The Wakefield Owls opened the 2013 girls tennis season Friday with a 9-0 loss to Covenant on the road in Charlottesville at Piedmont Virginia Community College.
“A very tough opponent,” Wakefield coach Simon Sjogren said. “Knew it would be a tough test.”
Following last season, the Owls lost most of their starting lineup. Sarah Seventko, for example, moved from No. 6 last season to No. 1 Friday. She lost to Kenia Torres, 8-0, while Wakefield No. 2 Sophie Coolidge fell to Hannah Huemme, 8-3, No. 3 Anna McLaughlin lost to Vicky Demme, 8-0, No. 4 Robin Ross fell to Grace Sorensen, 8-1, No. 5 Evy Edens lost to Ashley Lainhart, 8-2, and No. 6 Nicole Andersen fell to Hayley Fox, 8-1.
In doubles action, Covenant’s No. 1 duo of Dahmart and Demme beat Seventko and Ross, 8-2, while the No. 2 team of Sorensen and Botters defeated Coolidge and McLaughlin, 8-3, and the No. 3 team of McGraw and Lainhardt beat Edens and Andersen, 8-1.
“Experience from the home team showed throughout,” Sjogren said of Covenant.
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