Cardinals tennis hands Rams first loss

By Kristian Russell -

RONDA — The East Wilkes Cardinals women’s tennis team accomplished something no other tennis team has been able to do this season. On Tuesday afternoon, the Cardinals were able to overcome an undefeated Starmount Rams team to earn their fourth win of the season.

The Cardinals blanked the Rams by winning every set in singles and doubles. The Rams move to 3-1 overall, their next match will be Sept. 6 at home against West Wilkes. East Wilkes moves to 4-3 Overall, and 2-1 in the MVAC. Their next match was Thursday against Wilkes Central, weather permitting. Results were not available by press deadline.

East Wilkes 9 – Starmount 0


#1 Maddi Lester (EW) d. Emily Mendenhall 6-2, 6-1

#2 Kari Hodges (EW) d. Alyssa Hicks 6-1, 6-2

#3 Brie Jarvis (EW) d. Cherith McCullogh 6-0, 6-0

#4 Abby Reeves (EW) d. Mick Moxley 6-1, 6-1

#5 Kinsey Crabb (EW) d. Sarryn Meyer 6-0, 6-1

#6 Leah Nance (EW) d.Jojo Welborn 6-0, 6-1


#1 Jarvis/Reeves (EW) d. Mendenhall/Hicks 8-1

#2 Lester/Nance (EW) d. McCullough/Meyer 8-0

#3 Hodges/Crabb (EW) d. Moxley/Welborn 8-0

By Kristian Russell

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