Sports Briefs: South boys tennis 3-0

Published 1:13 pm Tuesday, September 5, 2023

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Sakai shows potential at Salem Glen

The Davie golf team finished last in the first Central Piedmont Conference meet, held Aug. 28 at Tanglewood’s Reynolds Course. The team scoring was Reagan 4-over 112, West Forsyth 113, Mt. Tabor 152, Davie 165.

One day later at Salem Glen Country Club, the War Eagles improved their score by 13 strokes as they finished fourth out of five CPC teams. The leader was Kate Sakai at 11-over 47. After finding herself 10-over through five holes, the junior played the last four holes at 1-over.

“She was only one bad driver and one bad fairway shot from an even better round,” coach Bob Donley said.

The team scoring: West 4-over 112, Reagan 116, Reynolds 142, Davie 152, Tabor 153.

“We only have three golfers with a lot of match experience returning, and the rest are either first- or second-year golfers,” Donley said.

Ellis softball routs South Davie

• South Davie’s softball team outhit Ellis 7-5, but the Jaguars won in a rout, 19-7, because they took full advantage of 23 walks. The game was played at South on Aug. 31.

The Jaguars (2-1) put up 11 runs in the top of the first inning and got two hits from Karah Shore (2 for 3, two runs, two walks) and Victoria Patton (2-4, two runs, walk). Annabelle Wright (1-4, two runs, two RBIs, walk) had the other hit. Kyndall Upright paced the walk parade with five free passes.

South (2-3) got two hits from Remington Skinner (2-4), Brooklyn Shaw (2-3, two RBIs) and Chloe Charles (2-3, walk). Shania Brown was 1-4.

• Grayce Clark went 3 for 4, but North Davie lost 10-6 at Mooresville on Aug. 31. Jaynie Patton had two walks for the Wildcats (0-2).

South boys tennis 3-0

• The South Davie boys tennis team started the season 3-0 with wins over North Davie and Ellis (5-4).

Coach Kristi Martin’s starting lineup in singles is William Martin at No. 1, Anderson Branham at two, James Martin at three, Ben Sheek at four, Avery Van Lente at five and Sylas Johnson at six.

“These young men have played in a few intense matches so far,” coach Martin said.

• The South Davie girls dominated North Davie 7-2. The winners in singles for South were No. 2 Clara Parsley, No. 3 Amelia Elledge, No. 4 Kady Joyce and No. 6 Sierra Graydon. Behind Scarlett Brock/Parsley at No. 1, Elledge/Joyce at No. 2 and Graydon/EG Snow at No. 3, the Tigers swept doubles.

North got its wins from No. 1 Ola Leszczuk and No. 5 Audrey Sales. One game at No. 5 had 25-plus deuces.