Lady Titans fall to Hickory in regular-season finale

McDowell's Mary Grace Smith lunges for the ball during a recent tennis match.

The McDowell Lady Titan tennis team fell 9-0 to Hickory in the regular-season finale Wednesday at home.

McDowell finishes 3-9 overall and 0-6 in Northwestern 3A/4A Conference play. The Lady Titans travel to South Caldwell, the conference’s other 4A school, for the two-team conference tournament next Tuesday.

None of the singles matches were close.

Top seed Paige Shaw fell 6-0, 6-0. Second seed Madi Smith fell 6-1, 6-1. Mary Grace Smith lost 6-0, 6-0 at No. 3.

Savanna Miller fell 6-0, 6-1 at the fourth seed. Claire Hollifield fell 6-1, 6-1 at the five spot. Hanna-Jo Stephenson lost 6-1, 6-3 at No. 6.

In doubles, Shaw and Madi Smith fell 8-5. Miller and Mary Grace smith lost 8-1. McDowell defaulted in the final doubles match.

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