Sports briefs for April 27

Published 10:46 pm Friday, April 26, 2013

NRHS girls trounce OSHS

The Nansemond River High School girls’ tennis team shut out host Oscar Smith High School on Thursday, winning 9-0. The Lady Tigers were held to 21 games won compared to the Lady Warriors’ 96.

Singles results were as follows:

  • Casey Wood (NR) d. Odenwald (OS), 6-0, 6-1
  • Malaika Karriem (NR) d. McCall (OS), 6-4, 6-0
  • Krysta Jewette (NR) d. Cadey (OS), 6-0, 6-0
  • Heather Davis (NR) d. Martin (OS), 6-3, 6-2
  • Katherine Emberton (NR) d. Isbell (OS), 6-2, 6-1
  • Jynasia Sadler (NR) d. Spruill (OS), 6-1, 6-0

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Doubles results were as follows:

  • Wood-Emberton (NR) d. Odenwald-McCall (OS), 8-0
  • Karriem-Jewette (NR) d. Martin-Isbell (OS), 8-5
  • Davis-Brooke Street (NR) d. Cadey-Spruill (OS), 8-2

Great Bridge High School will visit Nansemond River next Tuesday.

NSA cannot fell Mighty Oaks

The Nansemond-Suffolk Academy boys’ tennis team suffered a narrow 5-4 home loss on Thursday to Norfolk Collegiate School, the team currently ranked No. 2 in the state among Division II schools by the Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association. The Saints are currently No. 6.

NSA’s No. 1 player Corey Cutright and No. 5 player and eighth-grader Nathan Pharr were the only on the team to find success in the singles matches. The Saints proved more dominant in doubles, however.

Singles results were as follows:

  • Corey Cutright (NS) d. Charley Dey (NC), 6-2, 6-1
  • Alex Loope (NC) d. Tucker Firnstahl (NS), 6-0, 6-0
  • Chase Pearson (NC) d. Jackson DeMello (NS), 6-2, 6-2
  • Norain Rajhwani (NC) d. Preston Firnstahl (NS), 6-3, 6-0
  • Nathan Pharr (NS) d. William Howell (NC), 6-4, 6-1
  • Nick Baker (NC) d. Ryan Witherow (NS), 6-3, 6-3

Doubles results were as follows:

  • Cutright-T. Firnstahl (NS) d. Dey-Rajhwani (NC), 8-5
  • Loope-Pearson (NC) d. DeMello-P. Firnstahl (NS), 8-2
  • Pharr-Witherow (NS) d. Howell-Baker (NC), 8-1

Nansemond-Suffolk (8-8, 3-3) hosts Portsmouth Christian School this evening.