Tennis Team Drops Tough Match
The score didn’t reflect it, but the girls varsity tennis team gave Nansemond-Suffolk Academy a tough tussle Tuesday with many of the individual matches going down to the wire.
At number three singles, Antonia Farny lost in three sets as did Kiersten Potter at number five singles. Brooke Walthall had a close, 7-5, 6-4, loss. The doubles team of Gabrielle Toomy and Rachel Brodsky lost 9-8.
We were right in there,” said Coach Debbie Meadows. “I was so proud of the effort my team put into the matches.”
For more pictures from the match, go to Oaks Tennis.
Last week, the team lost to Hampton Roads Academy, the Division II State Champions, 7-2.
The girls play three consecutive home matches on the courts at ODU off 43rd Street against Cape Henry on Thursday, Oct. 2, Bishop Sullivan on Tuesday, Oct. 7, and Norfolk Academy on Wednesday, Oct. 8.
Nansemond-Suffolk 9, Norfolk Collegiate 0
Sellers d. Toomy, 6-0, 6-1; Khandpur d. Brodsky, 6-3, 6-3; Kovak d. Farny, 3-6, 6-4, 10-6; Gottlieb d. Walthall, 7-5, 6-4; Haddad d. Potter, 7-5, 3-6, 10-2; Pharr d. McMonagle, 6-0, 6-2.