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Girls tennis swing past Fleming

SoVaNow.com / April 02, 2009
The Halifax County High School girl’s tennis team improved their record to 5-0 on Tuesday with a 5-4 win over district foe William Fleming. The Comets struggled through several matches but were able to hang on for wins when it counted most. Number one player Jessica Palmer led the Comets attack with a straight set win over Sidney Sparrow of The colonels by a 7-6 (7-5),6-3 score. A strong performance was also turned in by Blair Jeffress at the number two position who coasted to a 6-2,6-1 win.

The match came down to doubles and the Comets easily won at the number one and two positions to secure a win. Brandi Winstead and Megan Owen lost a close match 5-10 in a tie-break at number three after splitting the first two sets.

Singles:

Jessica Palmer defeated Sidney Sparrow 7-6 (7-5), 6-3

Blair Jeffress defeated Brooke Brewer 6-2,6-1

Carlene Link defeated Jacqueline Weathernal 7-5,6-2

Kimberly Farmer lost to India Robinson 0-6,1-6

Megan Owen lost to Shanequa Durham 4-6,4-6

Monika Puckett lost to Jasmine Hairston 6-1, 3-6, 6-7 (2-7)

Doubles:

Palmer/Jeffress defeated Brewer/Durham 6-1,6-0

Link Juana Domingez defeated Brewer/Durham 6-4,6-2

Owen/ Brandi Winstead lost to Robinson/Hairston 6-4, 4-6, (5-10)

Coaches’ comments:

We struggled at several positions today but we were able to get wins when it mattered most. The weather got very cold later in the match and we had several players who were not feeling well. We were able to pull it together for a win and that is most important in a district match. We had a lot of matches that lasted over an hour and a half and I think that may help us in the future. We were competitive in every match and several of the ones we lost went to tie breaks to decide them. We were able to improve to 2-0 in the district and I was pleased to get the win.



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