R-H sweeps foes in 3-0 opening week

Published 12:35 pm Wednesday, March 20, 2019

The Randolph-Henry High School varsity girls tennis team won all three first-week matches of its 2019 regular season with the score of 9-0, piling up 27 individual and doubles victories.
The Lady Statesmen topped visiting Appomattox County High School on March 11, then shut out visiting Prince Edward County High School the next day and routed visiting Buckingham County High School on Thursday.
Randolph-Henry Head Coach Deborah Laine is excited for the winning tradition of Lady Statesmen girls tennis to continue, having lost only one senior last year and bringing five of her top six players back this year.
Last year, the Lady Statesmen advanced to the Region 2A tournament semifinals in both team and individual singles play. Doubles team Grace Algeier and Annie Sandridge finished as regional runner-up.
In the 2019 season opener Monday, March 11, Algeier, a sophomore, was Randolph-Henry’s No. 1 seed for singles. Eliza Walker, a junior, was seeded No. 2; McKenzie Sharpe, a senior, was seeded No. 3; sophomore Kaley Moon was seeded No. 4; junior Pearl Sandridge was seeded No. 5; sophomore Kiersten Dotten was No. 6.
Playing doubles for the home opener was Algeier/Moon at No. 1, Walker/Sharpe at No. 2 and Sandridge/Dotten at No. 3.
Following are the results of the match against Appomattox:
1) Algeier def. Ilyana Servis, 8-6
2) Walker def. Clara Campbell, 8-0
3) Sharpe def. Mariska Servis, 8-4
4) Moon def. Ana Myers, 8-0
5) Sandridge def. Vidhi Patel, 8-0
6) Dotten def. Bella Cestaro, 8-0
1) Algeier/Moon def. Servis/Campbell, 8-3
2) Walker/Sharpe def. Servis/Myers, 8-2
3) Sandridge/Dotten def. Patel/Cestaro, 8-3
Following are the results of the Randolph-Henry match against Prince Edward on March 12:
1) Algeier def. M. Williams, 8-1
2) Walker def. M. Carreral, 8-2
3) Sharpe, def. E. Watson, 8-1
4) Moon def. E. Green, 8-0
5) Sandridge def. J. Hicks, 8-2
6) Dotten def. A. Pena, 8-0
1) Algeier/Moon def. Williams/Watson, 8-3
2) Walker/Sharpe def. Carrera/Green, 8-1
3) Sandridge/Dotten def. Hicks/Pena, 8-4
Following are the results of the Randolph-Henry match against Buckingham on Thursday:
1) Algeier def. Alyssa Gormus, 8-2
2) Walker def. Dee Dang, 8-1
3) Moon def. Rha’Neisha Holman, 8-2
4) Sharpe def. April Sage, 8-5
5) Sandridge def. Jada Mallory, 8-2
6) Dotten def. Amearah Davis, 8-0
1) Algeier/Moon def. Holman/Sage 8-1
2) Walker/Sharpe def. Gormus/Dang 8-4
3) Sandridge/Jenna Harmon def. Mallory/Meredith DeLong-Maxey, 8-5
After hosting Altavista High School on Tuesday, the Lady Statesmen will host William Campbell High School on Thursday at 4:30 p.m.