Porter remains undefeated in win against TA

Published 10:36 am Friday, April 15, 2011

WAKEFIELD—The consistent play of Southampton Academy tennis player Jessica Porter has helped the Lady Raiders all season and it was no different Thursday as they defeated Tidewater Academy 6-3.

Porter, who is undefeated in Virginia Commonwealth Conference play this year, defeated Tidewater’s Olivia Patton 8-0 in the second seed match.

Southampton’s No. 1 seed Barclay Gatten shut out Chandler Williams 8-0. The No. 5 seed Meagan Dail shutout Abby Malcolm 8-0. Megan Drewry also picked up a victory in the match, defeating Marianna Stephenson 8-1.

Tidewater’s Jackie Pinkleton defeated Ginny Taylor 8-6 and Lady Warrior Casey Richards defeated Courtney Beltrami 9-7 in singles matches.

In doubles, the team of Gatten and Porter defeated Williams and Pinkleton 8-0, while Dail and Drewry defeated Malcolm and Stephenson 9-8.

In an exhibition singles match Southampton’s Olivia Fox defeated Brooke O’Gara.

The victory puts SA at 4-4 overall and 2-3 in the conference. The team will play  Tidewater Academy Tuesday, Steward School Wednesday and Fuqua School Thursday.