Girls Tennis Roundup: Lafayette Upends Grafton for Statement Win

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Tawni Hatcher and Lafayette defeated Grafton on Thursday. (file photo)
Tawni Hatcher and Lafayette defeated Grafton on Thursday. (FilePhoto)

Lafayette scored its biggest win of the season on Thursday as the Rams knocked off Grafton 6-3 at home.

The Rams, who entered Thursday on a two-match losing skid, ended Grafton’s three-match winning streak.

Lafayette won four of the six singles matches, losing at No. 4 in an 11-9 third-set tiebreaker.

With Lafayette needing just one win in doubles to secure the overall match victory, the Rams comfortably won in No. 1 doubles and barely edged Grafton 9-8 (7-1) at No. 2 doubles.

Lafayette (4-2) will host Woodside on Monday, while Grafton (5-3) will look to rebound at home against Warhill on Wednesday.

Lafayette 6, Grafton 3

Singles
Hatcher (L) d. Zhang 6-1, 6-2
Quarles (L) d. Nelson 6-0, 6-1
Rosewelsh (L) d. Cao 6-1, 7-5
Chu (G) d. Johnson 3-6, 6-4, 1-0 (11-9)
Ogusu (G) d. Dummler 6-1, 6-2
Dwyer (L) d. Christie 6-0, 6-2

Doubles
Hatcher/Quarles (L) d. Zhang/Ogusu 8-3
Rosewelsh/Johnson (L) d. Nelson/Cao 9-8 (7-1)
Chu/Christie (G) d. Dwyer/Wood 8-4

 

York Downs Bruton with Ease

York remains unbeaten on the season after topping Bruton 8-1 at home on Thursday.

The Falcons had little trouble getting past the Panthers in singles play, dropping more than two games in a match only once.

Bruton snagged its only match win at No. 3 doubles, but the victory was in vain as the Falcons still handily won the overall match.

York (5-0) will visit Tabb on Wednesday, while Bruton (4-4) will host Warhill on Monday.

York 8, Bruton 1

Singles
Novak (Y) d. Troutman 6-0, 6-0
Dantzler (Y) d. Cross 6-0, 6-0
Jenkins (Y) d. McCarthy 6-1, 6-1
Zhou (Y) d. Garcia 6-0, 6-1
Kochan (Y) d. Bierri 6-0, 6-1
Mock (Y) d. Ivanoff 6-3, 6-4

Doubles
Novak/Dantzler (Y) d. Troutman/Cross 8-2
Kochan/Mock (Y) d. McCarthy/Bierri 8-6
Garcia/Slack (B) d. Castro/Rundquist 8-6

 

Jamestown Routs New Kent

Jamestown dominated New Kent 9-0 on the road Thursday as the Eagles logged their sixth consecutive win.

The Eagles earned shutout victories at No. 1, No. 5 and No. 6 singles, not dropping a game in those matches. Jametown won at No. 2 and No. 4 singles by final scores of 6-1, 6-0 and 6-0, 6-1, respectively. A 6-1, 6-3 at No. 3 singles put the Eagles up 6-0.

Doubles play was more of the same as Jamestown dropped a combined five games en route to the decisive victory.

Jamestown (6-3) will try to extend its win streak to seven matches on Monday as the Eagles visit Grassfield.

Jamestown 9, New Kent 0

Singles
Walter (J) d. Claytor 6-0, 6-0
Kohli (J) d. Grey 6-1, 6-0
Peeters (J) d. Palermo 6-1, 6-3
Sharp (J) d. Jadoorm 6-0, 6-1
Hornick (J) d. Carlson 6-0, 6-0
Tisdale (J) d. Tolley 6-0, 6-0

Doubles
Walter/Kohli (J) d. Claytor/Grey 8-1
Peeters/Hornick (J) d. Jadooram/Carlson 8-2
Sharp/Tisdale (J) d. Tolley/Philips 8-2