PEMBROKE — While the other Scotland sporting events scheduled for Tuesday, and then Wednesday, were canceled, the boys tennis team was still able to play its season-opener at Purnell Swett.
The Scots won the cold-weather match by taking five-of-six single matches and two-of-three doubles matches from the Rams. In singles, Robert Beacham won his match 6-0, 6-4; Walker Davis won 6-0, 6-3; Victor Still won 6-4, 6-2; Shane Dubbs won 7-5, 6-4 and Adrian Latiz won 6-0, 6-0.
In the doubles matches, Beacham and Davis won 8-2 while Christian Tang and Tavon Ganzy won 8-4.
Scotland coach Atondra Ellis, who is starting her first season after taking over for Matthew Smith, said she was pleased with how her team played despite the frigid temperatures.
“I’m really proud of them,” Ellis said.
The Scots (1-0) are scheduled to host Pinecrest today at the Scotland County Tennis Center on Atkinson Street in Laurinburg.
Weather postponements strike again
The cold weather delayed Scotland sports for yet another day Wednesday, as the baseball, softball and soccer games were all canceled. There are no makeup dates scheduled at this time.
The baseball team was slated to open the season Tuesday at Terry Sanford before frozen rain and low temperatures moved into the area on Monday afternoon. That game has already been rescheduled for March 10. The Scots were then scheduled to host Wakefield yesterday at 5 p.m., but that game was also canceled.
The Scots will have to wait until Saturday to start their season when they travel to Fairmont High School for a 3 p.m. first-pitch. The softball team was also originally scheduled to play Cary Academy on Wednesday. Now they are off until Monday when they will travel to Terry Sanford. Both the softball and baseball teams will host the Bulldogs in a return trip the next day.
The Scotland girls soccer team (0-2) was set to play Jack Britt at home on Wednesday as well. They will be back in action tonight against South View, barring any more cancellations. The varsity game will begin around 7:30 p.m.