North Surry Excessive College performed host to the 2021-22 Boys Tennis Foothills 2A Convention Championship on Thursday.
East Surry and Surry Central each had dominant performances, and every occupied each areas in a championship spherical. The Singles Championship got here all the way down to East Surry vs. East Surry, and the Doubles Championship got here all the way down to Surry Central vs. Surry Central.
All 4 singles rivals and 4 doubles groups to achieve the semifinal spherical routinely qualify for the 2A Midwest Regional Championship. East Surry earned three of the qualifying spots, Surry Central and North Wilkes every claimed two, and the ultimate qualifying bid went to Forbush.
In singles: East Surry’s Cooper Motsinger received first, East Surry’s Levi Watson completed second, and North Wilkes’ Aiden Pennell and Mitch Adams reached the semifinals.
In doubles: Surry Central’s staff of Josh Pardue and Jacob Edmonds received first, the Surry Central duo of Tripp McMillen and Michael Tucker completed second, whereas East Surry’s Kade Talton and Nick Lowery reached one semifinal and Forbush’s Calvin Norman and Cooper Hennings reached the opposite.
Surry Central swept the convention’s prime common season honors. Pardue was named FH2A Participant of the 12 months for ending the going 12-0 in singles and 12-0 in doubles in opposition to convention groups. Mason Midkiff was named FH2A Coach of the 12 months after guiding Surry Central to a 12-0 convention report and its first convention championship in no less than 13 years.
Motsinger got here into the FH2A because the No. 1 seed and earned a first-round BYE due to his 10-2 singles report in opposition to convention opponents.
The opening matches of every bracket performed eight-game professional units, whereas each subsequent spherical was contested in the usual 2-of-3 units.
Forbush’s Samuel Crews defeated North Surry’s Colby Callaway 8-3 within the opening spherical, then Motsinger defeated Crews 6-0, 6-1. North Wilkes’ Adams defeated Surry Central’s Isaac Eller 8-2 within the opening spherical, then superior to the semifinals with a 6-0, 6-2 win over Wilkes Central’s Gage York.
On the underside half of the bracket, North Wilkes’ Pennell earned a first-round BYE because the No. 2 seed then defeated Forbush’s Jacob St. John within the quarterfinals. No. 6 Watson defeated Maddox Martin of Surry Central 8-3, then upset No. 3 seeded Nick Corridor of Wilkes Central 6-1, 6-1.
Motsinger defeated Adams 6-0, 6-1 in a single semifinal. Watson received his first set 6-3 over Pennell, then led 4-0 when Pennell retired from the match.
Motsinger defeated his Cardinal teammate 6-2, 6-0 to win the FH2A Singles Championship.
Pardue and Edmonds had been the No. 1 seed within the doubles event due to an ideal 12-0 report as a doubles staff in convention play.
North Surry’s Jordan Inman and Ty Richardson defeated North Wilkes’ Caleb Parsons and Lucas Berrier 8-6 within the opening spherical. The Greyhound duo bumped into Pardue and Edmonds within the quarterfinals and misplaced 6-1, 6-1.
East Surry’s Talton and Lowery, seeded No. 4, defeated a staff from West Wilkes 8-1 within the first spherical (West Wilkes doesn’t have a roster obtainable on MaxPreps), then the Cardinal pair beat Forbush’s Wyatt Graham and Caden Funk 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 to advance to the semifinals.
On the underside half of the bracket, Forbush’s Norman and Hennings had been the No. 2 seed. East Surry’s Lupe Chavez and Noah Hopkins defeated North Wilkes’ Marshall Welborn and Evan Dubuque 8-0 within the opening spherical, then Norman and Hopkins defeated the Cardinal staff 7-5, 4-6, 6-1.
The No. 6-ranked staff of Surry Central’s Tucker and McMillen defeated a staff from West Wilkes 8-0 within the opening spherical, then topped North Surry’s No. 3-seeded staff of Holdin Corridor and Nathan Lattimore 6-2, 6-2 to achieve the semifinals.
Pardue and Edmonds beat Talton and Lowery 6-0, 6-3 in a single semifinal, and the staff of Tucker and McMillen defeated Forbush’s Norman and Hennings 6-0, 6-2 within the different semifinal.
Pardue and Edmonds defeated their Golden Eagle teammates 6-2, 6-2 to seize the FH2A Doubles Championship.
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