Albemarle boys tennis sweeps Massaponax to earn state tournament berth

With a state tournament berth on the line Thursday in Albemarle’s boys tennis’ clash with Massaponax, the Patriots took care of business and picked up a 6-0 win to punch their ticket to the state quarterfinals.


The win also puts Albemarle in the Class 5, Region D championship Friday against Harrisonburg at home.


David Sun’s 6-0, 6-0 win at No. 1 singles led the way while Ethan Matthews and Lucas Balcells each won 6-1, 6-0. Jack Stalfort won 6-2, 6-0 at No. 2 singles and Henry Forsyth won 6-1, 6-2 at No. 4.


The Patriots face Harrisonburg for the region title at 3 p.m. Friday. They advance to the Class 5 state quarterfinals next week.


Albemarle 6, Massaponax 0


  1. David Sun (Albemarle) def. Conner Hyldahl 6-0, 6-0
  2. Jack Stalfort (AHS) def. Donnie Brewster 6-2, 6-0
  3. Lucas Balcells (AHS) def. Kaleb Doughtery 6-1, 6-0
  4. Henry Forsyth (AHS) def. Andrew Fields 6-1, 6-2
  5. Benny Bigler-Wang (AHS) def. Jacob Carter 6-1, 6-1
  6. Ethan Matthews (AHS) def. Jacob Lohman 6-1, 6-0