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Louisa tennis takes on King George

Posted on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 8:00 am

Patrick Marsh (red cap) and Collin Cowie won their doubles match against King George 8-3. Cowie also won in singles 8-1. Marsh lost his singles match 8-5.

After suffering a trio of one-sided losses, Louisa County High School’s boys’ tennis team was able to put another mark in the win column this week, scoring a road win over the King George Foxes, 6-3.

Louisa garnered three wins in the singles games, with Collin Cowie, Zeph Frankfurt and Garrett Corker securing wins by 8-1, 8-3 and 8-2 margins, respectively.

In the other three games, Louisa players Patrick Marsh, Evan Green and Michael Brown came up short, but all three managed to get five sets off of their opponents along the way.

Heading into the doubles games, the match was tied at three games apiece. Louisa needed only two of the remaining three games to secure the win, which made the resulting doubles sweep even sweeter.

Cowie and Marsh teamed up for an 8-3 victory over the duo of Logan Kraisser and Kyle Shea in the number one game, while Green and Brown took the number two game with the same score.

Frankfurt and Corker faced stiffer competition in the number three game, battling Alex Shea and Evan Moore for every set until finally pulling ahead to take the game 9-7.

With their season approaching the halfway point, Coach Greg Palmer said he is happy with what he’s seeing from the team.

“We are having our best season ever,”  he said. “Our team has a greater depth of talent than in years past. Our players are working hard to improve and it is paying off.”

Girls’ Tennis 

Louisa’s girls’ tennis team  hosted the King George Foxes on April 4. Despite a solid effort and several close games, the Lions fell 7-2, dropping them to 1-7 for the season.

Caroline Guill and Sarah Candeto secured the Lions’ two wins in the number one and two singles games, respectively. Ashlie Crawford took four sets from her opponent in the number three game, but fell 8-4. The Foxes swept the bottom three matches as well, leading 4-2 going into the doubles round.

Candeto and Crawford put forth a valiant battle in the number two doubles contest, bringing the score to an 8-8 tie and forcing a tiebreaker. The duo fell short, 7-4, and the point went to King George, which would go on to take the match.

Louisa Head Coach Rosa Fry said she continues to see positive growth from her team, despite their season record.

“We have had a hard season, with rained-out games and practices, but we are playing really hard,” she said. “The girls have shown an incredible amount of improvement and I am excited to see it continue for the rest of the season.”