West Stanly women’s tennis wraps up successful season

Published 3:46 pm Saturday, November 6, 2021

The West Stanly Colts women’s tennis team put together a strong campaign this season.

West finished the regular season with a 12-1 record, the only loss coming in a non-conference match with Gray Stone. The Colts were 8-0 in the Rocky River Conference, winning the team’s second straight team title.

In the 2A dual team playoffs, West won its opening-round match at home versus No. 13 seeded Forbush, 6-3. West lost in the second round to No. 12 seeded Burns, 5-2, to finish 13-2 on the season.

Individually, the Colts had four players named to the All-Conference team, including Maryn Mauldin.

West senior Maryn Mauldin was the RRC women’s tennis Player of the Year and singles’ tournament champion. (Contributed)

The senior finished four years on the team, earning the conference’s Player of the Year honors. Mauldin also won the individual singles RRC tournament title.

Also named All-Conference for West was Aubrie Gats, who was the runner-up in the singles’ tournament.

Reagan Talley and Sue Pollard won the RRC doubles’ tournament title and were both named All-RRC for West. Another Colts duo, Faith Ellis and Kindal Helms, finished runner-up in the doubles tourney.

Two West players, Addison Griffin and Emma Pollard, were All-RRC Honorable Mention.

This year’s team was coached by Maddie Brown.

About Charles Curcio

Charles Curcio was the sports editor of the Stanly News & Press from 1999-2001 and has currently served in the same capacity since 2008. 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 been honored twice by the North Carolina Press Association.

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