Ridgecroft wins final three

Published 6:48 pm Thursday, October 28, 2010

Ridgecroft School won its final three matches of the season to finish 13-3 overall.

The Lady Rams’ tennis team defeated Northeast Academy twice and then downed Lawrence Academy to score the trio of victories.

Ridgecroft Number one seed Caroline Bowman

In the two matches against Northeast, Ridgecroft won 5-4 and 6-3.

Lady Rams’ number one seed Caroline Bowman won both matches against her equal from Northeast, Kaylen Rose. Bowman won 6-0, 6-0 in the first outing and 8-1 in the second.

Alex Riddick won the battle of number two seeds over Ashlyn Bridgers both times. She defeated Bridgers 6-0, 6-2 and 8-1.

Ridgecroft number three seed Katie Futrell also won both outings. In the first matchup, she defeated Northeast’s Ivey Little 6-3 and 6-1 while she stopped Hayley Jones 8-4 in the second outing.

Miller Bryant, the number four seed for Ridgecroft, won both of her matchups. She defeated Haley Jones 6-3, 6-2 in the first meeting and then topped Mollie Cocke 8-0 in the second.

Northeast Academy’s Taylor Cocke won both matches at the number five position. She downed Ridgecroft’s Roxie Daniels by dual counts of 6-1 in the first match and by an 8-0 count in the second outing.

Allyson Leggett won the battle of number six seeds in both outings. The Northeast Academy Lady Eagle topped McKenzie Quattlebaum 6-0 and 6-0 in the first meeting and won 8-1 in the second.

Bowman and Riddick combined to win number one doubles in both matches. They defeated Rose and Jones 8-6 in the first contest and Rose and T. Cocke 8-5 in the second.

At number two, Northeast won the first outing when T. Cocke and Little combined to beat Futrell and Bryant by a final of 8-6. In the second contest, Futrell and Bryant came back and defeated Jones and M. Cocke by a final of 8-3.

Northeast won the number three matchup in both contests. In the first outing, Bridgers and Leggett defeated Daniels and Quattlebaum 8-5 while the same team won 8-6 in the second meeting.

After downing Northeast, the Lady Rams defeated Lawrence Academy 6-2. Ridgecroft swept the doubles portion of the event and won three of the five matches played in singles.

Bowman again started the winning ways at the top with an 8-4 victory over Hallie Corbett.

Lawrence’s Bailey Nelson won the battle of the number two seeds as darkness began to fall. She defeated Riddick 8-6.

Ridgecroft bounced back to win in the battles of seeds three and four. Futrell defeated McCaul Nelson 8-0 and Bryant topped Sarah Cowand 8-1.

The final completed match was Alyson Byrum of Lawrence edging Quattlebaum 9-7.

The battle of fifth seeds between Daniels and Brittany Lancaster had to be called due to darkness. Lancaster led 7-5 at the time.

Ridgecroft, however, swept the doubles action with Bowman and Riddick topping Corbett and B. Nelson 8-4.

Futrell and Bryant then defeated M. Nelson and Cowan by an 8-2 count before Daniels and Quattlebaum topped Lancaster and Byrum 8-6.

The three wins left Ridgecroft 13-3 for the season as they headed into the North Carolina Independent School Athletic Association 1-A playoffs.