Gray Stone women’s tennis wins YVC championship

Published 8:21 am Friday, October 12, 2018

The Gray Stone women’s tennis team, coached by Orlando Castillo, went into Oct. 3’s home match with North Stanly needing a win to secure the Yadkin Valley Conference championship.

Playing on the Pfeiffer University courts, the Knights took five of six singles matches and added two doubles wins to claim the 2018 championship, 7-2, over the second-place Comets.

Gray Stone will have the No. 1 seed from the YVC heading into the dual team tennis playoffs slated to start Oct. 17.  North Stanly will be the No. 2 seed.


  1. Emma Bost (GS) d. Faith Wang 6-4, 6-1
  2. Lilley Brookshire (GS) d. Andi Billingsley 6-0, 6-0
  3. Mia Taggart (GS) d. Elithe Hudson 6-3, 6-4
  4. Ella Hedenskog (GS) d. Josie Luther 6-1, 6-3
  5. Kate Van Horn (GS) d. Katie Earnhardt 7-6 (8-6), 6-4)
  6. Vanna Vang (NS) d. Jordan Loflin (GS) 6-3 ,6-0


  1. Brookeshire/ Bost (GS) d. Billingsley / Wang 10-1
  2. Hudson / Luther (NS) won 10-1
  3. Alexa Bolin / Jenna Robinson (GS) d. Vang / Earnhardt 8-6.

About Charles Curcio

Charles Curcio has served as the sports editor of the Stanly News & Press for more than 16 years and has written numerous news and feature storeis as well. He was awarded the NCHSAA Tim Stevens Media Representative of the Year and named CNHI Sports Editor of the Year in 2014. He has also won an award from Boone Newspapers, and has won four North Carolina Press Association awards.

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