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Stellar Season Ends at State Semifinals

The girls tennis team fell to North Cross, 5-2, Friday at the ODU tennis center in the VISAA state semifinal, ending a banner year.

The team ended the year 12-3.

For more pictures from the semifinal and the season, go to Oaks Tennis.

Team members were: Phoenix Camacho, Caroline Jordan, Margaret Lockhart, Mia Mathas, Carson McMonagle, Ellis Robertson, Catherine Sarris, Julianna Selig, Emma Smith, Audrey Spurgeon, Gabriel Toomy, Brooke Walthall, and Solana Wesley.




Girls Tennis Team Advances to State Semifinals

The girls tennis team overwhelmed Seton School, 8-0, Wednesday in the Division II VISAA tournament quarterfinal.

The team advances to the semifinals against North Cross at the Old Dominion University tennis center on Friday.

The Oaks, seeded second in the tournament to Norfolk Christian School, are 14-2 on the season.

Norfolk Christian will face Steward School in the other semifinal.



Tennis Team Eyes State Tournament

The girls tennis team finished behind Norfolk Academy in the TCIS Tournament, but will be a force in the VISAA Division II tournament next week.

The team finished the regular season 11-2, losing only to Norfolk Academy, ranked number one in Division I, and Norfolk Christian. Expect the Oaks to secure a second seed in the state tournament.

Gabrielle Toomy was named to the first team All-Conference squad while Julianne Selig in singles and Toomy and Brooke Walthall in doubles were named to the second team.

The results from the TCIS Tournament:

All-Tournament Team:
#1 Singles: Catie Sullivan (NA)
#2 Singles: Jane Carter Chandler (NA)
#3 Singles: Ingrid Benkovitz (NA)
#4 Singles: Lily Hackbirth (NA)
#5 Singles: Kate Furr (NA)
#6 Singles: Abigail McCammon (NA)

#1 Doubles: Catie Sullivan/Jane Carter Chandler (NA)
#2 Doubles: Ingrid Benkovitz/Lily Hackbirth (NA)
#3 Doubles: Kate Furr/Abigail McCammon (NA)

Tournament MVP (Singles): Catie Sullivan (NA)
Tournament MVP (Doubles): Catie Sullivan/Jane Carter Chandler (NA)

Tournament Runner-Up: Norfolk Christian
Tournament Champion: Norfolk Academy

Player of the Year: Catie Sullivan (NA)
Coach of the Year: Michael Duquette (NA)
Betty Jean Riddick Sportsmanship Award: Walsingham Academy

Tennis Team Tops State Poll; Falls in Battle of Number Ones

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.


Tennis Team Off to Spectacular Start

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.

No problem.

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.




Tennis Team Comes up Just Short; Finishes Second in State

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.


Tennis Team Wins; Plays for State Title on Saturday

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.


Tennis Team Triumphs; Semifinal on Friday

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.


Postponements: Soccer, Tennis, Golf in TCIS Today

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.



Boys Tennis Continues Winning

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.