Lady Rams edge Lawrence

Published 8:50 am Friday, September 16, 2022

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MERRY HILL – Ridgecroft School used wins in all three doubles matches here earlier this week to edge Lawrence Academy, 5-4, in a Tarheel Independent Conference girls tennis match.

In the top-seeded doubles match, Elizabeth Brown and Kaye Chamblee defeated Addie Phelps and Lacy Spruill, 8-6.

The second-seeded duo of Sydney Jones and Molly Brown topped Abby Rose and Adrianna Geramita, 8-2.

In the third-seeded doubles match, Ridgecroft completed the sweep as Avery Byrum teamed with Karley Rose to defeat Megan Corey and Olivia Tynch, 8-5.

Lawrence won four of the six singles matches led by Phelps defeating Jones (6-0, 6-2) in a battle between #1 seeds.

At #3, Abby Rose won a three-set thriller vs. Molly Brown (6-4, 4-6, 10-7).

Fifth seeded Megan Corey topped Karley Rose (6-4, 6-2) and Olivia Tynch defeated Annie Batts – 6-4, 7-6 (7-4) – in the sixth seeded singles match.

Ridgecroft’s two victories in singles play came courtesy of straight set wins by #2 Kaye Chamblee (6-1, 6-1 vs. Lucy Spruill) and #4 Avery Byrum (6-2, 6-0 vs. Adrianna Geramita).

Ridgecroft used the win to remain unbeaten (4-0) in conference action while raising their overall record to 4-3.