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The girls tennis team claimed the top spot in the first Division II state poll, a coaches’ vote that sets the seeds for the state tournament later in the season.
On Friday, they met the Division I number one, Norfolk Academy, falling 8-1. Teams are placed in Division I or II based on their enrollment.
The Oaks are 4-1 on the season and play at Nansemond-Suffolk Academy on Tuesday then return home to the ODU courts against Cape Henry on Thursday.
The surging and undefeated girls tennis team dispatched Nansemond-Suffolk Academy, 7-2, on Tuesday notching another win in what is building into a stellar season.
The Oaks swept the doubles matches with Gabrielle Toomy and Brooke Walthall, Julianna Selig and Solana Wesley, and Audrey Surgeon and Caroline Jordan winning. Toomy, Jordan, Ellie Robertson, and Carson McMonagle won their singles matches.
You don’t want to see a pair of Oaks across the net from you. In five team matches, they are 14-1 in doubles.
For more pictures from the match, go to Oaks Tennis.
The Oaks were coming off a dramatic weekend win as champions of the Trinity Tournament, snatching the crown from Trinity Episcopal, 5-4, as Selig and Ellie Robertson won 10-8 in the decisive tiebreaker.
After six singles matches, the Oaks were down 2-4.
Brooke Walthall teamed with Gabrielle Toomy at #1 doubles (8-3)and soon after Audrey Spurgeon and Caroline Jordan evened things at 4-4 by taking number #3 doubles (8-4). Robertson and Selig, playing together for the first time, were down 4-7.
They reeled off three straight games to even things at 7-7, and after falling behind 2-6 in the tiebreak, they came roaring back for the win.
Then it was time to play North Cross.
Again, no problem, but a lot of sweating. The Oaks won, 5-4.
Gabrielle Toomy was defeated at #1 (0-8), and Emma Smith picked up a win (her first singles match of the season) at #6 (8-2). Overall Match 1-1.
Julianna Selig was then defeated at #2 (1-8), at about the same time Audrey Spurgeon delivered her third victory of the day at #4. Overall Match 2-2.
Brooke Walthall then fell at #5 as a late rally fell short (5-8). Overall Match 2-3.
Robertson outlasted her opponent and pulled ahead late, keeping the Oaks chances alive. The match score was even at 3 apiece entering doubles.
Solana Wesley and Julianna Selig won at #2. Overall Match 4-4. Smith and Robertson fell behind, but came back string.
Oaks win. Oaks win. Oaks win. 5-4. The came home with a nice addition to the trophy case.
Ellie Robertson and Gabrielle Toomy were named to the All-Tournament team.
The Oaks were tied with Covenant School after the singles matches during Saturday’s state championship match, but couldn’t get over the hump in doubles, losing two of three matches to fall, 5-3.
Seniors Alex Loope, Austin Beale and Alex Duvall won their individual matches for Collegiate. The loss ended a stellar season for the Oaks.
The boys tennis team won their semifinal match, 5-1, over the Steward School in Richmond today and plays for the state title on Saturday.
The team plays Covenant at 11 a.m. Saturday for the Division II championship.
Senior Alex Loope, headed to Davidson, won No. 1 singles and teamed with Justin Silverman to take No. 1 doubles to lead the Oaks to a 6-2 win over North Cross in the Division II state quarterfinal. Senior Austin Beale also won 10-4 at No. 4 singles.
The third-seeded Oaks play in the semifinal at noon Friday at Collegiate School in Richmond.
Three teams are in TCIS tournament action today postponed from Friday and the weekend.
The golf team plays in the TCIS tournament all day. The tennis team, ranked number 3 in the state in Division II, plays at Norfolk Academy in an abbreviated TCIS tournament. And the girls soccer team, seeded fifth in the state in Division I, plays Norfolk Academy at ODU at 5 p.m. in the TCIS title game.
The girls soccer team is scheduled to open the state tournament at Trinity Episcopal, seeded fourth, on Tuesday.
With the seniors leading the way, the Oaks boys tennis team continued on a hot streak, defeating Maury, 8-1, on Tuesday.
The team is 6-2 on the season and pointing towards the TCIS and state tournaments.
For more pictures, go to Oaks Tennis.
Norfolk Collegiate 8, Maury 1
Dan Duan beat Oliver Siegfried 6-4, 6-2 at No. 2 singles. Ethan Willingham at No. 3 singles for Maury 7-5, 6-3. Alex Loope won 6-1, 6-0 over Harrison Gray. Six seniors won all three doubles matches.
Off to a slow start with weather delays and cancellations, the boys tennis team earned wins in two of its first three matches this season.
For more pictures, go to Oaks Boys Tennis.
Norfolk Collegiate 5, Trinity Episcopal 4.
Norfolk Collegiate 9, Walsingham 0.
Alex Duvall won a third set tiebreak over Sam Jones 10-5. Jordan Familant and Peter Guan earned their first career varsity wins.
Steward 6, Norfolk Collegiate 3.
The girls tennis team fell to Norfolk Academy Thursday in an early season match.
The team plays Nansemond-Suffolk Academy on Tuesday and Cape Henry on Friday, both at home.
For more pictures, go to Oaks Tennis.
Norfolk Academy 9, Norfolk Collegiate 0
Sullivan d. Toomy 6-1, 6-0; Chandler d. Wathall 6-0, 6-0; Benkovitz d. Camacho 6-0, 6-0; Hackbirth d. Robertson 6-2, 6-2; Richardson d. McManagle 6-0, 6-0; Furr d. Beale 6-0, 6-1.
The boys tennis team went on the road to defeat the Highland School, 5-3, Thursday and reach the state title match today in Richmond.
The Oaks play top-seeded North Cross for the Division II crown.
On Wednesday, Alexander Loope, Austin Beale, Trafton Addison, and Alex Duvall won singles matches while Loope and Addison combined for a doubles win to put the Oaks over the top.