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Boys Varsity Tennis · Tennis—Wildcats defeat Portland 7-0. To play Beech Tuesday

GLADEVILLE – The Wilson Central Wildcats blew past Portland on Thursday with a 7-0 win over the Panthers.

The Wildcats remained undefeated on the season and jumped out quick in doubles with a pair of 8-0 wins. Seniors Akbar Rahmani and Houston Wood swept past Portland’s Cris Betanour and Lonnie White at the number one doubles position.

This was followed by juniorDSC_0380 Braden Hammer and senior Sean Moran’s 8-0 win over Brandon Meador and Jacob Tonkin at the two doubles spot to give Wilson Central (5-0 in District 9-AAA, 9-0 overall) a commanding 2-0 lead.

Wilson Central picked up another win as Portland was forced to forfeit the number five position, and Wood clinched the match with the fourth point as he defeated White 8-0 at number two singles.

Soon after sophomore Michael Mercante polished off Betanour 8-0 at the top singles spot, and Rahmani picked up an 8-1 win over Meador to give the Wildcats their sixth point.

Junior Andrew Denning picked up the final point for Wilson Central with his 8-0 win over Tonkin.

Wilson Central will travel to Drakes Creek to take on Beech in a huge District 9-AAA matchup on Tuesday. Stewarts Creek pays a visit to Wilson Central next Thursday followed by a visit from Father Ryan for the final home match of the season.

Wilson Central boys 7, Portland 0

1. Michael Mercante (W) d. Cris Betanour (P) 8-0
2. Houston Wood (W) d. Lonnie White (P) 8-0
3. Akbar Rahmani (W) d. Brandon Meador (P) 8-1
4. Andrew Denning (W) d. Jacob Tonkin 8-0 (P) 8-0
5. Wilson Central wins by default
1. Rahmani/Wood (W) d. Betanour/White (P) 8-0
2. Braden Hammer/Sean Moran (W) d. Meador/Tonkin (P) 8-0