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Thursday, May 23, 2013
MARTINSVILLE - Hidden Valley rolled to five singles victories Wednesday as the Titans defeated Blacksburg 5-1 in an all-River Ridge District final in the Region IV boys tennis championship at Martinsville High School.
Tim Roehr, Ethan Bates, Grant Brown, Sam Burton and Matt Meyers all won their matches to earn Hidden Valley a berth in the Group AA semifinals in two weeks.
The Titans defeated Patrick County 5-0 in a semifinal earlier Wednesday, while Blacksburg ousted Bassett 5-0.
Hidden Valley 5, Blacksburg 1
Tim Roehr (HV) d. Thomas Ducker, 6-3, 6-0; Ethan Bates (HV) d. Nicolas Elvinger, 7-6, 6-4; Grant Brown (HV) d. Ryan Wells, 6-3, 6-3; Sam Burton (HV) d. Rohan Kumar, 6-2, 5-7, 6-4; Matt Meyers (HV) d. Will Able, 6-3, 6-1; Michael Xiao (B) d. Yavuz Durmaz, 7-5, 3-6, 6-1.
Hidden Valley 5, Patrick County 0
Tim Roehr (HV) d. Josh Willard, 6-0, 6-0; Ethan Bates (HV) d. Christian Arnder, 6-0, 6-0; Cord Bates (HV) d. Jay Huff, 7-5, 7-5; Sam Burton (HV) d. C.J. Worley, 6-1, 6-1; Matt Meyers (HV) d. Cameron Tatum, 6-0, 6-1.
Blacksburg 5, Bassett 0
Thomas Ducker (B) d. Jordan Hancock, 6-0, 6-0; Nicolas Elvinger d. Donnie Burks, 6-0, 6-1; Ryan Wells (B) d. Cairo Craig, 6-4, 6-1; Will Able (B) led Rohit Lalchandani, 6-4, susp.; Michael Xiao (B) d. Chipper Jones, 6-2, 6-0; Grayson Stone (B) d. Jason Burks, 6-1, 6-0.
Spotswood 5, Jefferson Forest 0
PENN LAIRD - Josh Rodgers topped Omar Alzaben 6-0, 6-2 at No. 1 singles as the Trailblazers won five straight-sets matches to eliminate the Cavaliers in the semifinals.
Spotswood hosts E.C. Glass on Friday for the regional title and a berth in the Group AA tournament.
Josh Rodgers (S) d. Omar Alzaben, 6-0, 6-2; Joe Dillenbeck (S) d. Rollie Edwards, 7-5, 6-0; Emmett Johnson (S) d. Seth Ranowsky, 6-1, 6-1; Walter Trobaugh (S) d. Andrew Burger, 6-3, 6-0; Alex Preston (S) d. Zach Geier, 6-0, 6-1; Josh Sheets (S) led Cody Blankenship, 6-4, 3-2 susp.
MOUNTAIN EMPIRE DISTRICT
Grayson duo wins doubles title
MAX MEADOWS - Garrett Bailey of Grayson County added the doubles title to his MED singles championship as he teamed with Mike Vaughan to defeat Jacob Kohl and Jacob Patton of Galax 6-1, 6-1 at Fort Chiswell High School on Tuesday.
Bailey and Vaughan play in the Region C tournament next week.
PH's Mulcahy finishes 2nd in region
CHARLOTTESVILLE - Patrick Henry freshman Ciara Mulcahy came up short in her bid to win the regional singles title as she fell 6-2, 6-1 in the final to Rachel Halinski of Forest Park at the University of Virginia's Snyder Courts.
Mulcahy still advances to the Group AAA quarterfinals in two weeks.
Both Western Valley District doubles representatives lost in semifinals.
Mason Wheeler and Allie Greene of Patrick Henry lost 6-2, 6-0 to Halinski and Morgan Combs of Forest Park. Leanna Carter and Nora Ferguson of Franklin County fell 6-2, 6-4 to Allison Henry and Megan Napolitano of Albemarle.
Halinski and Combs won the final 6-2, 6-0.
E.C. Glass 5, Alleghany 0
LYNCHBURG - The Hilltoppers claimed five points as they downed the Mountaineers 5-0 in the Region III quarterfinals.
Sydney Moon, Paige Riley, Taylor Weaver, Katie Gray Brammer and Julia Nelligan picked up wins for E.C. Glass (17-0). Glass dropped only four games in the five completed matches.
Sydney Moon (ECG) d. Emma Rothe, 6-0, 6-0; Paige Riley (ECG) d. Whitney Sheppard (ECG), 6-0, 6-0; Taylor Weaver (ECG) d. Noelle Brantley, 6-0, 6-1; Katie Gray Brammer (ECG) d. Hannah Kirby, 6-1, 6-0; Julia Nelligan (ECG) d. Megan Humphries, 6-0, 6-2.
Broadway 5, Northside 0
BROADWAY - The Gobblers took five of six singles matches to advance to the Region III finals with a win over the Vikings.
Holly Knupp, Sarah Donair, Olivia Driver, Whitney Cash and Bayley Skidmore earned wins for Broadway (20-0). Kayla Besase of Northside (13-6) led Kara Armentrout 6-4, 5-5 when the fifth point was scored to secure the win.
