The Champlain Valley Union High School girls tennis team added another Division I state crown to their collection with a 6-1 win over South Burlington (SB) last Friday night at The Edge in South Burlington.
The Redhawks took the first six matches, four were needed for the title, beginning with a dominate performance by No. 1 singles player and CVU freshman Kathy Joseph. Matched up against Sam Wulfson who broke her serve two times, Joseph eventually rallied and defeated the SB senior 6-4, 6-2.
On a nearby court CVU’s No. 1 doubles pair Claire Stoner and Leah Epstein defeated South Burlington’s Linley Shaw and Jasmina Jusufagic, 6-0, 6-3 while No. 4 singles player Mandy Taheri made it three for three for the Redhawks with a win over Lisa Wood. In the fourth match No. 3 singles player Emily Polhemus clinched the crown for CVU with her win over South Burlington’s Emily Sprague 6-1, 6-3.
Andrea Joseph followed with a 6-2, 6-0 win over SB’s Lajla Badmjevic and the No. 2 doubles pairing of Paige Watson and MacKenzie Buckman earned the final win for CVU 6-3, 6-1 over Delaney Spink and Aster O’Leary.
Although Evelyn Mitchell lost to SB’s Anna Wulfson in a shortened set, 8-6, the Redhawks ended the night with a fourth crown in five years.