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Grafton’s girls tennis team avenged a 1-8 regular season defeat to Jamestown by overcoming the Eagles when it mattered most: the Conference 19 Finals.
With Jamestown’s No. 4 singles player Britney Herard out, Grafton took advantage of the Eagles having to slide players up toward the bottom of their rotation.
The Clippers carried a 4-2 advantage heading into doubles, where the Grafton No. 3 duo clinched the championship.
Both Jamestown and Grafton will have players participating in the Conference 19 singles and doubles tournaments, which will begin Wednesday and Friday, respectively.
The two teams will both advance to the Group 4A South Region Tournament, which begins Memorial Day.
Grafton 5 Jamestown 4
Walter (J) d. Zhang 6-1-, 6-0
Dixon (G) d. Hunt 6-2, 6-4
Kohli (J) d. DeShayes 6-3, 7-6 (7-2)
Ogusu (G) d. Peeters 6-2, 6-2
Nelson (G) d. Tisdale 7-5, 6-2
Cao (G) d. Sharp 6-0, 6-0
Walter/Sharp (J) d. Zhang/Dixon 6-2, 6-2
Hunt/Kohli (J) d. Ogusu/DeShayes 6-4, 6-4
Nelson/Liu (G) d. Peeters/Hornick 6-2, 6-3
Correction: Britney Herard is Jamestown’s No. 4 singles player.
Bruton’s Wojieszak Defeated in Conference 33 Singles Tournament
Two Bruton girls tennis players competed in the Conference 33 Girls Singles Tournament in Richmond on Monday.
Bruton’s No. 1 singles player Sydney Wojieszak defeated Windsor’s Calli Barton in the quarterfinals of the tournament 6-0, 6-0 before losing 6-1, 6-1 to eventual tournament champion, Anna Soffin of Maggie Walker.
Maggie Walker’s Marissa Raper defeated Sasha Morris of Bruton in the quarterfinals 6-4, 6-0.
Bruton’s girls tennis team will compete in the Conference 33 Girls Doubles Tournament in Richmond on Wednesday.