Raiders net first win of seasonPublished 10:16am Friday, April 12, 2013
COURTLAND— The Southampton Academy girls tennis team picked up its first win of the season over Fuqua School by the score of 5-4 on Tuesday at the Cypress Cove Country Club. The Lady Raiders were led by upperclassmen Barclay Gatten, Olivia Fox and Rachel White. All three girls won two matches to help avenge an earlier 3-6 loss to Fuqua.
At the top of the line-up in singles, Gatten and Fox dropped only three games collectively to lead the Raiders to a 2-0 lead. No. 3 player, Kirsten Wachsmann and No. 4 player, Mina Johnson, showed much improvement from their first matches with Fuqua by tying their singles matches at 4-4 before eventually falling 4-6. At No. 5 singles, White posted her first singles win of her career by the score of 6-4 to give the team a 3-2 lead. Selena Johnson dropped her No. 6 singles match 0-6.
The match headed to doubles tied 3-3.
In doubles, the No. 1 team of Gatten/Fox easily defeated their opponents 6-1, putting the Raiders back on top 4-3. The No. 2 team of Wachsmann/M. Johnson played hard, but eventually fell 1-6 as Fuqua tied the score at 4-4. The No. 3 doubles team of White/S. Johnson tied their opponents at 1-1 before eventually pulling away and ending their match on a White ace for a 6-1 win, thus clinching the Raiders’ victory.
Barclay Gatten (SA) d. Michaela Atkinson (FS), 6-2; Olivia Fox (SA) d. Sommer Wood (FS), 6-1; Chelsea Dandridge (FS) d. Kirsten Wachsmann (SA), 6-4; Lis Van’t Hull (FS) d. Mina Johnson, 6-4; Rachel White (SA) d. Caroline Wiles (FS), 6-4; Faith Hill (FS) d. Selena Johnson (SA), 6-0.
Gatten/Fox (SA) d.
Atkinson/Wood (FS), 6-1; Dandridge/Hull (FS) d. Wachsmann/M. Johnson (SA), 6-1; White/S. Johnson (SA) d. Wiles/Hill, 6-1.