Whoa! West ends War Eagle tennis streak
Published 9:19 am Thursday, March 17, 2022
By Brian Pitts
West Forsyth’s tennis team halted some gaudy streaks for Davie when the Titans visited Mocksville on March 10.
• In a 5-4 decision, the defending conference champion War Eagles watched their nine-match winning streak come to an end. (It was their first loss since 6-3 to Grimsley last March.).
• After belting West 8-1 and 7-2 last season, Davie lost to West for the first time in 10 meetings.
• It was Davie’s first Central Piedmont Conference loss against someone other than Reagan since March of 2017. It had a 27-match winning streak against non-Reagan CPC opponents.
“We knew West Forsyth was much improved and suspected they might be the CPC’s best,” coach Shane Nixon said. “They came in 3-0 with (7-2) wins over Reagan and Tabor.”
Davie’s top three seeds allowed the hosts to split singles. Burke Rosenbaum (6-0, 6-0), C Crenshaw (6-4, 7-5) and Bryce Bailey (7-5, 3-6, 10-2) took care of business.
“I felt good after the singles,” Nixon said.
Rosenbaum/Crenshaw cruised 8-3 at No. 1 doubles. West, however, dominated at two and three to drop Davie to 3-1 overall and 2-1 in the CPC.
“We’ll remember this and be better the next time we play them,” Nixon said. “Burke told me after the match that everything we want is still in front of us. And he’s right. I love that perspective from your best player.”
For the season, Rosenbaum, Crenshaw and Bailey are all 4-0 in singles. Rosenbaum/Crenshaw are 4-0 in doubles.