Middle School Girls Tennis
The middle school tennis teams quest for the conference tournament championship ended with an 8-1 loss to St. Timothy’s in the title match Monday at the Millbrook Exchange courts. The Warriors finished 10-2 and made it to the finals for the fifth straight year, all against the Titans. St. David’s won the first three times, while St. Timothy’s has claimed the last two. “They have a very good team,” said coach Emily Nelson. “I’m proud of the way my girls competed today and throughout the season. Every player has improved since the beginning and we had a lot of fun.” Margaret Scoggin teamed with Sibley Hash to win doubles 8-6.
The middle school tennis Warriors advanced to the CAMSC tournament finals for the fifth straight year with a 7-2 victory at North Raleigh Christian Academy Tuesday. Sibley Hash, Madison George and Kennedy Holmes won their singles matches, 8-0, while Raynor Singleton (8-3) and Margaret Scoggin (8-4) also won to clinch the match. Scoggin/Hash (8-1) and Madison George/Lily Davis Horne (8-3) won doubles as the Warriors raised their record to 10-2. “We played great strategic tennis today,” said coach Emily Nelson. “Our ball placement down the lines was terrific and we made them run. I’m very happy to be back in the finals.” The other semi-final match between top-seeded St. Timothy’s and Cary Academy was rained out Tuesday, so the championship date and time is still to be determined.
The middle school tennis Warriors wrapped up the regular season with an 8-1 victory over St. Michaels Tuesday in Cary. Anne George, Raynor Singleton and Madison George won their singles matches, 8-0. Kennedy Holmes won 8-1 and Sibley Hash prevailed 8-3. St. David’s swept doubles as Singleton/Hash and the George sisters won 8-0, while Holmes/Lily Davis Horn won 8-4. The Warriors (8-2) begin conference tournament play next week.
The middle school tennis Warriors routed Grace Christian, 8-1, Monday at the Satellite Athletic Complex. St. David’s won five singles matches behind Raynor Singleton (8-1), Anne George (8-0), Sibley Hash (8-1), Madison George (8-2) and Kennedy Holmes (8-6). The Warriors swept all three doubles matches, 8-0, as Singleton/Hash, Holmes/Anne George and Lily Davis Horn/Madison George prevailed. The Warriors are 7-2 with one match left before the conference tournament.
The middle school tennis team won its second match in as many days, 7-2, over Cary Christian Wednesday in Cary. The Warriors swept doubles as Anne George/Raynor Singleton (8-0), Sibley Hash/Madison George (8-0) and Kennedy Holmes/Lily Davis Horner (8-1) all prevailed. Singles winners included Singleton (8-2), Hash (8-1), Madison George (8-0) and Holmes (8-6) as the Warriors raised their record to 6-2.
The middle school tennis Warriors defeated Cary Academy, 6-3, Tuesday at the Satellite Athletic Complex. St. David’s upped its record to 5-2 as Anne George (8-1), Raynor Singleton (8-2) and Madison George (8-1) won singles. The Warriors clinched the match by sweeping doubles as Anne George/Sibley Hash (8-6), Singleton/Madison George (9-8) and Kennedy Holmes/Lily Davis Horne (8-3) prevailed. “It was a tight match against a solid opponent,” said coach Emily Nelson. “We lost two matches in tie-breakers and won one, so we had to play well to get the victory.”
The middle school tennis Warriors dropped a 5-4 decision to North Raleigh Christian Academy Thursday at the Satellite Athletic Complex. St. David’s had to forfeit one singles and one doubles match because of absent players and couldn’t overcome the deficit. “It’s too bad, but our sixth graders were on their class trip,” said coach Emily Nelson. “The rest of the team competed hard and tried their best.” Sibley Hash (8-1), Margaret Scoggin (8-4) and Madison George (8-0) won singles, while Hash/Scoggin (8-4) took doubles.
The middle school tennis Warriors stayed undefeated with a 9-0 rout of Magellan Thursday at the Millbrook Exchange courts. Anne George, Margaret Scoggin, Sibley Hash, Kennedy Holmes and Madison George swept singles 8-0, while Raynor Singleton won 8-1. St. David’s dominated doubles as A. George/Scoggin (8-0), Singleton/Hash (8-0) and M.George/Holmes (8-1) all won easily. St. David’s is 4-0 and hosts Grace Christian Tuesday.
The middle school tennis team won its second road match in three days with a 7-2 decision over Grace Christian Thursday at Pullen Park. Raynor Singleton won her singles match 8-0, while Anne George, Sibley Hash, Margaret Scoggin and Madison George won 8-1. In doubles, Anne George/Singleton and Scoggin/Hash won 8-1. “Anne, Raynor, Sibley and Margaret were our net monsters today,” said coach Emily Nelson. “They all volleyed extremely well and it was a good match for the entire team.”
The middle school tennis team opened the season with a 6-3 at Franklin Academy Tuesday. Raynor Singleton (8-1), Margaret Scoggins (8-5), Sibley Hash (8-0) and Madison George (8-1) gave the Warriors a 4-2 lead after singles. Scoggins/Hash (9-8, tiebreaker) and George/Lily Davis Horne (8-3) won doubles. “Madison stood out with wins in singles and doubles, while Margaret and Sibley came back to win after being down three games,” said coach Emily Nelson. “It was a great way to start the season.”