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Comet tennis cruises past Prince Edward

South Boston News / April 16, 2018
Halifax County High School boys’ tennis breezed past Prince Edward, 9-0, at home on Thursday.

“Coach Palmore and I were wondering how the guys would respond coming back from Spring Break and a two week layoff between matches. Sometimes in the past we have come out a little rusty in those situations. But they all came out strong and played smart tennis. When we did have moments where we had errors we quickly brushed them off and rebounded strongly. That has been a huge part of the success this year. If these guys mess up, they put it behind them and move on to the next point,” said coach David Riddle.

“We were able to get all the varsity players into matches for the second straight match. Getting everyone experience is always a good thing. We want all of the players to be ready if they are called on to start. The veterans and the newcomers are all playing huge right now,” said Riddle. Halifax is 7-3, 3-0 Piedmont District.


1. Jacob Wenzel (HC) def Aaron Weese 8-2;

2. Ben Irby (HC) def Conner Stimpert 8-0;

3. Gordon Taylor (HC) def Tyvonn Spencer 8-2;

4. Minjune Kim (HC) def Matt Harrison 8-1;

5. Owen McAbee (HC) def Dustin Faircloth 8-0;

6. Drew Salley (HC) def Jordan McDougald 8-0.


1. Wenzel/Taylor (HC) def Weese/Stimpert 8-2;

2. Irby/McAbee (HC) def Spencer/Harrison 8-2;

3. Luke Redd/Andrew Cole (HC) def Faircloth/McDougald 8-1.

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