The Roanoke Rapids High School women’s tennis teamcontinued their winning ways, picking up a 7-2 conference win over the Knights from Northern Nash High School Tuesday, August 30 at the T.J. Davis Recreation Center tennis courts.
Beginning the match with singles play, the Jackets came out with the 5-1 lead.
#1 Reagan Mitchell (RR) defeated Francesca Miller (NN) 6-3, 6-2.
#2 Lauren Milligan (NN) defeated Emma Snead (RR) 6-3, 6-2.
#3 Kara Baird (RR) defeated Pearl Zhuang (NN) 6-4, 6-2.
#4 Savannah Medlin (RR) defeated Amira Tawous (NN) 6-2, 6-4.
#5 Laura Pridgen (RR) defeated Shaniya Taylor (NN) in a third set tiebreak 6-4, 4-6, (10-6).
#6 Ivy Wells (RR) defeated Natalie Romero (NN) 6-0, 6-1.
After a strong showing in singles, the Jackets picked up two out of the three doubles matches against the Knights to secure the overall victory.
#1 Miller and Zhuang (NN) defeated Snead and Baird (RR) 8-4.
#2 Mitchell and Medlin (RR) defeated Milligan and Tawous(NN) 8-5.
#3 Pridgen and Wells (RR) defeated Romero and Webb (NN) in a forfeit.
After picking up their second win in a row against a 3A conference opponent, assistant coach for the Jackets, Heath Nunn said “This was a massive win against a tough Northern Nash team. When you’re in a 2A/3A conference any win you can get against a 3A school as a 2A school is a big deal. I am so proud of these girls for the way they played today.”
The Jackets (4-0) will look to their next contest as they travel to Rocky Mount, NC to take on the Gryphons of Rocky Mount High School on Thursday, September 1. Play begins at 3:30pm.