Bluefield Daily Telegraph
In a doubleheader at Coonskin Park, the Princeton Senior High boys tennis team took two matches convincingly from Capital, 7-0, and Riverside, 6-1, over the weekend. Princeton’s girls beat Capital 4-3, and dropped a 6-1 match to Riverside.
At No. 1 singles, the Tigers’ William Robertson swept Parker Boughton of Capital 8-0 and turned back Riverside’s Tyheim Ford 8-3. Robertson is now 13-2 this season, and the Princeton boys team is 9-6.
The Princeton and Capital girls teams battled in a closely-contested match. The Tigers prevailed in all three doubles encounters, though Loren King and Kelsi Browning were extended to 9-8 and took the tiebreaker 7-4. Capital took all four singles; the No. 3 match between Browning and Capital’s Morgan King went to a 7-5 tiebreaker.
Browning had the lone win for Princeton against Riverside. She is 11-4 as an individual on the season.
Princeton plays in the Mountain State Athletic Conference tournament on Tuesday in the Kanawha Valley. The boys will play at Coonskin Park, with the girls’ matches on the Shoenbaum Courts at Kanawha City.
At Coonskin Park
Riverside girls 6, Princeton 1
Singles — Erin Hendricks (RHS) def. Alaina Blankenship 8-0. Morgan Carrico (RHS) def. Loren King 8-1. Kelsi Browning (PSHS) def. Samantha Powers 8-5. Kayla Hunt (RHS) def. Savannah Farmer 8-6.
Doubles — Hendricks-Carrico (RHS) def. Blankenship-Farmer 8-3. Powers-Hunt (RHS) def. King-Browning 8-2. Brooke Rumbaugh-Erica Hunt (RHS) def. Miranda Basconi-Emily Hendricks 9-8 (8-6).
Princeton boys 6, Riverside 1
Singles — William Robertson (PSHS) def. Tyheim Ford 8-3. Austin Romaca (RHS) def. Jacob Jones 8-1. Ryan French (PSHS) def. Isiah Farrell 8-3. Adam Anderson (PSHS) def. Logan Harless 8-2.
Doubles — Robertson-Jones (PSHS) def. Ford-Romaca 8-0. French-Anderson (PSHS) def. Farrell-Harless 8-0. Matthew Lamothe-Hunter Alford (PSHS) def. Zach Ellis-Reese Liptok 8-1.
Capital girls 4, Princeton 3
Singles — Jill Kinder (Cap) def. Blankenship 8-2. Olivia Baughton (Cap) def. King 9-7. Morgan King (Cap) def. Browning 9-8 (7-5). Vishnu Kasireddy (Cap) def. Farmer 8-6.
Doubles — Blankenship-Farmer (PSHS) def. Kinder-Baughton 8-5. King-Browning (PSHS) def. King-Kasireddy 9-8 (7-4). Basconi-Hendricks (PSHS) def. Crystal Carrier-Vivian Strader 8-4.
Princeton boys 7, Capital 0
Singles — Robertson (PSHS) def. Parker Boughton 8-0. Jones (PSHS) def. Andre Cunningham 8-2. French (PSHS) def. Anthony Siders 8-1. Anderson (PSHS) def. Jordan Nguyen 8-0.
Doubles — Robertson-Jones (PSHS) def. Boughton-Cunningham 8-3. French-Anderson (PSHS) def. Siders-Keenan Barbazelle 8-2. Lamothe-Alford (PSHS) def. Caleb Woods-Nguyen 8-1.