Girls Tennis Roundup: Warhill Outlasts Poquoson to Claim First Conference Title

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Warhill's girls tennis team won its first conference championship. (photo courtesy of Warhill Athletics)
Warhill’s girls tennis team won its first conference championship. (Photo courtesy of Warhill Athletics)

Warhill’s girls tennis team earned a thrilling 5-4 win against Poquoson on Thursday in the Conference 25 championship match.

The win marks Warhill’s first conference championship in program history.

“I’ve got to give [my girls]¬†credit. Poquoson gave it their all, but we were just a little better today,” Warhill Coach Jim Gomes said. “The girls earned it.”

The Lions and Islanders were split 3-3 at the end of singles, with Warhill winning at No. 3, No. 4 and No. 5.

After splitting No. 1 and No. 2 doubles, the overall match came down to a grueling three-set match at No. 3 doubles.

Warhill’s doubles team of Jackie Jones and Kendall Usher fought off six match points and managed to stay alive in the match.

Trailing 5-1 in the second set, the duo won six consecutive games to send the match into a decisive third set.

Similarly, Warhill’s doubles team trailed 5-2 in the third set before battling back to help the Lions secure the conference title.

Warhill (6-9) is hitting its stride at the right time, and the Lions will look to continue its postseason run next week in the Group 3A East tournament.

Warhill 5, Poquoson 4

Singles
Zalameda (P) d. Braddom 6-1, 6-1
C. Siu (P) d. Liu 4-6, 6-2, 6-4
Cawthon (W) d. Yi 6-0, 7-6 (7-1)
Jones (W) d. Mordica 6-0, 6-0
Dannon (W) d. Legan 7-6 (7-2), 6-1
R. Siu (P) d. Costanzo 6-1, 6-3

Doubles
Zalameda/C. Siu (P) d. Braddom/Cawthon 6-4, 6-1
Dannon/Liu (W) d. Yi/Mordica 7-5, 6-4
Jones/Usher (W) d. Legan/R. Siu 3-6, 7-5, 7-5

 

Jamestown Downs Grafton to Reach Conference 18 Finals

Jamestown’s girls tennis team clinched an appearance in the Conference 18 championship match after defeating Grafton 5-2 at home on Thursday.

While the Eagles were unable to finish the match in singles play, Anna Walter and Alisha Kohli won at No. 1 doubles to clinch the victory.

Jamestown (11-4) will play the winner of Lafayette and Smithfield in the Conference 18 championship match on Friday.

Grafton (9-5) will now prepare for singles and doubles tournament play next week.

Individual results were not reported for this match.

Jamestown 5, Grafton 2

Girls Tennis Roundup: Warhill Outlasts Poquoson to Claim First Conference Title