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Lady Raiders fall to Lady Knights in tennis

Published 11:45am Thursday, April 11, 2013

COURTLAND—Blessed Sacrament Huguenot defeated the Southampton Academy tennis team 8-1 amid blustery and cold conditions in Powhatan on March 27, according to SA Coach Joann Gatten. In singles, the Lady Knights swept all six singles matches. SA’s No. 2 singles player, Olivia Fox, picked up the most games on the day before losing 8-5 to Haleigh Lader of BSH.

Selena Johnson of Southampton Academy recently picked up her first win of her high school career in doubles with Rachel White when they played against Blessed Sacrament Huguenot. -- SUBMITTED/JOANN GATTEN
Selena Johnson of Southampton Academy recently picked up her first win of her high school career in doubles with Rachel White when they played against Blessed Sacrament Huguenot. — SUBMITTED/JOANN GATTEN

In doubles, SA’s No. 3 team of Rachel White and Selena Johnson picked up the first high school win of their careers and the only team point of the day with a 8-2 win over Frazier/Goodwyn. The Lady Knights won the closely contested No. 1 doubles match with Anna Ransom and Haleigh Lader holding on to beat Barclay Gatten and Olivia Fox 8-5. At No. 2 doubles, the SA team of Kirsten Wachsmann and Mina Johnson continued to show progress despite losing to BSH’s Katie Clark and Alissa Doebler, 8-1.

Singles:

Anna Ransome (BSH) d. Barclay Gatten (SA), 8-2; Haleigh Lader (BSH) d. Olivia Fox (SA), 8-5; Katie Clark (BSH) d. Kirsten Wachsmann (SA), 8-1; Alissa Doebler (BSH) d. Mina Johnson (SA), 8-4; Jessi Townsend (BSH) d. Rachel White (SA), 8-0; Jamie O’Dell (BSH) d. Selena Johnson (SA), 8-2

Doubles: Ransome/Lader (BSH) d. Gatten/Fox (SA), 8-5; Clark/Doebler (BSH) d. Wachsmann/M. Johnson (SA), 8-1; White/S. Johnson (SA) d. Clara Frazier/Goodwyn, 8-2.

Last week the Lady Raiders dropped their second match of the season in Waverly against Tidewater Academy. SA’s No. 1 player, Barclay Gatten, led the way for the Raiders by not dropping a game in singles or doubles. Mina Johnson picked up a singles win for the SA, defeating her opponent 6-3. She also teamed with Kirsten Wachsmann for a competitive doubles match before falling to their TA opponents, 4-8.

Singles:

Barclay Gatten (SA) d. Casey Richards (TA), 6-0; Brooke O’Gara (TA) d. Olivia Fox, 6-1; Dana Clements (TA) d. Kirsten Wachsmann, 6-2; Mina Johnson (SA) d. Abby Malcolm (TA), 6-3; Sarah Seward (TA) d. Rachel White (SA), 6-3; Lauren Vaughan (TA) d. Selena Johnson, 6-3.

Doubles:

Gatten/Fox (SA) d. Richards/O’Gara (TA), 6-0; Clements/Malcom (TA) d. Wachsmann/M. Johnson (SA); Seward/Vaughan (TA) d. White/S. Johnson, 6-3.

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