East Wilkes tennis season opener postponed midway


By Ryan DeCosta - rdecosta@civitasmedia.com



East Wilkes senior Brooke Schubert prepares for a backhand shot in the season opener against North Stokes. Schubert would win her singles set 6-0, 6-1, but the match has been postponed and will resume Sept. 9.


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East Wilkes senior Brie Jarvis stares down the ball during her follow-through during the season opener against North Stokes. Jarvis won 6-0, 6-1, but the match has been postponed and will resume Sept. 9.


Ryan DeCosta | Elkin Tribune

RONDA — Rain thwarted the first tennis match for East Wilkes High School yet again on Wednesday afternoon. After their matchup against North Stokes was postponed Tuesday, they only got a bit of tennis in, meaning those wanting full results of the Cardinals’ season opener will have to wait.

With two singles matches, and doubles matches yet to be complete, the East Wilkes Cardinals lead North Stokes 3-1. The Cardinals gave glimpses of spectacular depth in the program, as Cardinals junior Abby Reeves defeated Alyssa Collins 7-5, 6-2 as the No. 6 seed, while junior Brie Jarvis (6-0, 6-1) and senior Brooke Schubert (6-0, 6-1) got wins as the No. 4 and No. 5 seeds on the team.

Heavy rain set in shortly thereafter with some matches left to be complete. Despite the lead, the matchup is closer than it seems. North Stokes’ Brittany Brown is leading East Wilkes senior Amber Parks 6-3, 1-4 while junior Maddi Lester is down to North Stokes’ Abby Williams 7-5, 3-4.

Play will resume Sept. 9 with the completion of singles, with doubles likely determining the winner of this tight match.

East Wilkes 3, North Stokes 1 at point of interruption by rain (match to be completed on 9/9/15)

Singles

#1 Brittany Brown (NS) leading Amber Parks 6-3, 1-4

#2 Nicole Foley (NS) d. Riley Wagoner 6-2, 6-3

# 3 Abby Williams (NS) leading Maddi Lester 7-5, 3-4

# 4 Brie Jarvis (EW) d. Brittany Rogers 6-0, 6-1

# 5 Brooke Schubart (EW) d. Morgan Rogers 6-0, 6-1

# 6 Abby Reeves (EW) d. Alyssa Collins 7-5, 6-2

Ryan DeCosta can be reached at 336-258-4052 or via Twitter @rsdecosta.

East Wilkes senior Brooke Schubert prepares for a backhand shot in the season opener against North Stokes. Schubert would win her singles set 6-0, 6-1, but the match has been postponed and will resume Sept. 9.
http://yadkinripple.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web1_IMG_4023.jpgEast Wilkes senior Brooke Schubert prepares for a backhand shot in the season opener against North Stokes. Schubert would win her singles set 6-0, 6-1, but the match has been postponed and will resume Sept. 9. Ryan DeCosta | Elkin Tribune

East Wilkes senior Brie Jarvis stares down the ball during her follow-through during the season opener against North Stokes. Jarvis won 6-0, 6-1, but the match has been postponed and will resume Sept. 9.
http://yadkinripple.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web1_IMG_3999.jpgEast Wilkes senior Brie Jarvis stares down the ball during her follow-through during the season opener against North Stokes. Jarvis won 6-0, 6-1, but the match has been postponed and will resume Sept. 9. Ryan DeCosta | Elkin Tribune

By Ryan DeCosta

rdecosta@civitasmedia.com

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