Jacob Braig commits to CNU, will miss Tabb match
Jamestown senior Jacob Braig said Monday he will attend Christopher Newport University and play tennis for the Captains next season. Braig, the first Eagle to win 100 boys tennis matches -- singles and doubles combined -- will join his brother John on the team next year, when John will be a junior. John played mostly at No. 3 for the regionally ranked Captains this season.
The bad news for Jacob Braig: He suffered a relatively minor back injury Saturday while practicing and will miss Monday's home match against Tabb, which likely will determine the Bay Rivers District regular-season championship. Both teams -- and one more from the Bay Rivers -- will head to the Region I team tournament, though.
Braig and Tabb's Adi Shetty are considered the top players in the Bay Rivers and perhaps and Region I, so Saturday's injury scrubbed what would have been a very interesting No. 1 match in the Tigers-Eagles showdown. Those two well could play in the district and region tournaments, though.