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Matthew Gorry | The Elkin TribuneDefending Mountain Valley Conference runner-up Payton Nicholson and the Lady Elks routed Wilkes Central Tuesday in the teams' opener.
Matthew Gorry | The Elkin TribuneDefending Mountain Valley Conference runner-up Payton Nicholson and the Lady Elks routed Wilkes Central Tuesday in the teams' opener.
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ELKIN - The Lady Elks opened the 2013 tennis season in style.


Elkin breezed past Wilkes Central 7-2 on the court Tuesday afternoon to notch its first victory of the season.


Payton Nicholson, Julie Neumark, Emma Aldridge and Carolyn Blackburn picked up straight-set singles victories to lead the Elks, while Makayla Dimmette battled past Madison Wilcox 3-6, 6-2, 10-8 for another win.


At No. 1, Miracle Walters dropped a hard-fought match at with Central’s Mary Hollis 6-2, 4-6, 10-8.


In doubles play, Walters and Nicholson coasted to a dominating 8-1 victory to secure the team triumph. Gigi Kakouras and Blackburn added an 8-5 victory in the final doubles match for the Elks.


Elkin 7, Wilkes Central 2


Singles


1. Mary Hollis (Wilkes Central) def. Miracle Walters (Elkin) 6-2, 4-6, 10-8


2. Payton Nicholson (Elkin) def. McKenzie Ingle (Wilkes Central) 6-1, 6-4


3. Makayla Dimmette (Elkin) def. Madison Wilcox (Wilkes Central) 3-6, 6-2, 10-8


4. Julie Neumark (Elkin) def. Marissa Ingle (Wilkes Central) 7-5, 6-1


5. Emma Aldridge (Elkin) def. Rebecca Pendry (Wilkes Central) 6-0, 6-1


6. Carolyn Blackburn (Elkin) def. Stephanie Shinamon (Wilkes Central) 6-2, 6-2


Doubles


1. Walters/Nicholson (Elkin) def. Hollis/Wilcox (Wilkes Central) 8-1


2. Ingle/Ingle (Wilkes Central) def. Neumark/Aldridge (Elkin) 9-7


3. Blackburn/Gigi Kakouras (Elkin) def. Pendry/Shinamon (Wilkes Central) 8-5


Reach Matthew Gorry at 835-1513 or mgorry@civitasmedia.com.

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