Prep Roundup: Spartans drop match at Louisburg
Kerr-Vance’s tennis team was defeated 6-3 Monday at Louisburg High School.
The Spartans (2-10) were scheduled to visit Cary Christian in Eastern Plains Independent Conference play on Tuesday.
LOUISBURG 6, KVA 3
No. 1 — LHS’s Max Kohn def. Taylor Abbott 6-1, 6-0.
No. 2 — KVA’s William Parish def. Alejandro Rivera 1-6, 7-5, (11-9).
No. 3 — LHS’s Christian Rowe def. Spencer Turner 6-2, 6-0.
No. 4 — LHS’s Dillon Phillips def. Curtis Murphy 6-2, 6-1.
No. 5 — LHS’s Quint Hester def. Pierce Parker 6-2, 7-6 (7-5).
No. 6 — LHS’s Reed Wheless def. Zach Ellington 6-0, 6-1.
No. 1 — KVA’s Abbott and Parish def. Josh Stine and Tyler Norris 8-0.
No. 2 — KVA’s Turner and Parker def. Max Cockman and Josh Perry 8-1.
No. 3 — LHS’s Max Jones and Z. Johnson def. Murphy and Ellington 9-8 (7-3).
KVA splits against Parrott
The Kerr-Vance lacrosse teams split matches at Parrott Academy on Monday.
The middle school Spartans won 19-1 and the varsity squad lost 5-1.
“It’s the best game I’ve ever seen a KVA middle school team play,” said Spartans coach Scott Burnette. “Both our defense and offense played really well.”
Gabriel Carr led the Spartans with six goals, followed by Max Perry with five; Jack Cheever and Brian Himmell each had three and Richard Allen tallied two. Cheever and Carr led the team in ground balls.
The varsity Spartans returned from nearly a three-week layoff due to weather postponements and spring break.
John Carr opened the scoring for KVA with a goal on an assist from Sam Fuquay with about five minutes left in the first quarter.
Parrott led 3-1 lead at the half.
“We got outplayed and out-hustled today,” said Burnette. “The better team won today.”
Burnette highlighted the play of KVA goalie Jordan Smith, who had 10 saves.
The Spartans return to action next Monday at home against Wesleyan Christian Academy.