Lady Eagles ace South Robeson in tennis

ELIZABETHTOWN –The Lady Eagles knocked off visiting South Robeson on Thursday, whitewashing the short-staffed Lady Mustangs 9-0 in a Three Rivers Conference tennis match.

East Bladen gave up just three points in the match, and wonthree matches by forfeit.

In singles, Jayme Lee Frady earned an 8-0 win at No. 1; Ting Lin won 8-1 at No. 2; Anna Kate White took an 8-0 win at No. 3; Lily Lin got an 8-0 win at No. 4; Sammi Jiang won by forfeit at No. 5; and Carlie West won by forfeit at No. 6.

In doubles, the Lady Eagles’ tandem of Frady and Ting Lin earned an 8-0 win at No. 1; Olivia Barnes and Carleigh Devane took an 8-2 win at No. 2; and East Bladen won by forfeit at No. 3.




— In Clinton on Thursday, the visiting Eagles suffered their first loss of the season when the host Dark Horses scored in both halves to earn a 3-0 non-conference victory.

Clinton put a goal into the net in the first half to take a 1- advantage into intermission, then tacked on a pair of second-half goals to seal the win.




— On Tuesday, East Bladen and East Columbus finished up a suspended match, with the lady gators picking up a 6-3 win.

In singles, Ting Lin took an 8-2 win at No. 2; and Lily Lin earned an 8-4 win at No. 4.

In doubles, the duo of Anna Kate White and Lily Lin got a tough 9-7 win at No. 2.

— In Dublin on Thursday, rain stopped play in a key Three Rivers Conference matchup between West Bladen and South Columbus. But before the rain fell, the visiting Lady Stallions had taken a 4-2 lead through the singles competition.

The Knights’ two singles win came from Autumn Brisson at No. 4 by the score of 6-4, 4-6, 10-8 (tie-breaker); and Alyssa Smith at No. 6 by the scores of 6-4, 5-7, 10-8 (tie-breaker).

The two teams will complete the match when West Bladen travels to Tabor City on Oct. 10.




— In Rowland on Thursday, the Lady Eagles rallied from an 0-1 deficit to sweep the next three games and take a Three Rivers Conference match from host South Robeson by the scores of 19-25, 25-19, 25-16 and 25-22.

Sarah Johnson led East Bladen with 18 service winners; Kaley Smith added 12 service points; Faith Johnson had 10 service points.
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