ADAM CUMMINGS

West Carteret’s Adam Cummings goes 2-0 last week to help the Patriots go into the NCHSAA suspension of events with three straight shutouts. (Zack Nally photo)

NEWPORT — The West Carteret boys tennis team entered the three-week NCHSAA-imposed break on a three-match win streak.

The Patriots (3-0) defeated Havelock 9-0 on March 12 and blanked March 10 for their third shutout of a short season so far. They also beat East Carteret 9-0 on March 9. The most recent wins counted as 3A Coastal Conference matches.

West’s next scheduled match after the coronavirus outbreak leading to suspension of events will be Tuesday, April 7 against Swansboro at Fort Benjamin Park in Newport.

Not only did the Patriots shut out Havelock as a team, most netters captured straight-set victories over their individual opponents. Rob Cummings at No. 1 blanked Ian Barra 6-0, 6-0, as did Ransom Bryant at No. 4 over Connor Alexander and August Taber at No. 5 over Brenden Hall. Adam Cummings at No. 2 also posted one shutout set with a 6-0, 6-2 victory over Christopher Woolbright.

In doubles, the Cummings brothers at No. 1 defeated Michael Groe and Barra 8-1, while Ransom Bryant and Taber at No. 2 beat Woolbright and Alexander 8-1. Havelock forfeited both the No. 6 singles match and No. 3 doubles.

It was Bryant and Taber who posted straight-set wins against White Oak, both defeating their opponents 6-0, 6-0. Bradley won his matchup 6-0, 6-1. Both doubles matches were decided by 8-0 scores, including the Cummings brothers at No. 1 and Bryant and Taber at No. 2. Like the Havelock match, White Oak forfeited the No. 6 singles match and No. 3 doubles.

Here are results of the match:

West Carteret 9, Havelock 0

Singles

No. 1: Rob Cummings (WC) def. Ian Barra (H), 6-0, 6-0.

No. 2: Adam Cummings (WC) def. Christopher Woolbright (H), 6-0, 6-2.

No. 3: Jake Bradley (WC) def. Michael Groe (H), 6-1, 6-1.

No. 4: Ransom Bryant (WC) def. Connor Alexander (H), 6-0, 6-0.

No. 5: August Taber (WC) def. Brenden Hall (H), 6-0, 6-0.

No. 6: Howard Lupton (WC) win by forfeit.

Doubles

No. 1: R. Cummings/A. Cummings (WC) def. Barra/Groe (H), 8-1.

No. 2: Bryant/Taber (WC) def. Woolbright/Alexander (H), 8-1.

No. 3: Bradley/Lupton (WC) win by forfeit.

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West Carteret 9, White Oak 0

Singles

No. 1: Rob Cummings (WC) def. No. 1 (WO), 6-3, 6-1.

No. 2: Adam Cummings (WC) def. No. 2 (WO), 6-1, 6-2.

No. 3: Jake Bradley (WC) def. No. 3 (WO), 6-0, 6-1.

No. 4: Ransom Bryant (WC) def. No. 4 (WO), 6-0, 6-0.

No. 5: August Taber (WC) def. No. 5 (WO), 6-0, 6-0.

No. 6: Matthew Loynes (WC) win by forfeit.

Doubles

No. 1: R. Cummings/A. Cummings (WC) def. No. 1/No. 2 (WO), 8-0.

No. 2: Bryant/Taber (WC) def. No. 3/No. 4 (WO), 8-0.

No. 3: Bradley/Loynes (WC) win by forfeit.

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