By Mike Carter Sports Writer
April 11, 2014
Clinton’s Tennis team won both Four County Conference tournament singles and doubles titles on Wednesday in matches played at Clinton High School. Daniel Ko won the singles title and Aaron Viser/Conner Bass won the doubles. Ko defeated West Bladen’s Mike Labra 7-5, 6-1 and then defeated West Bladen’s Luke Taylor 6-0, 6-1 to clinch the title. Viser/Bass defeated a pair of West Bladen’s doubles teams to win their title, losing only one game in two matches to run their overall record to 10-1 as a team this year.
Clinton’s other singles player, Corey Gilpin, lost his first round match to 2nd place finisher Luke Taylor of West Bladen 6-3, 6-4 in a hard-fought match. Clinton’s other doubles team, Jared Hall/Tyler Kersey finished third in tourney, defeating West Bladen’s three doubles team to get the last regional spot.
Daniel Ko, Viser/Bass, and Hall/Kersey all advance to the Mideast 2A Regional in Reidsville May 2nd and 3rd. The team returns to action next Wednesday in a match against Cape Fear to prepare for their first round dual team match April 29th.