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Boys tennis opens with dominant win

SoVaNow.com / March 18, 2019


Halifax County High School boys tennis rolled to a 9-0 win over Prince Edward High School Thursday.

Comet head coach David Riddle saw some positives here.

“This was a great way to start the regular season. The entire team came in a played tough from start to finish. Hats off to this entire group for its effort.

“We feel like we looked alot stronger in doubles today than we did last week. We really struggled against JF in that regard, but there was alot more communication and working together as a group,” said Riddle.

“Coach Palmore and I were a little worried about how the guys would respond to the changes in the lineup after our ladder changed on Tuesday due to some very close challenge matches. But the team responded by just simply going out and playing, no matter what spot they were now in. We stressed to the group that the competition that we have against one another in practice is only going to make us better as a collective group.

“We still have some work to do. We told the guys to focus not on the positives but to remember the unforced errors and things that did not work. This group is doing a good job of recognizing those things on their own before we even get to them on it,” said Riddle.

Singles

1. Ben Irby (HC) def Logan Tobias 8-0

2. Drew Salley (HC) def Jordan McDougald 8-1

3. Minjune Kim (HC) def Tybonn Spencer 8-2

4. Owen McAbee (HC) def Justin Watson 8-0

5. Luke Redd (HC) def Andrew Godfrey 8-1

6. Trevor Riddle (HC) def Joseph Raymond 8-0

Doubles

1. Salley/Redd (HC) def Spencer/McDougald 8-4

2. Kim/Riddle (HC) def Watson/Tobias 8-0

3. Grayson Ballance/J.T. Francis def Raymond/Godfrey 8-0

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