Clinton opens tennis season with wins


By Mike Carter - Sports Writer



Clinton’s Zach Darden fires a serve during a singles match against Green Central. Darden picked up a hard fought win to help the Dark Horses secure an impressive win over a traditionally strong program. To view more photos from this match, visit the sports section on atthe18foto.smugmug.com.


Clinton’s Jared Hall returns a serve during his singles match agains Green Central on Thursday afternoon. To view more photos from this match, visit the sports section on atthe18foto.smugmug.com


The Clinton Dark Horses men’s tennis team opened their season with two wins this past week. The Dark Horses got the season off on the right foot with a pair of non-conference wins. On Wednesday the Dark Horses traveled to Smithfield Selma and then returned home to face traditional power Greene Central on Thursday afternoon.

Clinton opened the season with a double-header win at Smithfield Selma on Wednesday by scores of 6-3 and 6-2. Winning singles matches for the Dark Horses were Zach Darden, Jared Hall, Luke Swartz, and Turner Wells. Doubles matches were won by the teams of John Fox with Jared Hall, Zach Darden with Tyler Kersey, and Luke Swartz with Turner Wells.

The Dark Horses returned home on Thursday afternoon and defeated the Greene Central Rams by a count of 6-2. Winning singles matches for the Dark Horses were Zach Darden, Luke Swartz, Peter Darden, and Turner Wells. Winning doubles matches were John Fox with Jared Hall and Peter Darden with Turner Wells.

Clinton is 3-0 on the young season and will travel to Triton next Tuesday for a non-conference doubleheader beginning at 4 o’clock.

Reach Mike Carter at [email protected]

By Mike Carter

Sports Writer

Clinton’s Zach Darden fires a serve during a singles match against Green Central. Darden picked up a hard fought win to help the Dark Horses secure an impressive win over a traditionally strong program. To view more photos from this match, visit the sports section on atthe18foto.smugmug.com.
http://clintonnc.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_DSC_9775.jpgClinton’s Zach Darden fires a serve during a singles match against Green Central. Darden picked up a hard fought win to help the Dark Horses secure an impressive win over a traditionally strong program. To view more photos from this match, visit the sports section on atthe18foto.smugmug.com.

Clinton’s Jared Hall returns a serve during his singles match agains Green Central on Thursday afternoon. To view more photos from this match, visit the sports section on atthe18foto.smugmug.com
http://clintonnc.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_DSC_9794-1-.jpgClinton’s Jared Hall returns a serve during his singles match agains Green Central on Thursday afternoon. To view more photos from this match, visit the sports section on atthe18foto.smugmug.com

Reach Mike Carter at [email protected]

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