BLUEFIELD, Va. —
The Graham girls tennis team made it four wins in four nights, defeating Bland County 9-0 on Thursday afternoon.
Graham, which is now 11-1, and 3-0 in the Southern Empire Conference (39), also defeated Galax 8-1 on Wednesday, Richlands 8-1 on Tuesday, and blanked Narrows 9-0 and 6-0 in two matches on Monday.
Caitlin Williams, who competed in the state tournament last season, defeated Tia Thompson 8-1, and then combined with Rebecca Day to win a doubles match 8-0.
Graham will complete the regular season next week, with two matches against Fort Chiswell and one with Grayson County.
The G-Girls will host the Conference 39 team tournament the following week, and will host the Southern Empire Conference singles and doubles competition the week of May 26, all at the Bluefield City Courts.
Caitlin Williams (G) def. Tia Thompson 8-1; Rebecca Day (G) def. Anna Mishoe 8-0; Haley Sheets (G) def. Stephanie Blankenship 8-2; Misbah Muzaffer (G) def. Jessie Via 8-0; MyKenzie Roach (G) def. Lindsay Sarver 8-0; Caroline Johnson (G) wins by default.
Williams-Day (G) def. Thompson-Mishoe 8-0; Sheets-Cyma Mounzer (G) def. Blankenship-Via 8-0; Muzaffer-Roach (G) won by default.
Fort Chiswell 2
NARROWS, Va. — Casey Richardson clubbed an RBI double, and Tiffany Perdue scattered four hits, leading the Green Wave past the Pioneers.
Perdue struck out two batters for Narrows, and Megan Weatherly had a hit for the Green Wave, who had just hits off Fort Chiswell hurler Abby Burris.
Olivia Viers led the Pioneers with three hits.
Narrows (7-9), which won three of four games this week, will host Grayson County on Tuesday.
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Narrows..................................003 200 x — 5 2 2
Abby Burris and Olivia Viers. Tiffany Perdue and Kalyn Neal. W—Perdue; L—Burris.
PikeView 13, Independence 10
GARDNER — The PikeView Panthers held off the Independence Patriots, Wednesday night in a battle of Top 6, Class AA teams.
The No. 6 Panthers got three hits apiece from Jordan Hardin, Keian Lee, Zach Meadows, Hunter Moses and Austin Cordell. Hardin knocked in four runs and collected is 100th hit against the No. 2 Patriots.
Levi Nash picked up the pitching win in relief.
PikeView improved to 19-7 with the win. The Panthers earned a small measure of revenge, after the Patriots defeated PikeView to advance to the Class AA state tournament last season.