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Newton-Conover fought back from an early deficit against Hickory on Monday to win a hard fought non-conference match.
The Red Devils (7-1, 4-0) trailed early in the match after the Red Tornadoes picked up two early victories as Hunter Coffey defeated Hunter Nestor 6-0, 6-1 and Valentin Waltenberger defeated Tyler Barrymore 7-6 (7-4), 6-1.Â
Newton-Conover rallied with four consecutive singles wins. Senior Hang â€śBubbaâ€ť Choi picked up a quick opening set victory over Alex Arditti and held on in the second set to win 6-1, 7-5.
Fellow senior John Reid also won his first set, 6-1, and held on to win his second set, 7-5, over Brad Bowman.
Junior Ryan Lampe survived a tough challenge from Daniel May, as the two played a longÂ match with a lot of points. Lampe edged May in the end of both games and pulled out a hard-fought 7-5, 6-4 victory.
The final singles win that pushed the Red Devils ahead 4-2 was sophomore John Tateâ€™s 6-4, 6-2 victory over Joseph Espiritu.
Despite being down heading into doubles competition, the Red Tornadoes didnâ€™t give up. They played long points throughout all of their doubles matches.
The Red Devils clinched the match victory with a 8-2 doubles win by Choi and Lampe over Arditti and May. Reid and Tate were also victorious in doubles with a win over Bowman and Waltenberger, 8-5.
Hickory finished strong and managed to pick up a third victory in the match when Espiritu and Coffey defeated Barrymore and Nestor.Â
Newton-Conoverâ€™s next match is scheduled for today, as the Red Devils try to improve their Catawba Valley Athletic Conference record to 5-0, when they face Draughn.View more articles in: