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Lady Statesmen tennis awards

Internal team awards were recently distributed to the Randolph-Henry High School varsity girls tennis team, which continued its winning tradition with a successful season again this year.

The Lady Statesmen completed their regular season with a 15-2 overall record and ended up at 16-3 overall after competing in the Region 2A tournament.

Concluding regular season competition with 14 consecutive team wins, the Lady Statesmen also were undefeated in the James River District.

As the No. 2 seed in the regional tournament, Randolph-Henry hosted Prince Edward County High School, defeating the Lady Eagles 7-2.

The Lady Statesmen then hosted Poquoson High School in the regional semifinals and sustained a tough 5-2 loss, playing to decision.

Head Coach Deborah Laine stated that Randolph-Henry’s best tennis came in its final team match.

The program also advanced to the semifinals in the Region 2A singles tournament and the finals in the Region 2A doubles tourney.

Only losing one senior, Laine is excited for next season.

Among the team awards handed out, Randolph-Henry’s No. 2 doubles team of junior Makenzie Sharpe and sophomore Eliza Walker received recognition for Most Wins in Doubles Competition. Sharpe and Walker went 16-3.

Sharpe also received the Coaches Award.

Lady Statesmen No. 3 singles player senior Annie Sandridge received recognition for Most Wins in Singles Competition. She went 18-1.

Randolph-Henry No. 1 singles player freshman Grace Algeier was presented with the Best All Around award.