Vikings Claim Conference Tennis Championship
The Union Pines boys’ tennis team knocked off Northwood 9-0 Tuesday, improving its record to 16-0 in the process.
Having already clinched the Cape Fear Valley Conference regular season championship with an 10-0 record, the Vikings proved that going out of conference to play the Chargers at Northwood provided the same results — a win.
John Dangerfield, the team’s No. 1 singles player who teams with Jordan Allen at No. 1 doubles, became the 33rd Viking to win 100 career matches at the school.
By virtue of winning the conference title, the Vikings will enter the dual team state 3-A playoffs as the conference’s No. 1 seed.
Union Pines 9 Northwood 0
Singles — John Dangerfield (UP) defeated Chris Cole 6-0, 6-0; Kyle Gatti (UP) def. Zafer Estill 6-2, 6-2; Adam Howard (UP) def. Daniel Wells 6-0, 6-0; Jordan Allen (UP) def. Brady Kelly 6-l, 6-0; Dylan Dinkins (UP) def. Alex Watkins 6-0, 6-1; Matt Lorenz (UP) def. Gasten Fitts 6-0, 6-2.
Doubles — Dangerfield-Allen (UP) def. Cole-Estill 8-0; Gatti-Howard (UP) def. Kelly-Watkins 8-0; Dinkins-Ben White (UP) def. Wells-Fitts 8-2.
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