glenn (0-10). … Davie and Reynolds split a pair of 5-4 battles. A playoff match will determine who receives the league’s No. 1 seed. That showdown will take place Oct. 12 at 4:30 p.m. at a neutral site, Reagan.