Holly Knupp (B) d. Karlie Pope, 6-0, 6-0; Sarah Donaire (B) d. Hallie Cole, 6-1, 6-0; Kayla Besase (NS) vs. Kara Armentrout, 6-4, 5-5, DNF; Olivia Driver (B) d. Lydia Washington, 6-1, 6-0; Whitney Cash (B) d. Andrea Elrod, 6-3, 6-2; Bayley Skidmore (B) d. Amy Chen, 6-0, 6-0.
Titans, Abingdon advance to finals
BLACKSBURG - Hidden Valley topped Carroll County 5-0, while Abingdon avenged a loss to Cave Spring in last year's regional final with a 5-3 semifinal win at Virginia Tech.
Ceyda Durmaz led a quick parade of straight-sets wins with a 6-0, 6-1 victory over Danielle Daugherty at No. 1 singles for Hidden Valley.
Abingdon used its strength at the top of the lineup to oust Cave Spring, getting wins at No. 1 and No. 2 singles, and No. 1 and No. 2 doubles.
Hidden Valley and Abingdon play at 2 p.m. today at Virginia Tech with a berth in the Group AA tournament on the line.
Hidden Valley 5, Carroll County 0
Ceyda Dumaz (HV) d. Danielle Daugherty, 6-0, 6-0; Emma Barker (HV) d. Sarah Light, 6-0, 6-0; Abby Dixon (HV) d. Kirstin Robinson, 6-0, 6-2; Laura Sowder (HV) d. Megan Alderman, 6-0-, 6-0; Becky Brisley (HV) led Kelly Lundy, 6-4, susp.; Grace Whiteside (HV) d. Cassidi McCann, 6-0, 6-0.
Abingdon 5, Cave Spring 3
Emily Henderson (A) d. Fallon Delp, 6-3, 6-4; Carrie Lopez (A) d. Lauren Fariss, 6-0, 6-1; Kelsey Dickerson (CS) d. Sarah Stallard, 6-0, 6-2; Ebony Ruffin (CS) d. Olivia Ball, 6-2, 6-2; Tess McNerlin (A) d. Veronica Hamilton, 6-3, 7-5 Christy Goldsmith (CS) d. Emily Grear, n.a.
Henderson and Lopez (A) d. Delp and Dickerson, 7-5, 7-5; Stallard and McNerlin (A) d. Fariss and Ruffin, 6-2, 6-4.
MOUNTAIN EMPIRE DISTRICT
Graham team advances in doubles
MAX MEADOWS - Caitlin Williams and Rebecca Day of Graham defeated Paige Hanks and Susan Davis of Galax 6-3, 6-1 to win the district doubles title Tuesday at Fort Chiswell High School.
Williams won the singles title on Monday. She will compete in both events next week in the Region C tournament.
BLUE RIDGE DISTRICT
MONETA - Northside scored eight runs in the bottom of the first inning before its Blue Ridge District semifinal with Rockbridge County was suspended because of lightning and rain.
The game resumes at 5 p.m. today at Staunton River High School with two outs in the bottom of the first.
Wednesday's second semifinal between Lord Botetourt and Alleghany was postponed and will be played at 7 tonight at Staunton River.
Kelsey Jarrett of the top-seeded Vikings led off the bottom of the first with a homer. Caitlyn Porterfield doubled, advanced on a sacrifice and scored on Ruthie Williams' RBI single. After the next two batters walked, Williams scored on a fielder's choice. After another walk, Wildcats starter Logan Fitzgerald was pulled in favor of Anna Hartman.
Hartman served up a three-RBI double to Amy Roberson. Jarrett hit an RBI double and scored on Porterfield's RBI single.
BLUE RIDGE DISTRICT
Lord Botetourt 3, Northside 2
LOW MOOR - Corey Cosner scored the game-winner off an assist from Kolbe Adams with 30 seconds remaining to lead the Cavaliers over the Vikings in the district semifinal.
Patrick Harris and Anthony Lapore also had goals for Lord Botetourt (14-3), which got six stops on eight shots from keeper Robert Switzer.
Cameron Murray and Charles Krizner scored for Northside (7-10-1), whose keeper, Zach Large, stopped 13 of the 16 shots he faced.
Alleghany 1, Rockbridge County 0
LOW MOOR - The Mountaineers advanced to the Blue Ridge District Final with a 1-0 win over the Wildcats.
Alleghany (12-4-1) will face Lord Botetourt (14-3-0) in the final at 7:15 p.m. on Friday. Botetourt won 4-2 at Alleghany and 2-1 at home during the regular season.
MOUNTAIN EMPIRE DISTRICT
Galax 9, Graham 1
GALAX - Junior Espinoza had five goals and one assist to lead the Maroon Tide in the district championship game.
Andres Medina added three goals and an assist for Galax (18-0).
BLUE RIDGE DISTRICT
Northside 5, William Byrd 3
Emma Wade had four goals to lead the host Vikings to victory in the Blue Ridge District semifinals.
Melanie Mirzayan also scored for Northside (11-4-2). Emily Rawlings had three assists and Ashleigh Armstrong had one. Kelsey Altizer made 10 saves.
Rachel Nicely had two goals and Katie Abelseth had one for William Byrd (8-8). Hannah Henley had seven saves.
Jefferson Forest 12, Amherst County 3
LYNCHBURG - Madeline Buchholz had three goals for the Cavaliers as they defeated the Lancers in the Seminole District semifinals.
Jessica Mitchell had two goals for Jefferson Forest (15-1-1). Dana Bryant, Ashlie Freeman, Riley Lee, Andrea McConkey, Alyssa Mitchell, Jessica O'Bryant and Cassidy Ratliff also scored.
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