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Boys and girls tennis: Cox, Princess Anne advance to Eastern Region finals
NEWPORT NEWS -- Friday's Eastern Region tennis semifinals were competitive, but in the end -- as usual -- they belonged to the Beach District.
The Princess Anne and Cox boys and girls each beat opponents from Chesapeake at Huntington Park, thus clinching berths in the state Group AAA quarterfinals.
The Beach rivals will settle the regional championship at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Huntington Park. But first, the individual singles quarterfinals and semis, as well as the doubles quarters, will be played Monday at Huntington Park.
In boys play, Beach No. 1 seed Princess Anne overcame Grassfield 5-1 as district singles champ Fredric Lilland and Beach runner-up Sam Stearney dominated the lineup's upper third for the defending region champion Cavaliers.
Cox defeated Hickory 5-3 despite losing the top three singles matches.
The Falcons won Nos. 4 through 6 in singles, and they pulled away by capturing the lower two doubles matches in straight sets.
In girls competition, Beach No. 1 Cox won four singles matches to earn a 5-3 win over Grassfield.
Kait Brogan and Ally McNulty won at the top two singles positions and at No. 1 doubles for the Falcons.
Beach No. 2 PA earned a 5-2 victory against Hickory that looked familiar to people around Menchville program.
Friday's score was the same as the Cavaliers' quarterfinal victory against the Monarchs, as was the fact that PA's opponent won the top two singles matches.
But, just as against Menchville, Princess Anne swept singles 3, 4, 5 and 6 and clinched the victory at No. 3 doubles. A key victory turned out to be Gia Maulbeck's 6-2, 4-6, 6-3 triumph at No. 4 -- the only three-setter of the match.
EASTERN REGION SEMIFINALS
(at Huntington Park in Newport News)
PRINCESS ANNE 5, GRASSFIELD 1
Singles: Fredric Lilland (PA) d. Collin Ward 6-2, 6-1; Sam Stearney (PA) d. Ryan Klempin 6-0, 6-1; Kevin Garcia (PA) d. Garrett Barrios 6-2, 6-2; Jason Agola (PA) d. Melvin Beasley 6-4, 6-4; Ben Thomas (G) d. Cyriaque Turcat 7-5, 6-4; Seong Bae (PA) vs. Matt Bunting, did not finish. Doubles: Lilland-Stearney d. Ward-Klempin 6-1, 6-3; Garcia-Agola vs. Barrios-Beasley, DNF; Bae-Gabe Leonor vs. Thomas-Bunting, DNF.
COX 5, HICKORY 3
Singles: Alex Krupp (H) d. Tyler Searcy 3-6, 6-3, 7-5; Justin Sadinski (H) d. Wil Timberlake 6-3, 7-6 (7-5); Andrew Gordon (H) d. Zack Tuckman 7-5, 6-2; Robert Crocker (C) d. Thomas Mitrev 6-1, 6-3; PJ Costello (C) d. Jacob Glasgow 6-7 (8-10), 6-3, 6-1; Joey Maddox (C) d. Chris Miller 7-6 (7-5), 6-7 (6-8), 6-4.
Doubles: Searcy-Timberlake vs. Krupp-Sadinski, did not finish; Tuckman-Crocker d. Mitrev-Gordon 6-4, 6-2; Costello-Maddox d. Glasgow-Miller 6-3, 6-1.
COX 5, GRASSFIELD 3
Singles: Kait Brogan (C) d. Jayne Cottrell 6-2, 6-1; Ally McNulty (C) d. Leah Machesney 4-6, 6-2, 6-1; Cameron Woodell (G) d. Paige Barry 6-1, 6-1; Jackie Lee (C) d. Delaney McAleer 6-3, 6-4; Emily Twiford (G) d. Chandler Holt 6-4, 6-3; Marleigh West (C) d. Kiana O'Neal 6-0, 6-1.
Doubles: Brogan-McNulty d. Cottrell-Machesney 6-3, 6-3; Barry-Lee vs. Woodell-McAleer, DNF; Twiford-O'Neal d. Holt-West 6-0, 6-1.
PRINCESS ANNE 5, HICKORY 2
Singles: Jackie Gaine (H) d. Dajana Svitlica 6-0, 6-2; Rachel Farmer (H) d. Julie Kern 6-2, 6-1; Victoria Alexander (PA) d. Stephanie Laco 6-3, 6-2; Gia Maulbeck (PA) d. Nina Tserediani 6-2, 4-6, 6-3; Caroline Sugg (PA) d. Abby Witynski 6-2, 6-4; Sophie Liao (PA) d. Casey Snider 6-2, 6-2.
Doubles: Svitlica-Kern vs. Gaine-Farmer, DNF; Alexander-Maulbeck vs. Laco-Tserediani, DNF; Sugg-Liao d. Witynski-Snider 6-4, 6-2.
Last edited by Sonny Dearth : 05-18-2012 at 06:53 PM.