2017-09-08 / Sports

Heathwood downs Cardinals

From Staff Reports


Heathwood Hall No. 1 Kendall Couch races for a volley in her match against Cardinal Newman’s Chloe Narboni. 
Photos by Mike Maddock Heathwood Hall No. 1 Kendall Couch races for a volley in her match against Cardinal Newman’s Chloe Narboni. Photos by Mike Maddock Ashley Maddock got Cardinal Newman off to a 1- 0 team lead with her 6-3, 6-4 victory at No. 6 singles over Heathwood Hall’s Kit Mullins, but that was it for the Cardinals as the visiting Highlanders dominated singles play the rest of the night and won 6-3 in a SCISA Region I-3A girls’ tennis match-up September 5.

Heathwood Hall No. 1 Kendall Couch won the first set 6-3 against Cardinal Newman’s Chloe Narboni but found herself down 3-2 in the second set before winning the final four games to close out the match 6-3, 6-3.

At No. 3 singles, Heathwood Hall’s Daisy McLeod jumped out to a 4- 1 first set lead and went on to beat Cardinal Newman’s Madeline Fallaw 6-3, 6-2.

Heathwood Hall No. 2 Hanna Coetsee took her first set 6-1 against Mary Katherine Gillespie, but Gillespie bounced back to take a 3-0 lead in the second set. Coatsee fought back to take a 5-4 lead, but Gillespie held serve to tie it at 5-5. Coatsee then won the next two games to take the match 6-3, 7-5.


CN’s Ashley Maddock hits a forehand return in her No. 6 match against Heathwood Hall’s Kit Mullins. CN’s Ashley Maddock hits a forehand return in her No. 6 match against Heathwood Hall’s Kit Mullins. Caroline Bunch won her No. 5 singles match for Heathwood Hall beating Elizabeth Cutler 7-5, 6-1.

In the longest match of the day at No. 4 singles, Heathwood Hall’s Olivia Merritt won a first set tiebreaker 7-4, and then took the second set 6-0 over Reagan Hamm (7-6 (7-4), 6-0).

In doubles play, Cardinal Newman’s Gillespie and Narboni beat Couch and Merritt 8-4 at No. 1. Heathwood Hall’s Coetsee and McLeod beat Julia Brooks and Cutler at No. 2 doubles, and Cardinal Newman’s Hamm and Canaan Michel beat Bunch and Mullins 8-6 at No. 3 doubles.

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