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WildCats Defeat Salem in Second Clash of Season

WildCats Defeat Salem in Second Clash of Season

Score: Randolph 9, Salem 0

Records: Randolph-8 | Salem 3-10

Next Match:
Salem vs. Brevard | April 18 | Bert Lain Tennis Center | Winston-Salem, N.C. | 2:00 p.m.

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – The Randolph tennis team completed its season sweep of Salem with a 9-0 victory at the Bert Lain Tennis Center in Winston-Salem, N.C., on Saturday afternoon.

Randolph, which earned its first victory over the Spirits in the fall portion of the slate, is now 2-0 in head-to-head meetings with the Spirits. The WildCats opened Saturday's match with a victory in No. 3 doubles, as Cassidy Bell and Noura Elkhansa posted an 8-1 victory over the tandem of Alyson Gammons and Jasmine Scott. The second point came by virtue of a No. 1 doubles win by Valentina Santos and Jenna Fink, who defeated Emily Griffis and Alana Bridges by a score of 8-3.

Randolph put its third point of the match on the board as Harper Whetzel and Sabrina Dickerson downed Cadence Durham and Ashley Linden in No. 2 doubles.

Singles play began with Randolph claiming its fourth point from the fifth-seeded spot of Elkhansa took down Linden by scores of 6-3, 6-0. That was followed by the team-clinching fifth point, which came as Bell posted a 6-2, 6-1 win against Scott in No. 6 action.

The seventh Randolph point came in a clash of No. 2 singles as Dickerson posted a 6-0, 6-1 win over Griffis, and that was quickly followed by a 6-1, 6-2 victory in No. 1 action where Santos defeated Durham. Whetzel picked up the ninth point for the WildCats at No. 3, rallying from a first set loss to earn a 1-6, 6-3, 10-6 win over Bridges.

Singles competition
1. Valentina Santos (RANDWTEN) def. Cadence Durham (SAL) 6-1, 6-2
2. Sabrina Dickerson (RANDWTEN) def. Emily Griffis (SAL) 6-0, 6-1
3. Harper Whetzel (RANDWTEN) def. Alana Bridges (SAL) 1-6, 6-3, 10-6
4. Jenna Fink (RANDWTEN) def. Alyson Gammons (SAL) 6-2, 6-2
5. Noura Elkhansa (RANDWTEN) def. Ashley Linden (SAL) 6-3, 6-0
6. Cassidy Bell (RANDWTEN) def. Jasmine Scott (SAL) 6-2, 6-1

Doubles competition
1. Valentina Santos/Jenna Fink (RANDWTEN) def. Emily Griffis/Alana Bridges (SAL) 8-3
2. Harper Whetzel/Sabrina Dickerson (RANDWTEN) def. Cadence Durham/Ashley Linden (SAL) 8-3
3. Cassidy Bell/Noura Elkhansa (RANDWTEN) def. Alyson Gammons/Jasmine Scott (SAL) 8-1

Doubles Order of Finish: 3,1,2
Singles Order of Finish: 5,6,2,1,4,3