Western Albemarle’s girls tennis team beat Fort Defiance Tuesday 6-0 in the Conference 29 semifinals, earning a spot in the Region 3A West tournament and staying unbeaten on the year in the process.
The Warriors (16-0) turned the tide with hard fought efforts by Lauren Kearns and Savannah Diamond, who both trailed early in their opening sets before getting on track and winning. Molly Servine also had to battle to win her first set before pulling out the 7-5 victory.
Western 6, Fort Defiance 0
- Maddy Ix (WAHS) def. Whitney Kiser (FD), 6-1, 6-0
- Hannah Kearns (WAHS) def. Noelle Witherow, (FD), 6-2, 6-2
- Lauren Kearns (WAHS) def. Alyson Stenger (FD), 7-5, 6-2
- Savannah Diamond (WAHS) def. Maya Simmons (FD), 6-4, 6-3
- Rosy Ix (WAHS) def. J. Fraizer (FD), 6-0, 6-0
- Molly Servine (WAHS) def. Ali Keister (FD), 7-5, 6-3
Western boys tennis earns region berth
Western Albemarle’s boys tennis team made short work of Spotswood Tuesday in the Conference 29 semifinals, rolling 5-0 to earn a spot in the 3A West Region tournament. Daniel Thomas, Jack Tribble and Beau Merhige allo won their matches 6-0, 6-0 to contribute to the dominant showing..
Western 5, Spotswood 0
- Daniel Thomas Def. Kyle Albertson: 6-0, 6-0 (WAHS)
- Jack Tribble Def. Taylor Dunha: 6-0, 6-0 (WAHS)
- Ben Masselli Def. Rowan Kenee: 6-1, 6-2 (WAHS)
- Beau Merhige Def. Clay Hottinger: 6-0, 6-0 (WAHS)
- Nicholas Hagspiel Def. Reed Ayecr: 6-3, 2-2 (DNF)
- Simon Rader Def. Nick Rehkemper: 6-4, 6-0 (WAHS)