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Boys tennis gets off to good start

SoVaNow.com / March 20, 2017
Halifax County High School boys tennis has enjoyed a 2-0 start to the season.

The Comets defeated Prince Edward County 6-3 in the second match of the season. Earlier, Halifax downed Patrick County, 8-1.

Comet coach David Riddle had positive reviews of the second match of the season.

“This was another impressive early season outing for these guys. We expected a lot of nerves early on, but for the most part that has been a non-factor. The entire team is coming out strong from the get go in every match,” said Riddle.

“What makes today even more impressive was that we were actually up in all nine matches at one point. You always hate to lose a lead, but to be able to say you were leading across the board says a lot about the effort they are putting in.

“This was a great first week of regular season play for these guys. To finish it 2-0 with a new crop of players in the ladder and with one of those wins against the only team we lost to in the regular season last year was impressive. We will go back to work on Monday and get ready for another big week,” said Riddle.

In the match against Prince Edward, Comet singles players Jacob Wenzel (8-3), Gordon Taylor (8-1), Owen McAbee (8-1), and Gabe Outlaw (8-2) posted wins.

In doubles action, Taylor and McAbee posted a 8-2 win and Outlaw and Ben Irby had an 8-1 victory.

In earlier action, Halifax downed PC, 8-1, a win that Riddle called a great step in the right direction.





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