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With overwhelming efficiency in singles contests, teams from Lake Wilson Tennis Club were successful in USTA Junior Team Tennis Downeast League matches this week.
The 18U edition improved to 4-1 with a 7-2 victory over host Greene County Tennis Association on Tuesday, while the 14U squad also improved to 4-1 following a 4-1 win against visiting River Birch Tennis Center of Greenville on Wednesday.
In 18U play, Lake Wilson won five of the six doubles matches after McGuire Metts, Logan Adkins, Wesley Owens, Jae Jin Lee and Vincent Phillips wrapped up eight-game pro set wins. Metts and Adkins produced 8-2 wins at the top of the singles lineup from Nos. 1 and 2, respectively.
Owens, Metts and Adkins finished the match off with doubles conquests, led by Owens-Metts legging out a 9-8 victory at the No. 1 doubles spot over GCTA’s Paul Miller-Tucker Williams. Adkins, a rising junior at Fike High, paired with Snyder Pearson to get an 8-0 win at No. 2.
A pair of singles and doubles wins defined the 14U win over River Birch.
Pearson and Blake Mastman opened play with wins at Nos. 1 and 2 singles, and Mastman-Pearson helped clinch the outcome with an 8-5 win at No. 1 doubles. Anchoring the doubles sweep was Caroline Adkins-Joseph Joyner at No. 2 doubles, who outlasted River Birch’s Catherine Adams-Jonah Chatham 8-4.
The 18U team visits Baywood Racquet Club of Winterville on Tuesday, with the 14U edition visiting Greene County on Monday.
LAKE WILSON 7, GREENE COUNTY 2
McGuire Metts (LW) def. Paul Miller 8-2; Logan Adkins (LW) def. Tucker Williams 8-2; Jeremy Dawson (GC) def. Snyder Pearson 8-3; Wesley Owens (LW) def. McKinsey Harper 8-4; Jae Jin Lee (LW) def. Abbigail Shackleford 8-5; Vincent Phillips (LW) def. Venancia Miller 8-6.
Owens-Metts (LW) def. Miller-Williams 9-8; Adkins-Pearson (LW) def. Shackleford-Dawson 8-0; Harper-Miller (GC) def. Lee-Phillips 8-4.
LAKE WILSON 4, RIVER BIRCH 1
Snyder Pearson (LW) def. Vivek Lanka 8-2; Blake Mastman (LW) def. Avery Steffensen 8-5; Cecilia Richardson (LW) def. Lawson O’Hara 8-5.
Mastman-Pearson (LW) def. Chatham-Steffensen 8-5; Caroline Adkins-Joseph Joyner (LW) def. Catherine Adams-Jonah Chatham 8-4.