Cedar Ridge 9, Orange 0: With a critical road trip on tap for later today against Williams, the Cedar Ridge men’s tennis team has completed its first fourth straight dual win over its crosstown rival.
On Tuesday afternoon, the Red Wolves defeated the Panthers 7-2 at Panther Tennis Courts. Junior Josh Mayhew maintained his undefeated record for the season with a victory at #1 singles 6-1, 6-0. The Red Wolves swept all five singles matches. At #2, Eli Rachlin prevailed 6-2, 6-0 to improve to 5-1 on the season. Lev Bearman won at #3 singles 6-3, 6-1. Bearman is now 5-1 in 2022, as well.
In the only three-set match of the day, Walker Richards-Baker of Cedar Ridge and Orange’s Nathan Pavalonis battled into the third set. Pavalonis took the opening set 6-2. Richards-Baker fought back to win the second set 6-3. In the 10-point tiebreaker to determine the match, Richards-Baker won 10-8.
Holden Rachlin won at #5 singles 6-4, 6-2. At #6 singles, junior Seth Upchurch prevailed 6-2, 6-1.
Orange won two of the three doubles matches. At #1 doubles, Justin Conover and freshman Porter Pelphrey captured the first Panther match of the day 8-4. At #3 doubles, Orange’s Tristan Plummer and freshman Cameron Foster won 8-5. Cedar Ridge’s Richards-Baker and Bearman won the #2 doubles match 8-3.
Cedar Ridge 9, Western Alamance 0: On Monday, the Red Wolves remained undefeated in Central Carolina Conference play after beating Western Alamance at Red Wolves Tennis Courts.
Mayhew won at #1 singles 6-0, 6-0 to start the sweep. Eli Rachlin, Richards-Baker, Bearman, Holden Rachlin and Upchurch also collected singles wins.
In doubles, Mayhew teamed with Upchurch for a victory at #1. Holden and Eli Rachlin teamed to win at #2. Richards-Baker and Bearman earned the duke at #3. Cedar Ridge is 5-2 overall, 5-0 in the CCC.
Women’s Soccer: Cedar Ridge 5, South Granville 0:
The Cedar Ridge women’s soccer team rolled past South Granville in its season opener in Creedmoor on March 2. In her first varsity game, freshman Fleury Nicholson scored two goals. Another freshman, Sophia Feken, scored her first high school goal, as well. Junior Lillian Dyslin and sophomore Susanna DeMarchi also added goals as the Red Wolves won over the Vikings. Ianna Pfeifer collected an assist. Sophomore Addie Reid, a member of Cedar Ridge 3A State Championship volleyball team, earned the clean sheet in net.
Cedar Ridge 9, Clover Garden School 0: Nicholson and Pfeifer each collected hat tricks as the Red Wolves defeated the Grizzlies in its home opener on March 4. Nicholson had five goals only two games into the season.
DeMarchi added two goals and assisted on three others to come away with seven points on the night. Nicholson also assisted on a goal by Pfeifer. Freshman Celine Galla scored her first varsity goal. Junior midfielder Lillian Dyslin added three assists. Another freshman, Anna Peterson, notched an assist.
Goalkeeper Addie Reid played 52 minutes to pick up the win in net.
Orange 3, Western Alamance 1: The Orange women’s soccer team won its first game in the Central Carolina Conference game at Davis Morton Field. Two freshmen scored for the Lady Panthers. Elliana Sullivan-Gaddy scored her first varsity goal. Cora Bailey, another freshman, added insurance. Junior Sydney Rogers tallied another goal for Orange. Junior Abby Monteith earned the win in net by making ten saves.
Orange 3, Northwood 2: In the first game inside Northwood’s new soccer stadium, the Lady Panthers scored late to pull out the conference win. Sydney Rogers notches two goals for Orange in earning the win. Senior Bella Brown, who was Orange’s leading scorer last season, added another goal. Monteith made five saves for her second win of the season.