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Prince George Tennis Versus Colonial Heights
By David Breidenbach, Correspondent
Apr 17, 2017, 08:34

Mansi Patel hits a forehand for a win.


COLONIAL HEIGHTS—Illness and injury plagued the Colonials at the start of the season. Against Prince George Monday the team seemed to have fully recovered, winning all five of six singles matches to close out the match with the Royals forfeiting all doubles matches, 8-1.
We’ve had a rough start to the season we have had a lot of injuries and against Matoaca we had our two and three out with injury and there has been a lot of sick players too,” Colonials Coach Laura McNamara said. “We played against Thomas Dale without our number one last week.”
Sitting at 2-4, McNamara said she expects the record to change in the latter part of the season, as the players get healthy and the weather improves. Against the Royals, the team had little trouble pulling out the victory. Emma Anderson led the way with an 8-0 victory over Katie Justice. That match started late, as Justice arrived late. Mansi Patel won 8-3 over Michele Harris, Grace Kim ousted Abby Gill 8-0; the Royals’ Sudie Halder posted Prince George’s only win over Sonali Luthar 3-8, Jesslyn McCartney won 8-5 over Abby Jones, and Lilian Sampson won the sixth seed match by forfeit.
McNamara said she had good hopes for the rest of the season, now that the team has gotten over the injuries that slowed down the start. At 2-4, they only need a few good matches to fall their way to get to .500.
“We need to have fewer unforced errors, and we just need to be competitive and get on with the season,” she said.
Singles: Emma Anderson (CH) 8-0 Katie Justice; Mansi Patel (CH) 8-3 Michele Harris; Grace Kim (CH) 8-0 Abby Gill; Sonali Luthar (CH) 3-8 Sudie Halder; Jesslyn McCartney (CH) 8-5 Abby Jones; Lilian Sampson (CH) (PG Foreforit )
Doubles: PG forfeits all doubles matches

Boys Tennis

The Colonial Heights boy’s tennis team continued their winning ways, knocking off Prince George 6-2. Cameron Cox kept his unbeaten singles and doubles record intact, winning against Aaron Freidhoff 8-3 in singles, and teaming with Yusef Qazi for the 8-2 doubles victory over Freidhof and William Sykora. Qazi defeated Sykora in singles, 8-1; and Daniel Scofield downed Xavier Rhodes 8-2, Maximillan Bennett scored one of the Royals’ singles victories over Chase Bennet 8-2, Benjamin Burchard defeated Carter Marks 8-4, and Miles Worrell notched the second win for Prince George 9-7 over Wesley Primmer. Scofield and Burchard won the second seed doubles match over Theodore Cotcamp and Worrell 8-1. The third seed doubles match was rained out.

Colonial Heights 6, Prince George 2

Colonial Heights 6, Prince George 2

Singles: Cox (CH) d. Freidhof 8-3, Qazi (CH) d. Skykora 8-1, Scofield (CH) d. Rhodes 8-2, M. Bennett (P) d. C. Bennett 8-2, Burchard (CH) d. Marks 8-4, Worrell (P) d. Primmer 9-7
Doubles: Cox/Qazi (CH) d. Friedhof/Skykora 8-2, Scofield/Burchard (CH) d. Cotcamp/Worrell 8-1, #3 doubles DNF due to rain

Records: Colonial Heights 4-2, Prince George N/A

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