East Wilkes’ Callaway wins single gold; Elkin’s Nicholson, Walters capture doubles title

Last updated: October 10. 2013 3:22PM - 1290 Views
Matthew Gorry Sports Writer

Elkin's Payton Nicholson and Miracle Walters pose with their gold medals after winning the 1A doubles championship Tuesday afternoon.
Elkin's Payton Nicholson and Miracle Walters pose with their gold medals after winning the 1A doubles championship Tuesday afternoon.
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ELKIN — Area teams shined at the Mountain Valley Conference tennis tournament Monday afternoon at the Elkin tennis courts.

Newly-crowned champion East Wilkes and Starmount littered the 1A singles semifinal round, squaring off in both matches.

No. 1 seed ShaNisha White (East Wilkes) blanked Kristin Nicks (Starmount) in the semis to punch her ticket into the finals before No. 2 Molly Callaway (East Wilkes) advanced with a 6-0, 6-1 victory over Madison McLellan (Starmount).

In the all-Cardinal championship round, Callaway pulled the upset, knocking off her teammate, 3-6, 7-5, 6-0 to win the individual title.

The Lady Elks, who finished third in the final league standings, dominated the doubles side of the tournament, advancing two teams into the semifinals.

Elkin’s top-seeded team of Payton Nicholson and Miracle Walters battled past McKenzie Stokes and Abby Burchette (East Wilkes) 6-3, 7-5 to reach the title round. In the second semifinal match, Alleghany’s Molly Andrews and Kallie Dalton knocked off Elkin’s Makayla Dimmette and Ally Gentry, 6-0, 7-6 (4) to spoil an all-Elk doubles final.

The duo of Nicholson and Walters breezed to the doubles title with a 6-1, 6-1 victory over Andrews and Dalton.

The finalists in singles and doubles qualify for regionals next week at the Elkin tennis courts.

2013 Mountain Valley Conference Tennis Tournament

1A Singles

ShaNisha White (East Wilkes) def. Madison Murphy (Alleghany) 6-0, 6-0

Kristin Nicks (Starmount) def. Julie Neumark (Elkin) 7-5, 6-4

Madison McLellan (Starmount) def. Lydia Garcia (Alleghany) 6-4, 6-3

Molly Callaway (East Wilkes) def. Emma Aldridge (Elkin) 6-0, 6-0

1A Singles Second Round

White (East Wilkes) def. Nicks (Starmount) 6-0, 6-0

Callaway (East Wilkes) def. McLellan (Starmount) 6-0, 6-1

1A Singles Championship

Molly Callaway (East Wilkes) def. White (East Wilkes) 3-6, 7-5, 6-0

1A Doubles

Payton Nicholson/Miracle Walters (Elkin) def. Katy Harper/Abby Wagoner (Alleghany) 6-0, 6-0

McKenzie Stokes/Abby Burchette (East Wilkes) def. Erin York/Amber Hurst (Starmount) 7-6 (3), 6-1

Makayla Dimmette/Ally Gentry (Elkin) def. Kayla Pardue/Kennedy Lester (East Wilkes) 6-3, 6-4

Molly Andrews/Kallie Dalton (Alleghany) def. Quinn Gillam/Molly Nichols (Starmount) 6-3, 6-1

1A Doubles Second Round

Nicholson/Walters (Elkin) def. Stokes/Burchette (East Wilkes) 6-3, 7-5

Andrews/Dalton (Alleghany) def. Dimmette/Gentry (Elkin) 6-0, 7-6 (4)

1A Doubles Championship

Nicholson/Walters (Elkin) def. Andrews/Dalton (Alleghany) 6-1, 6-1

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

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