Lady Falcons continue strong play, dispatch Elkin

Forbush’ Caroline Myers returns a serve at No. 2 singles.

The Forbush and Elkin girl’s tennis teams stepped out of their respective conferences on Thursday afternoon with a good opportunity to build some momentum heading into the second half of league action.

The Lady Falcons used the 6-3 win at Elkin Municipal Park to pick up their sixth-straight victory and 11th in their last 12. Forbush made it seven straight with an 8-1 win at Surry Central on Monday; currently 8-1 in league play, the Lady Falcons trail leader East Surry by one game. They face the Lady Cardinals on Thursday at home.

The two clubs elected to play one, eight-game pro set match and a number of the matches were particularly close.

Both the No. 1 and No. 5 singles concluded in 8-6 decisions with the two teams splitting the wins. Elkin’s Julie Cortez bested Forbush’s Lauren Rockett at No. 1 while the Lady Falcons’ Jane Helton defeated Tania Lorenzo, of the Lady Elks, at No. 5.

Forbush (12-2) broke the tie with a pair of 8-5 wins from Caroline Myers and Salem Parker at No. 2 and No. 3 singles, respectively. The duo also claimed an 8-2 win at No. 1 doubles against Cortez and Ella Kleinkesel.

Katie Starling claimed the win at No. 6 singles (over Bronwyn Sloop) to give the Lady Falcons a 4-2 advantage at the conclusion of single play. Alice Gwyn also captured victory for the Lady Elks (4-7) when the senior bested Emma Sorrell, 8-4.

Sorrell rebounded from the defeat when she teamed with senior teammate Rockett to earn an 8-4 win over Gwyn and Lopez in No. 2 doubles.

Kendall Eads and Sloop were victorious at No. 3 doubles for Elkin, which resumed Northwest 1A Conference play against Starmount on Tuesday, with an 8-2 win over Helton and Starling.

Other results

East Wilkes 9, Alleghany 0


Ava Darnell (EW) d. Maci Whitaker 6-0, 6-1

Hallie Younger (EW) d. Allie Joines 6-0, 6-2

Savannah Sparks (EW) d. Alexandra Vestal 6-1, 6-0

Emily Spicer (EW) d. Jackson Thompson 6-1, 6-0

Valerie Schubart (EW) d. Sadye Klein 6-1, 6-1

Alexis Ferguson (EW) d. Olivia Barrett 6-0, 6-0


Darnell/Savannah Sparks (EW) d. Whitaker/Vestal 8-2

Younger/Spicer (EW) d. Joines/Barrett 8-0

Salem Sparks/Kelsea Absher (EW) d. Klein/Thompson 8-3

Record: East Wilkes 8-3 (5-2 NW)

Forbush 8, Surry Central 1


Lauren Rockett (FB) d. McKenna Merritt 6-4, 6-2

Caroline Myers (FB) d. Karlie Robertson 6-1, 6-1

Salem Parker (FB) d. Priscilla Gentry 6-1, 6-2

Emma Sorrell (FB) d. Emma Bryant 6-3, 6-1

Jane Helton (FB) d. Madelyn Wilmoth 6-3, 6-4

Mitzy Vasquez (SC) d. Katie Starling 7-5, 6-4


Rockett /Myers (FB) d. Merritt/Robertson 8-1

Parker/Sorrell (FB) d. Gentry/ Bryant 8-4

Helton/Starling (FB) d. Vasquez/Kaesi Blythe 9-8 (7-2)

Record: Forbush 12-2 (8-1 FH)

Mount Airy 9, Starmount 0


Carrie Marion (MA) d. Abby Moxley 6-0, 6-0

Ella Brant (MA) d. Keely Martin 6-0, 6-0

Kancie Tate (MA) d.Brenna Bowman 6-0, 6-0

Audrey Marion (MA) d. Addi Pilcher 6-0, 6-0

Charlotte Hauser (MA) d. Kelsey Dowell 6-1, 6-0

Audrey Brown (MA) d.Mattie Tavano 6-0, 6-0


A.Marion/ Hauser (MA) d. Martin /Bowman 8-0

Tate/Brant (MA) d. Moxley/Dowell 8-2

Brown/Emma Rudisill (MA) d. Pilcher/Lisbeidy Sanchez 8-0

Record: Starmount 1-10 (0-7 NW); Mount Airy 13-1 (7-0 NW)

East Wilkes 9, Elkin 0


Ava Darnell (EW) d. Julie Cortez 6-2, 6-4

Savannah Sparks (EW) d. Ella Kleinheksel 6-1, 6-3

Hallie Younger (EW) d. Kendall Eads 6-0, 6-0

Emily Spicer (EW) d. Alice Gwyn 4-6, 7-6 (4), 10-6

Valerie Schubart (EW) d. Tania Lorenzo 6-2, 6-2

Kelsea Absher (EW) d. Bronwyn Sloop 2-6, 6-4, 11-9


Savannah Sparks/Darnell (EW) d. Cortez/Kleinheksel 8-1

Younger/Salem Sparks (EW) d. Gwyn/Lorenzo 8-6

Spicer/Kali Cook (EW) d. Eads/Sloop 8-5

North Stokes 7, Starmount 2


Chandler Sizemore (NST) d. Abby Moxley 6-0, 6-0

Rori Long (NST) d. Keely Martin 6-0, 6-1

Ada Hassan (NST) d. Brenna Bowman 6-1, 6-3

Emma Gunn (NST) d. Addi Pilcher 6-0, 7-5

Ila Hassan (NST) d. Mattie Tavano 6-0, 6-0

Kelsey Dowell (ST) d. Maranda Bullins 6-2, 6-2


Sizemore/ Long (NST) d. Martin /Bowman 8-1

Moxley/Dowell (ST) d. A. Hassan/Emma Gunn 8-6

I. Hassan/ Emma Hooker (NST) d. Abigail Fontana/Lisbeidy Sanchez 8-0

Forbush 7, North Surry 2


Whitley Hege (NSU) d. Lauren Rockett 6-3, 6-4

Caroline Myers (FB) d. Katie Butler 6-0, 6-1

Salem Parker (FB) d. Clara Burke 6-2, 6-0

Emma Sorrell (FB) d. Molly Reeves 6-2, 6-1

Jane Helton (FB) d. Mattie Bare 6-0, 6-1

Katie Starling (FB) d. Sparrow Krantz 6-4, 1-6, 10-8


Myers/Parker (FB) d. Hege/Butler 8-5

Rockett/ Sorrell (FB) d. Reeves/Bare 8-0

Burke/ Brianna Baker (NSU) d. Helton/Starling 8-5