The top-ranked Lady Bears improved to 12-0 on the season with a 9-0 win over Starmount on Thursday.
The win over the Rams is Mount Airy’s eighth victory of the season in which the Bears didn’t drop a single match. Mount Airy has only lost seven individual matches all season (five singles, two doubles) and only one was against a fellow Northwest 1A Conference teams.
The Bears, ranked No. 1 in the state’s 1A division by the N.C. High School Tennis Coaches Association, lead the NW1A Conference with an 8-0 record. East Wilkes is second at 6-2, with both losses coming to Mount Airy, followed by Elkin at 4-3, North Stokes at 3-3, Starmount at 2-4, Alleghany at 2-5 and South Stokes at 0-8.
Mount Airy only lost four individual games in the win over Starmount. No. 1 seed Carrie Marion and No. 2 Ella Brant each won a set 6-1 and took the other 6-0. The duo teamed together in No. 1 doubles and won 8-2. All remaining matches were shutout wins for the Bears.
Full results for Mount Airy vs. Starmount are below:
No. 1 Carrie Marion def. Camryn Shore 6-0, 6-1
No. 2 Ella Brant def. Caroline Wood 6-1, 6-0
No. 3 Kancie Tate def. Adan Lakey 6-0, 6-0
No. 4 Audrey Marion def. Tania Lorenzo 6-0, 6-0
No. 5 Charlotte Hauser def. Mattie Tavano 6-0, 6-0
No. 6 Lily Morris def. Mariana Arroyo 6-0, 6-0
No. 1 Carrie Marion and Brant def. Shore and Wood 8-2
No. 2 Hauser and Tate def. Lakey and Lorenzo 8-0
No. 3 Audrey Marion and Morris def. Keely Martin and Isabel Ferrera 8-0
Mount Airy travels to North Stokes on Tuesday and hosts North Surry Wednesday.