NSA tennis makes final four

Published 11:09 pm Wednesday, November 5, 2014

The resurgent Nansemond-Suffolk Academy girls’ tennis team had little problem advancing past the quarterfinal round of the VISAA Division II state playoffs on Tuesday afternoon.

In part because darkness was approaching, the No. 2 Lady Saints stopped after they got the wins they needed to advance, defeating visiting No. 7 Foxcroft School by a score of 5-0.

“They did really well,” NSA coach Lindsay Raulston said of her players. “We didn’t really know what to expect, because we didn’t have any teams that we have played that Foxcroft has played.”

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She was also glad her team secured the home court advantage through the semifinals, as Foxcroft had to travel four hours to compete against the Lady Saints.

Following are the results of the completed matches on Tuesday:


1. Sellers (NSA) def. Mickun (FS) – 10-1

6. Pharr (NSA) def. Zhang (FS) – 10-2


1. Sellers and Khandpur (NSA) def. Mickun and Shallcros (FS) – 10-1

2. Kozak and Gottlieb (NSA) def. Yang and Stettinius (FS) – 10-3

3. Pharr and Shah (NSA) def. Cunningham and Zhang (FS) – 10-3

The Covenant School, ranked No. 3, defeated No. 6 Norfolk Collegiate School by a 7-2 score on Tuesday and will travel from Charlottesville to face Nansemond-Suffolk on Friday in the semifinals of the Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association Division II state playoffs.