WHS boys' tennis outlasts Concord 5-4
by Staff Reports
CONCORD — Watauga’s tennis team beat Concord 5-4 in the Pioneers’ first match of the season.
Watauga was tied 3-3 with the Spiders going into doubles play. Landon Taylor and Harrison Battle won an 11-10 victory over B.J. Beacher and Ryan Harvey at No. 1 doubles, while Noah Moomaw and Will Spinetto combined at No. 3 doubles to beat Zane Rollins and Kevin Garcia 10-4.
Concord’s No. 2 team of Grant O’Brian and Casey Aldridge beat Watauga’s Caleb Gould and Dristan Trate 10-3.
Taylor and Battle also won their singles matches. Taylor, playing No. 1 singles, beat Beacher 6-2, 6-2. Playing No. 2 singles, Battle beat O’Brian 6-3, 6-3.
Trate beat Rollins 6-0, 6-2 at No. 5 singles.
Concord got a singles victory from Aldridge, Harvey and Ryan Kovacic. Aldridge beat Gould 6-2, 6-0 at No. 3 singles, while Harvey beat Brody O’Neal at No. 4. Kovacic beat Moomaw at No. 6 singles 6-1, 4-6, 1-0.
Watauga is scheduled to play Thursday at Wilkes Central.
Watauga 5 Concord 4
Landon Taylor (W) d. B.J. Beecher 6-2 6-2
Harrison Battle (W) d Grant O'Brian 6-3 6-3
Casey Aldridge (C) d. Caleb Gould 6-2 6-0
Ryan Harvey (C) d. Brody O'Neal 6-1 6-0
Dristan Trate(W) d. Zane Rollins 6-0 6-2
Ryan Kovacic (C) d. Noah Moomaw 6-1 4-6 1-0
Taylor/Battle (W) d. Beecher/Harvey 11-10
O'Brian/Aldridge (C) d. Gould/Trate 10-3
Moomaw/Will Spinetto (W) d. Rollins/Kevin Garcia 10-4
Jack Takla/RiedO'Brian (C) d. Josh Lampkins /Brody O'Neal 8-6
Andrew Skeens (W) d. David Morgan 7-5 6-2
Tristan Hindman (C) d. Ryan Schlecht 6-4 6-2