Central, North pick up WPAC wins

By Cory Smith - csmith@mtairynews.com
North Surry’s Cole Richardson returns at the Greyhounds’ No. 1 seed in 2020. North Surry’s Cole Richardson returns at the Greyhounds’ No. 1 seed in 2020. -

Both North Surry and Surry Central recorded wins in the Western Piedmont 2A Conference on Thursday.

The Greyhounds (1-0) actually opened the season on March 3 at North Forsyth, but the match was postponed due to darkness. North Surry led 4-2 overall after singles and led each of the three doubles matches by three games when the call was made. The match will be continued when North Forsyth travels to North Surry on April 8.

If North Surry’s lineup looks eerily similar to last year’s, that’s because it is. The Greyhounds didn’t graduate a single player in 2019. Even this year, there were only two seniors in the starting lineup for Thursday’s match.

Those two seniors are the No. 1 and No. 3 seeds for North, Cole Richardson and Dalton Quesinberry. The duo helped the Greyhounds secure a 9-0 win over Walkertown Thursday.

No. 1: Cole Richardson (NS) def. Anthony Jiminez 6-0, 6-0

No. 2: Connor Nichols (NS) def. Henry Olin 6-3, 6-1

No. 3: Dalton Quesinberry (NS) def. Stephen Sanchez 6-1, 6-0

No. 4: Caleb Doss (NS) def John Tzinztun 6-2, 3-6, 1-0 (10-5)

No. 5: Holden Hall (NS) def. Christian Diaz 6-0, 6-0

No. 6: Nathan Lattimore (NS) def. Nick Fluitt 6-0, 6-0

Doubles

No. 1: Richardson and Quesinberry (NS) def. Olin and Sanchez, 8-1

No. 2: Hall and Doss (NS) def. Jiminez and Tzinztun 8-3

No. 3: Lattimore and Colby Calloway (NS) def. Diaz and Fluitt, 8-1

North Surry travels to Walkertown on March 16.

Unlike North Surry that nearly has an identical roster as 2019, Surry Central had to replace three starters from last year.

First-year Central head coach and longtime assistant Mason Midkiff has just one senior this year, three juniors, two sophomore and three freshman. Two of those freshman are started at No. 1 and No. 3 singles on Thursday.

Surry Central played two road matches earlier in the week as well. The Golden Eagles fell to East Surry 7-2 on March 2 and then 7-1 to Atkins on March 4. Central broke into the win column Thursday by defeating North Forsyth 9-0.

No. 1: Josh Pardue (SC) def. Tony Rodriguez 6-2, 6-1

No. 2: Jesse Vaughn(SC) def. Edwin Cartegeno 6-2, 6-4

No. 3: Adam Hege (SC) def. Jose Hernandez 6-1, 6-3

No. 4: Tony Cortes (SC) def. Guillermo Serrano-Lazo 6-2, 6-1

No. 5: Jacob Edmonds (SC) def. Kevin Rodriguez 6-2, 6-1

No. 6: Daniel Atkins (SC) def. James Eaton 6-2, 6-2

Doubles

No. 1: Pardue and Vaughn (SC) def. Tony Rodriguez and Serrano-Lazo 8-4

No. 2: Cortes and Edmonds (SC) def. Cartegeno and Hernandez 8-6

No. 3: Atkins and Hege (SC) def. Kevin Rodriguez and Juan Martinez 8-6

Surry Central travels to North Forsyth on March 16.

North Surry’s Cole Richardson returns at the Greyhounds’ No. 1 seed in 2020.
https://www.mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/web1_DSC_0580-2-.jpgNorth Surry’s Cole Richardson returns at the Greyhounds’ No. 1 seed in 2020.

By Cory Smith

csmith@mtairynews.com