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Originally published: 2014-04-12 04:17:27
Last modified: 2014-04-12 04:24:21

Watauga's boys' tennis team blanks Freedom

by Staff Reports

Watauga's boys' tennis team celebrated senior day by drubbing Freedom 9-0 in Northwestern Conference play Thursday.

The Pioneers (10-2, 7-0 NWC) clinched the NWC championship.

Watauga's two seniors -- Landon Taylor and Josh Lampkins, both posted straight-set victories. Taylor, playing No. 1 singles, swept Nick Bruinsma 6-0, 6-0.

Lampkins, who normally plays No. 6 singles, but was moved to the No. 2 seed, had no trouble making the adjustment. He cruised past Warren Bristol 6-2, 6-1.

Lampkins and Taylor had similar success at No. 1 doubles. The two teamed to beat Bruinsma and Bristol 8-1.

The rest of the Pioneers also posted easy singles victories.

Dristen Trate, playing No. 3 singles, beat Braxton Ervin 6-1, 6-0. Caleb Gould beat Dalton Huffman 6-0, 6-1 at No. 4 singles, and Will Spinetto added a 6-2, 6-0 win over Clark Harney at No. 5 singles.

Brody O'Neal beat Kevin Martinez 6-2, 6-0 at No. 6 singles.

Gould and Blake Howser captured an 8-5 win at No. 2 doubles, and O'Neal teamed with senior Phillip Bransford to beat Martinez and Antwan Campbell 8-0 at No. 3 doubles.


Watauga 9 Freedom 0


Landon Taylor (W) d. Nick Bruinsma, 6-0 6-0

Josh Lampkins (W) d. Warren Bristol, 6-2 6-1

Dristen Trate (W) d. Braxton Ervin, 6-1 6-0

Caleb Gould (W) d. Dalton Huffman, 6-0 6-1

Will Spinetto (W) d. Clark Harney, 6-2 6-0

Brody O'Neal (W) d. Kevin Martinez, 6-2 6-0


Taylor/Lampkins (W) d. Bruinsma/Bristol, 8-1

Gould/Blake Howser (W) d. Ervin/Huffman, 8-5

O'Neal/ Phillip Bransford(W) d. Martinez/Antwan Cambell, 8-0

Girls' lacrosse

R.J. Reynolds' girls' lacrosse team took a big halftime lead and cruised to a 13-5 victory over Watauga at Leigh Cooper Wallace Field Thursday.

Reynolds took a 10-1 lead by halftime on the Pioneers. Watauga keeper Meghan Bisignani faced 19 shots from Reynolds. She managed to stop nine of them.

Sarah Williams had four saves on seven shots, as Watauga outscored Reynolds 4-3 in the second half.

Cami Hastings and Courtney Kapral each had two goals for Watauga. Elle Sloboda added a goal for Watauga, who play at Bishop-McGuinness on Monday.