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Tennis season ends for Comets after blanked 5-0 by Albemarle / May 27, 2019
After an inspirational win Wednesday, the Halifax County High School boys’ tennis team suffered their first loss of the season in the regional finals to Albemarle.

Albemarle blanked the Comets, 5-0, on a steamy Friday afternoon in South Boston in Class 5D regional championship action.

Halifax fell to 18-1.

“Today was a tough day out there. Albemarle has been historically one of the better Class 5 or even back in the older days AAA programs in the state of Virginia. Year in and year out they have had state contenders in both team and individual competition. And this team just came off of a 5-0 win in the semifinals against an excellent Massaponax squad, so our guys have nothing to hang there heads about,” said coach David Riddle.

“My hats off to Coach Grobmeyer and his squad. They played great tennis but they also did it with class. We wish them luck the rest of the way this year.

“Coach Palmore and myself were proud of how the team continued to fight hard even to the end today. Even in the losses that look bad on paper the guys were out there fighting for each and every point. And the last two matches with Minjune and Luke we were beginning to see both of them come around and tighten the match up in the second set. This experience today will help prepare us for what we will face next Friday in another solid program with Thomas Jefferson High School in Alexandria,” said Riddle.

“We would have loved to have seen a different result today, but the win on Wednesday against a great Brooke Pointe team allowed us continue the season and move on to States for the first time ever. We will go back to work on Monday for not only that but for the individual Region 5 tourney next week with Ben Irby representing us in singles and Ben and Owen McAbee in doubles,” said Riddle.


1. Zavan Fahim def Ben Irby (HC) 6-0, 6-0

2. Lucas Balcells def Drew Salley (HC) 6-0, 6-0

3. Jacob Edwards def Minjune Kim (HC) 6-1, 6-3

4. Benny Bigler-Wang def Luke Redd (HC) 6-1, 4-3 DNF

5. Henry Forsyth def Owen McAbee (HC) 6-0, 6-0

6. Riley Hong def Grayson Ballance (HC) 6-0, 6-1

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