Tennis teams headed to the postseason
The regular tennis season didn't end the way Berkeley Springs had hoped, as both the girls and boys team dropped their final three matches of the season to Clear Spring, St. James and Jefferson, respectively.
"We really faced some stiff competition during the final week," said Berkeley Springs Coach Neil Heard. “The scores really don't show how well we played. I think we will have a very good showing at the regional tournament. The PVC tournament has been a pretty good indicator of how you will fare in the regional, so I am very optimistic."
Berkeley Springs started the week at undefeated Clear Spring and were no match for the Blazers, dropping both the girls and boys matches by the identical score of 5-0.
Things got no easier the following day when the Indians traveled to St. James and lost both matches 7-0.
Berkeley ended the regular season on Saturday at Jefferson. The Cougars won the boys match 7-0 and the girls contest 5-2.
Rebekah Henry (#2 singles) and Erin Close (#3 singles) scored the two points in the girls match. Henry was an 8-5 victor and Close won 8-3.
The junior varsity also had matches on Saturday and both Thad Osborne and Kalee Sherrard were victorious. Osborne shutout his opponent 8-0, while Sherrard pulled out an 8-6 win.
"This was the first time this year that our JV's got to play in match conditions and they really did a nice job," Heard said. “We only won two matches, but we were really close in others, as we dropped several tie-breakers. I thought they did a nice job."
Berkeley Springs will play in the West Virginia Class AA Region II Tournament this Friday and Saturday in Clarksburg.