There’s no greater guarantee in county sports than the Fauquier Falcons winning a regular season girls tennis match.
Fauquier began the 2014 season Thursday with a 9-0 sweep of the Liberty Eagles at home in Warrenton. With that Evergreen District and Conference 22 victory, the Falcons have won all but one regular season match over the past five seasons. Their 76-6 record during that span includes five postseason losses.
On Thursday, Fauquier lost only two games to the Eagles over their nine matches. Sweeping their opponents 10-0 were No. 1 Isabelle Wessel over Carina Bilger, No. 2 Makenzie Rollins over Cattien Coo, No. 3 Micensie Barrett over Madelyn Oliveri and No. 4 Eliane Zalewski-Williams over Annanda Pires. No. 5 Kelley Violett beat Chasity McFadden.
In doubles action, Wessel and Rollins defeated Bilger and MacKenie Earl, 10-1, at No. 1, while Zalewski-Williams and Megan Magalhaes beat Coo and Oliveri, 10-0, at No. 2, and Allison Cherundolo and Lauren Newby defeated McFadden and Olivia Henderson, 10-0, at No. 3.
Fauquier finished last season with a 17-1 record after going 19-2 in 2012, 20-2 in 2001 and 19-1 in 2010.
Fauquier boys tennis 9, Liberty 0
The Fauquier Falcons began the boys tennis season Thursday with a win over the Liberty Eagles.
Fauquier defeated the Eagles, 9-0, on the road in Bealeton.
Charlottesville boys lacrosse 9, Liberty 4
The Liberty Eagles opened the 2014 boys lacrosse season Thursday with a 9-5 loss to Charlottesville at home in Bealeton.
Attackman Tommy Smith led Liberty with two goals, while attackman Parker Smith and midfielder Austin Wolfe each had one goal and one assist.
Kettle Run boys tennis 8, Brentsville 1
The Kettle Run Cougars beat the Brentsville Tigers, 8-1, Thursday to begin the boys tennis season with a 1-0 record in the Evergreen District and Conference 27.
No. 1 singles player Nick Meding won 10-6, while No. 2 Andrew Rainger won 10-2, No. 3 Ryan Powell won 10-3, No. 4 Justin Smith won 10-5 and No. 5 Luke Schwenk won 10-5. No. 6 KP Deliee rallied from a 7-2 deficit to tie the score, 8-8, but eventually fell, 10-8.
In doubles play, Meding and Rainger won 10-4 at No. 1, while Powell and Smith won 10-3 at No. 2 and Deliee and Ethan Schmidt won 10-5 at No. 3.
“I told the team how proud I was of them being the first match and coming out this strong,” Stephen Sviatko said. “We played as a team and were able to work on some things throughout the match.”
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