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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
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
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