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AREA ROUNDUP: Fike, Adkins 6-0 after beating Washington 5-4

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Junior Logan Adkins remained perfect at No. 1 singles on the season as she helped her Fike High girls tennis do the same Tuesday in the Lady Demons’ 5-4 triumph at Washington.

The win, coupled with Fike’s 8-1 victory at Croatan on Friday, Aug. 24, boosted the Lady Demons’ record to 6-0 on the season. Adkins also moved to 6-0 with an 8-2 win over Washington’s Claire Shepherd at No. 1 singles before teaming with Anna Blair Thomas for an 8-2 victory at No. 1 doubles.

The singles matches were contested in a pro-set format due to a late start and the heat, Fike head coach Lee Matthews said.

“Washington proved to be tenacious, and the match was much closer than we expected,” he said. “The heat may have been a factor in a couple of matches.

“The odds were definitely with us; we won all the odd-numbered matches!”

Thomas and Mia Hamblin each won in singles, at Nos. 3 and 5 respectively, while Hamblin teamed with Cappa Hill to claim victory at No. 3 doubles.

The loss was Washington’s first in three outings. Fike will start 3-A Big East Conference play Tuesday, Sept. 4, at home against Southern Nash.

Tuesday, Aug. 28

FIKE 5, WASHINGTON 4

Logan Adkins (F) def. Claire Shepherd 8-2; Kayla Clark (W) def. Avery Rose Brown 8-1; Anna Blair Thomas (F) def. Mia Pagnani 8-5; Abbi Tucker (W) def. Sophia Meszaros 8-3; Mia Hamblin (F) def. Mary Emma Holscher 8-1; Lilly Frances Lobos (W) def. Cappa Hill 8-6.

Adkins-Thomas (F) def. Shepherd-Pagnani 8-2; Clark-Tucker (W) def. Meszaros-Reagan Brown 9-8(0); Hamblin-Hill (F) def. Holscher-Lobos 8-5.

Friday, Aug. 24

FIKE 8, CROATAN 1

Logan Adkins (F) def. Abbey Agra 6-1, 6-2; Avery Rose Brown (F) def. Grace Burrows 3-6, 6-3, (10-4); Anna Blair Thomas (F) def. Katie Sink 6-4, 6-2; Maddie Maxwell (W) def. Sophia Meszaros 6-4, 6-4; Mia Hamblin (F) def. Aidan Cobb 6-0, 6-1; Cappa Hill (F) def. Grace Meyer 6-1, 6-0.

Adkins-Thomas (F) def. Agra-Burrows 8-3; Brown-Meszaros (F) def. Sink-Maxwell 8-6; Hill-Reagan Brown (F) def. Cobb-Meyer 8-3.

CROSS-COUNTRY

CBA boys 2nd in tri-meet

PIKEVILLE — The C.B. Aycock boys were a distant second behind D.H. Conley in three-team 3-A/4-A Eastern Carolina Conference cross-country meet, hosted by the Golden Falcons on Wednesday.

Aycock was led by third-place Chance Hobday, who completed the 5-kilometer course in 18 minutes, 54 seconds, while teammate Davis Carroll was fifth overall in 19:32. The Falcons tallied 50 points, well behind Conley with 20. The Vikings had the top two finishers in Peyton Walters and A.J. Miller. Walters won the race in 18:47, three seconds ahead of Miller.

Guy Crane (13th, 21:41), Chris Crow (14th, 21:43) and Brady LaVoie (15th, 22:13) accounte for the rest of Aycock’s points.

Conley also won the girls team competition with Jennifer Perez leading a parade of Lady Vikings across the finish line, finishing in 22:23.

Aycock didn’t have enough runners for a team score and the first Lady Falcon to finish was Taylor Nevin-Burke, who was 21st in 32:57.

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