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Lady Comets enjoy win over R-H

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Kendall Foushee
SoVaNow.com / March 22, 2018
The Halifax County High School girls tennis team enjoyed a 7-2 victory at home over Randolph-Henry.

Halifax showed improvement from Friday’s action, which had been closer than the final match score indicated.

“Like Friday, we had losses at 1 and 3 singles, and wins at 2, 5, and 6 singles. The difference tonight was at 4, where senior Ashley Collins turned her game around and took the additional singles win for us today. Ashley has struggled with her ground strokes, and was working hard before the match to get that straightened out. She hit much better, took the lead and kept it through her set, winning it 8-2,” said coach Donna Hudson.

‘We won again at 2 with Kendall Foushee easily defeating her opponent 8-2. Kendall again moved her opponent well and executed good placement. Our 5 seed, Yasmine Ferrell, was sidelined today with an injury, but we subbed Ashley Day there and Day did a great job stepping up to take care of her opponent 8-3. Day hit well.

“She’s fast and aggressive, and it was great to see her have such a good game. Our 6 seed, Rose Ruotolo-Sarnataro, was feeling a little more confident in her third start for us. She played stronger and won easily, 8-3, against a different RH 6 seed. Our singles losses were at 1 and at 3,” said Hudson.

“Kassidy Irby played 1, and had a better game today, even though her score was the same as on Friday, 3-8. Every game was close, and Kassidy was a threat from the first game to the last. Her serve was better today, and she focused in her play. She lost to a very good player.

“Dejah Britton, at 3, had a difficult time with her opponent, losing 2-8. Dejah hit well at times, but wasn’t able to get an edge and hold it. We won all three singles again tonight, with Kassidy and Kendall repeating their 8-6 win at 1 doubles in another fast-paced, competitive game,” said Hudson.

“At 2 doubles, we substituted sophomore Elli Hall for Yasmine. She and Dejah Britton did a good job working together, although the fell behind and had to make some adjustments to stage a comeback. Dejah had strong net play and good serves to set the pace for them, and Ellie followed her lead to contribute to their eventual 8-6 win. We won 3 doubles with little trouble, partnering the Ashleys (Collins and Day) again for a 8-2 win. We were glad to see continued improvement across the board in this match. Everyone is looking better with the added experience of a few games.”



* 1. Kassidy Irby v Grace Alegeir L 3-8 2.Kendall Foushee v Eliza Walker W 8-2 3.Dejah Britton v Annie Sandridge L 2-8 4.Ashley Collins v McKenzie Sharpe W 8-2 5. Ashley Day (sub for Yasmine Ferrell) v Kaley Moon W 8-3 6. Rose Ruotolo-Sarnataro v Calynn Trent W 8-3 1. Kassidy Irby and Kendall Foushee v Alegeir and Sandridge W 8-62. Dejah Britton and Ellie Hall (sub for Yasmine Ferrell) W 8-63. Ashley Collins and Ashley Day W 8-2*



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