Twin brothers Jake and Davis Moubry have played a vital role for the Union Pines boys tennis team all season, and continued to do so on Monday in an 8-1 win over Harnett Central at home in a game set to honor the only two seniors for the Vikings.
“We’re just delighted with these two kids,” Union Pines coach John Frye said after the match during the senior night ceremony. “Davis and Jake are about as close to perfection as you can get.”
Jake and Davis both won their singles matches, Davis did so in straight 6-0 sets in No. 5 singles. Jake claimed a 6-1, 6-0 win on Tuesday as Union Pines (5-0) won all but one of the singles matches.
The right-handed and left-handed combo then served up an 8-2 win in No. 2 doubles.
“We’re delighted with our two senior boys,” Frye said.
In the other matches, Aaron Scodius continued his undefeated streak in singles this season with a 6-0, 6-1 victory in No. 3 singles.
Luke O’Donnell and Caleb Downing won in Nos. 1 and 2 singles, respectively, with 6-0, 6-0 wins. They did not surrender a point in the match as they closed out an 8-0 win in doubles action together.
Scodius and Jack Carmichael won 8-4 in No. 3 doubles.
Union Pines plays at home on Tuesday against Chatham Central.
Vikings Squeak Out Win at Lee County
For the first time in Tri-County Conference play, the Union Pines girls soccer team played a whole contest, and were in a heated battle through much of the match as the Vikings won 1-0 at Lee County on Monday.
Lexi Robbins scored the goal for the Vikings (10-0, 6-0 Tri-County) in the second half of the contest.
Union Pines hosts Southern Lee on Tuesday.
In other county soccer action on Monday, Uwharrie Charter handed North Moore a 4-0 loss on the road. North Moore is 2-4 on the season.
Pirates Outslug Patriots in Softball Action
As shown over the last few games, the Pinecrest softball team’s continual growth at the plate came with a 15-hit showing against Lumberton on Monday. Six errors were committed by the Patriots at home, leading to a 21-12 loss to Lumberton.
Four Pinecrest (1-8) players had multiple hits in the loss, led by junior shortstop Aniyah Jackson’s four hits and three RBIs.
After Lumberton (7-4, 5-4 Sandhills) opened with five runs in the top of the first inning, Pinecrest posted three runs in the bottom half of the inning.
The scoreboard then began to light up in the final 4 ½ innings as 25 of the 33 runs were scored.
Pinecrest had a five-run bottom of the fourth inning, and Lumberton distanced its lead out to 21-10 entering the Patriots’ final at-bat with a six-run top of the seventh.
Freshman Maggie Drake had three hits and drove in two runs, senior Trista Gordon had two hits and two RBIs and sophomore Frances Manshew had a pair of RBIs for Pinecrest. Emily Jones and Amy Webb each had an RBI as well for the Patriots.
Lumberton senior August Smith went 4-for-5 with six RBIs.
Pinecrest travels to Scotland on Wednesday.
Patriots Too Much For Lumberton Soccer
For the 10th time in 11 outings this season, the Pinecrest girls soccer team claimed a mercy-rule victory with a 9-0 win over at halftime against Lumberton at home on Monday.
Senior Lauren Landry had a hat trick with three goals in the Patriots’ (11-0) win.
Junior Keaton Clark scored two goals and had an assist. Pinecrest has outscored its opponents 100-0 this season.
The other four goals came from Morgan McGuirt, Kamden Lewis, Victoria Kays and Sami O’Reilly.
Pinecrest plays at Scotland on Wednesday.
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