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High school tennis: Bears top Panthers


Riverbend’s top four players each won their singles and doubles matches in a

6–3 Commonwealth District boys tennis victory over Massaponax on Monday.

The Bears (4–0) host Mountain View on Tuesday and district rival Albemarle on Thursday.

Singles: Ian Howdyshell (R) d. Davis McIlvain 10–1; Eric Ciccone (R) d. D.J. Sylvia 10–2; Blaise Schuster (R) d. Philip Holznecht 10–1; Darius Boles (R) d. Anas Zahir 11–10 (7–5); Alex Minnici (M) d. Brandon Hollan 10–2; Davin Tarulis (M) d. Patrick McManus 10–8.

Doubles: Howdyshell–CIccone (R) d. McIlvain–Holznecht 10–2; Schuster–Boles (R) d. Sylvia–Minnici 10–2; Zahir–Mitch Figgins (M) d. Holland–McManus 10–7.


James Monroe 9, Spotsylvania 0

Competing in doubles, Ethan Robinson, Nathan Robinson, Nathan Crawford and Knick McKay earned their first-ever varsity victories for the Yellow Jackets.

James Monroe (3–0) faces Culpeper on Thursday.

Singles: Juhan Washington (JM) d. John Baird 8–0; Brandon Bautista (JM) d. Morgan Walter 8–0; Blake Olsen (JM) d. Jeremy Colson 8–0; Henry Hoffman (JM) d. Michael Turner 8–0; Torreik Ferguson (JM) d. Andy McGarr 8–2; Knick McKay (JM) d. Jay Martin-Guerrero 8–5.

Doubles: Bautista–Washington (JM) d. Baird–Walter 8–0; Walton Mahon–Nathan Crawford d. Colson–Turner 8–3; Ethan Robinson–Nathan Robinson (JM) d. Martin-Guerrero–McGarr 9–8 (7–3).


The Cyclones (2–1) rebounded from a loss at No. 1 singles to top the Cougars (1–2), who host Powhatan on Tuesday.

Singles: Andrew Heppe (C) d. Matt Preacher 10–3; Alex Curnow (EV) d. Marcus Mitra 10–1; Jeb Carroll (EV) d. Miguel Mitra 10–0; Chris Hundley (EV) d. Hunter Davis 10–3; Christian Charron (EV) d. Cole Coghill 10–4; Alex West (EV) d. Troy Toombs 10–0.

Doubles: Preacher–Carroll (EV) d. Heppe–Marcus Mitra 10–4; Curnow–Hundley (EV) d. Miguel Mitra–Davis 10–4; Charron–West (EV) d. Coghill–Toombs 10–2.

Albemarle 8, Stafford 1

Chris Vaughn got Stafford’s only win at No. 4 singles. On Wednesday, Stafford (3–2) visits Mountain View.

Singles: Timmy Shaw (A) d. Matt Coyne 10–1; Doug Corbett (A) d. BH Kim 10–1; Hendrik Firschke (A) d. Eric Kauffman 10–1; Chris Vaughn (S) d. Boris Yang 11–9; Jake Brooks (A) d. Ridge Dodd 10–1; Taylor Walker (A) d. David Maley 10–2.

Doubles:: Shaw–Corbett (A) d. Coyne–Kauffman 10–7; Firschke–Grbic (A) d. Kim–Vaughn 10–3; Brooks–Michel (A) d. Dodd–Hayes 10–4.

Chancellor 8, Caroline 1

The Chargers dominated their Battlefield District match with the Cavaliers.

Singles: Lawrence Hunter (Ch) d Ellis Dudley 10–1; Neal Glass (Ch) d. TiQuan Hudson 10–4; Josh Zelenick (Ca) d. Brandon VanLandingham 10–8; D.J. Webster (Ch) d. Rhett Fogg 10–4; Cameron Johnson (Ch) d. Hunter Howton 10–4; Josh Ransom (Ch) d. Quentin Carter (Ca) 11–9.

Doubles: Hunter–Glass (Ch) d. Dudley–Hudson 10–4; Vanlandingham–Webster (Ch) d. Zelenick–Howton 10–7; Johnson–Sean Dick (Ch) d. Anthony Adams–Nick Dalton 10–2.


Collegiate swept Fredericksburg Academy in a non-conference match.

Singles: Brady Straus (C) d. Fitzhugh Johnson 6–1, 6–2; Michael Perel (C) d. Warner Cohen 6–0, 6–1; Cole Philips (C) d. Seth Rapkins 6–0, 6–1; Turner Willett (C) d. Rory Dunn 6–0, 6–3; Austin Palmore (C) d. Zach Goforth 6–0, 6–0; William Perkins (C) d. Ryan Stanitski 6–0, 6–1.

Doubles: Straus–Perel (C) d. Johnson–Cohen 8–6; Willett–Palmore (C) d. Dunn–Goforth 8–2; Perkins–Philips (C) d. Rapkins–Stanitski 8–0.




Top seed Taylor Nichols didn’t drop a game in her singles or doubles wins for the Bears (5–0), who visit Mountain View onTuesday.

Singles: Taylor Nichols (R) d. Maria Sylvia 10–0; Julia Klaczynski (R) d. Katie Brennan 10–3; Katherine Johnson (R) d. Emily Stewart 10–3; Halley Edwards (R) d. Jenna Marie Bools 10–0; Kara Perusse (R) d. Jenna Phillips 10–3; Jessie Walthall (R) d. Taylor Cartoski 10–6.

Doubles: Nichols–Klaczynski (R) d. Sylvia–Brennan 10–0; Johnson–Morgan King (R) d. Stewart–Phillips 11–9; Perusse–Walthall (R) d. Kelly Bennett–Sareena Patel 10–0.

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