Tennis Team Second in State; Opens TCIS Tourney Today

Charley Dey, a senior, and Alex Loope, an eighth grader, team were named to the second team of the All-TCIS tennis team as singles players.DSC_5670

Dey and Narain Rijhwani, a sophomore, were named to the second team as a doubles pair.

The Oaks open the TCIS tournament this afternoon with Norfolk Academy and Cape Henry as the heavy favorites.

But the team will compete in the state tournament, starting next Tuesday playing Nansemond-Suffolk Academy at home at 3:30 p.m., as the second-ranked squad in Division II. The winner advances to the semifinals in Richmond on Friday. Covenant is ranked number one.

Norfolk Academy and Cape Henry, the two teams that beat the Oaks in conference play, dominated the first team All-TCIS selections. Here is the full list of selections.

Tidewater Conference of Independent Schools




First Team Singles
* Scotty Hunter – Norfolk Academy
Lewis Goode – Norfolk Academy
Dillon Jacob – Norfolk Academy
Mason Smith – Cape Henry Collegiate
Conor Somers – Cape Henry Collegiate
Zack Zapatero – Cape Henry Collegiate

Second Team Singles


Frank Batten – Norfolk Christian
David Cockerill – Norfolk Christian
Corey Cutright – Nansemond-Suffolk Academy
Jackson Demello – Nansemond-Suffolk Academy
Charles Dey – Norfolk Collegiate
Alex Loope – Norfolk Collegiate


First Team Doubles


Scotty Hunter / Barclay Freeman – Norfolk Academy
Lewis Goode / Dillon Jacob – Norfolk Academy
Zack Zapatero / Chris Armistead – Cape Henry Collegiate


Second Team Doubles


David Cockerill / Frank Batten – Norfolk Christian
Charles Dey / Narain Rijhwani – Norfolk Collegiate
Mason Smith / Conor Somers – Cape Henry Collegiate


Player of the Year Scotty Hunter – Norfolk Academy
Coach of the Year Mike Duquette – Norfolk Academy
Sportsmanship Award Peninsula Catholic

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