TRINITY — Wheatmore moved another step closer to a perfect run through the conference.
The Warriors downed rival Trinity 8-1 in PAC-7 2A girls tennis Monday at Wheatmore, cruising for the most part but also losing a match for the first time this season.
Kara Comer defeated Thuy Ho while Hannah Carter beat Leah Mathai — both by 10-0 scores — atop the singles lineup for Wheatmore (7-0 overall, 7-0 PAC-7), which has just one more match before next week’s conference tournament.
Taylor Comer beat Abigail Todd 10-2 at No. 3 singles, and Hailey Hartley held off Carla Ramirez 10-4 in a fairly lengthy match. Logan Rogers defeated Kenzi Johnson, and Kelly Carrick beat Madeline Richardson — both by 10-1 scores.
The Comer sisters won 8-2 at No. 1 doubles against Ho and Autumn Gentry, while Isabel Cribbs and Hannah Wilson won 8-3 at No. 3 against Kacey Fulcher and Addie Pendry.
But Trinity’s Todd and Johnson topped Hartley and Carrick, who won a hard-fought No. 3 doubles match 9-8 (10-8) in the teams’ previous meeting, by a score of 8-6 in another close match to halt the Warriors’ streak of sweeps.
Wheatmore has won eight conference titles the previous 11 seasons. The conference tournament will be Tuesday, June 1, at 10 a.m. at Wheatmore.
Qualifiers from the PAC-7, which will have four qualifiers in both singles and doubles, will advance to the 2A Mideast regional June 18-19 at Chapel Hill’s Cedar Falls Park. The state tournament will follow June 25-26.
This year, because of the shortened season due to the pandemic, there will not be a dual-team tournament, and champions will be crowned based on points during the regional tournaments and then the state tournament.