Watauga girls' tennis

HICKORY — The Watauga girls’ tennis team claimed a 9-0 victory over St. Stephens to stay unbeaten in the Northwestern Conference.

The Pioneers improved to 5-0 overall, 3-0 in the NWC. Watauga’s No. 1-seeded singles player Jadyn Kadyk claimed a 6-0, 6-0 win over Natalie Harper. Kadyk teamed with Amira Younce to win 8-0 in No. 1 doubles, while Younce won a hard-fought 7-5, 6-4 victory over Liza Sakhonenko.

Watauga’s Alaina Muse picked up a 7-5, 6-3 win over Sophie Hainor at No. 3 singles and the Pioneers’ Madison Ogden took a 6-0, 6-3 win over Klaire Starr at No. 4 singles.

Watauga’s Jillian Russert beat St. Stephens’ Zoey Boston 7-5, 6-2 in No. 5 singles and Watauga’s Magali Turner took a 6-1, 6-1 victory over Chloe Abbott in No. 6 singles.

Muse and Turner teamed together to beat Hainor and Boston 8-2 at No. 2 doubles, while Carolina Davidson and Ogden teamed to beat Starr and Abbott 8-6.

Watauga hosts McDowell on Sept. 23.

Watauga 9. St. Stephens 0

Singles

Jadyn Kaduk (W) d. Natalie Harper, 6-0, 6-0

Amira Younce (W) d. Liza Sakhonenko, 6-0, 6-0

Alaina Muse (W) d. Sophie Hainor, 7-5, 6-3

Madison Ogden (W) d. Klaire Staf, 6-0, 6-3

Jillian Russert (W) d, Zoey Boston, 7-5, 6-2

Magali Turner (W) d. Chloe Abbott, 6-1, 6-1

Doubles

Kaduk/Younce (W) d. Harper/Sakhonenko, 8-0

Muse/Turner (W) d. Hainor/Boston, 8-2

Carolina Davidson/Ogden (W) d. Starr/Abbott/ 8-6

Exhibition

Ellary Maiden/Mattie Suggs (W) won 8-4

Sarah Goode/Macayla Kanoy (W) lost 6-8

Browning Proctor/Serena Jewell-Miller (W) won 8-0

Russert/Laurel West (W) won 8-0

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