Lady Raiders fall to Lady Knights in tennisPublished 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.