With four singles shutouts, the Highland Hawks beat the Fredericksburg Academy boys tennis team, 6-1, Tuesday at home in Warrenton.
Highland improved to 2-0 in the Delaney Athletic Conference with the victory and 3-0 overall.
Winning singles matches 8-0 were No. 1 senior Adam Fenton over Peter Brown, No. 3 sophomore Rich Gerhardt over Rohan Chandine, No. 4 junior Ward Van de Water over Ethan Stanton and No. 5 senior Tim Bartz over Christopher Atkin. No. 2 senior Jack Thomas added an 8-1 win over Loie Bernard.
In doubles action, seniors Jonathon Finley and James Jarvis beat Bernard and Green, 8-5, at No. 2, while Brown and Chandine beat Highland’s Van de Water and eighth grader Hampton Massie, 8-6, at No. 1.
Highland baseball 6, Trinity Christian 2
After having six games postponed or canceled due to poor weather, the Highland Hawks finally began the 2014 baseball season Tuesday with a 6-2 win over Trinity Christian at home in Warrenton.
Highland scored five runs in the bottom of the first inning take the lead.
But “the game was won on strong defense and solid pitching,” Hawks coach Micah Higgins said.
Senior pitcher J.P. Graham got the win after allowing one earned run on four hits and two walks while striking out four over four innings. In relief, junior Tyler Zimmerman picked up a three-inning save by allowing one unearned run on three hits while striking out two.
Offensively, senior Matt Kelly went 1-for-3 with two runs, two stolen bases and a walk, while Graham went 2-for-3 with an RBI, run and stolen base. Sophomore Mark Terrell added a two-run RBI single.
Brentsville softball 3, Kettle Run 1
The Kettle Run Cougars began Conference 27 play Tuesday with 3-1 loss to the Brentsville softball team on the road in Nokesville.
The Tigers took a 1-0 lead in the second inning with a solo home run and added a run in the fourth inning with three consecutive hits. Kettle Run (0-2) narrowed its deficit to 2-1 in the bottom of the fourth with an RBI fielder’s choice by Shelby Stegmaier that scored Kaitlin Munda, but Brentsville finished the scoring with a run in the fifth on a single, throwing error and triple.
Munda took the loss after allowing three earned runs on seven hits while striking out nine over seven innings. Offensively, Munda and Claire Miclat each went 1-for-3, while Kendall Penn went 1-for-2.
Fauquier softball 8, Liberty 0
The Fauquier Falcons used a five-run third inning to beat the Liberty softball team, 8-0, Tuesday on the road in Bealeton.
Already leading 1-0, the Falcons began the fifth with consecutive singles. After a fielder’s choice out at home plate and a walk, Ashtyn Foddrell hit a two-RBI double and then Rachel Taylor hits a three-run home run.
Fauquier added two more runs in the seventh inning and finished the game with 10 hits while Liberty committed three errors. The win gave Fauquier a 1-0 record in Evergreen District play while improving its record to 2-0 overall and in Conference 22.
Starting pitcher Tess Miller shut out the Eagles over seven innings by allowing only five hits and two walks while striking out 10. Defensively, the Falcons made only one error and got diving catches from left fielder Lauren Sweeney and second baseman LeAnn Brown.
Offensively, Apryl Nalls went 2-for-3 with an RBI and walk, while Foddrell went 2-for-4 with a run and stolen base. Taylor went 1-for-3 with a pair of runs, while Marlee Ott went 1-for-2 with three runs, Jessie Goodwin went 1-for-3 with a run, and Brown went 1-for-3 with a run and stolen base.
Fauquier girls tennis 9, Brentsville 0
For the third time this girls tennis season, the Fauquier Falcons swept an opponent Tuesday.
Fauquier defeated Brentsville, 9-0, on the road in Nokesville, losing only eight games en route to improving its record to 3-0 overall and in the Evergreen District, and to 2-0 in Conference 22.
Winning singles matches 10-0 were No. 1 Isabelle Wessel over Karolyn Moore, No. 4 Micensie Barrett over Jade Matthews and No. 6 Megan Magalhaes over McKenna DeBruyne. Winning 10-1 were No. 2 Mackenzie Rollins over Erin Burnett, No. 3 Eliane Zalewski-Williams over Kelli Duffus and No. 5 Kelley Violett over Charlotte Engel.
In doubles action, the No. 1 team of Wessel and Rollins beat Moore and Burnett, 10-0, while the No. 2 team of Barrett and Violett defeated Duffs and Engel, 10-3, and the No. 3 team of Olivia Burke and Flavia Coutinho beat Matthew and Deonna Dobson, 10-2.
Kettle Run girls soccer 3, Brentsville 1
The Kettle Run Cougars won their first Conference 27 match of the girls soccer season Tuesday by beating Brentsville, 3-1, on the road in Nokesville.
The Cougars (2-1) took a 1-0 lead about 10 minutes into the match on a free kick near midfield by Erika Blevins. Three minutes later, Taylor Decker scored with an assist from Lauren Schlenker.
Kettle Run finished its scoring on an Emily Brummett goal set up by a Blevins corner kick with about four minutes left in the first half. Brentsville’s lone goal came 16 minutes into the second half on a corner kick.
Kettle Run boys tennis 8, Culpeper 1
The Kettle Run Cougars rebounded from their first loss of the boys tennis season with an 8-1 win Tuesday on the road against Culpeper.
“I was pleased with how we played overall,” said Cougars coach Stephen Sviatko, whose team improved to 3-1 overall and 2-0 in Conference 27. “Things are starting to come together for us.”
In singles play, No. 2 Andrew Rainger won, 10-3, while No. 3 Ryan Powell won, 10-1, No. 4 Justin Smith won, 10-3, No. 5 Luke Schwenke won, 10-8, and No. 6 K.P. Deliee won, 10-6. No. 1 Nick Meding lost, 10-3.
Meding “didn’t play bad but was overthinking a little too much,” Sviatko said. “He relaxed a little after his singles match and played a lot better during his No. 1 doubles match.”
Meding and Rainger combined to win, 10-5, while the No. 2 team of Powell and Smith won, 10-4. The No. 3 team of Deliee and Ethan Schmidt fell behind 7-2, but rallied to tie the score, 9-9, en route to winning 11-9.
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