Middle School Girls Tennis
Anne Barnes2022Raleigh, NC
Sarah Bossong2022Raleigh, NC
Anne George2023Raleigh, NC
Sibley Hash2023Raleigh, NC
Frances Hogshead2022Raleigh, NC
Elizabeth Holderness2022Raleigh, NC
Margaret Scoggin2023Raleigh, NC
Raynor Singleton2023Raleigh, NC
Anna Tanner2022Raleigh, NC
Molly Tuttle2024Raleigh, NC
The middle school tennis Warriors lost to St. Timothy’s, 5-1, Thursday in the Capital Area Middle School Conference championship match. The Warriors defeated the Titans for the title the past two years, but St. Timothy’s rolled through the conference with an undefeated record this fall. “They are really good,” said coach Anne Barnes. “We battled the best we could to hang in there to force doubles, but they were too strong. They were the only team to beat us all season, so I think we did very well overall.” Sibley Hash earned the lone St. David’s win, 8-1. The Warriors finished the season 12-3.
The middle school tennis Warriors advanced to the Capital Area Middle School Conference championship round with a 5-1 victory over North Raleigh Christian Academy Tuesday at the Satellite Athletic Complex. Since the Warriors had already clinched the overall match with five singles wins, NRCA opted not to play the three doubles matches. Elizabeth Holderness and Anne George won 8-0, Molly Tuttle prevailed 8-1, Sallie Bossong won 8-4 and Francie Hogshead battled back to an 8-5 victory. “We were ready to play and everyone did well,” said coach Anne Barnes, whose second-seeded Warriors play top-seeded St. Timothy’s for the title Thursday at Millbrook Exchange Park. The teams will meet for the league championship for the third straight year. St. David’s won both times, but the Titans are undefeated and the only team to beat the 12-2 Warriors this season. “Confidence will be key,” said Barnes. “Both matches (6-3 both times) have been close and could have gone our way. I like our chances.”
The middle school tennis Warriors used five singles victories to earn a 5-4 decision at Cary Academy Monday. Elizabeth Holderness (8-6), Anna Clayton Tanner (8-4), Sallie Bossong (8-5), Anne George (8-2) and Raynor Singleton (8-2) helped SDS raise its record to 8-2 overall and 7-2 in league play. Elizabeth and Sallie had their hands full against strong opponents,” said coach Anne Barnes. “They each played a solid match and got the win.” The regular season ends Tuesday at Magellan followed by the conference tournament.
The St. David’s middle school tennis team earned a 9-0 road sweep over NRCA Tuesday. Elizabeth Holderness (8-3), Anna Clayton Tanner (8-3), Raynor Singleton (8-0), Anne George (8-2), Sibley Hash (8-1) and Margaret Scoggin (8-1) won their singles matches. The rout continued in doubles as Sallie Bossong/Francie Hogshead (8-5), Anne Slater Barnes/Tanner (8-3) and Hash/Molly Tuttle (8-3) prevailed in doubles. “Everyone contributed today,” said coach Anne Barnes. “The doubles matches were fun to watch as we continue to experiment with combinations. Doubles will be key when the tournament starts.” St. David’s is 7-2 overall, 6-2 in the league with matches Monday and Tuesday. Tournament seeds will be determined Wednesday.
The middle school tennis Warriors came up short in a 6-3 loss to undefeated St. Timothy’s Tuesday at the Satellite Athletic Complex. St. David’s defeated the Titans for the conference title the past two years and St. Timothy’s is the only team to beat them this season. Anne George (8-4) and Raynor Singleton (8-4) won singles while Elizabeth Holderness and Sallie Bossong won doubles, 8-5. “Their top three players are really strong,” said Warriors coach Anne Barnes. “We tried our best and were close in every match.” St. David’s is 6-2 and travel to NRCA Thursday.
The middle school tennis Warriors swept Grace Christian, 9-0, Monday at the Satellite Athletic Complex. Anna Clayton Tanner, Sibley Hash and Anne Slater Barnes won their singles matches, 8-0. Margaret Scoggin (8-3), Raynor Singleton (8-5) and Sallie Bossong (8-6) also prevailed. “We shifted some people around in singles and it worked well,” said coach Anne Barnes. “Our doubles teams played well together and it was a good tune up for tomorrow.” Elizabeth Holderness/Francie Hogshead (8-2), Singleton/Anne George (8-5) and Barnes/Molly Tuttle (8-0) won doubles. St. David’s (6-1, 5-1) hosts St. Timothy’s Tuesday. The Warriors beat the Titians for the conference title the past two years. St. Timothy’s won the first match this year and comes in undefeated.
The middle school tennis Warriors pulled off a doubles sweep for a come from behind 5-4 victory over Endeavor Charter Wednesday in Wake Forest. Elizabeth Holderness teamed with Francie Hogshead to win 8-4, Sallie Bossong/Anna Clayton Tanner won 8-6 and Margaret Scoggin/Sibley Hash prevailed 8-6 to win the match. “It took everybody to pull this one out,” said coach Anne Barnes, whose Warriors are 5-1 overall and 4-1 in conference play. “Margaret and Sibley won the match for us with both teams watching. I’m very proud of the way we competed.” Bossong and Rayner Singleton won singles for SDS. The Warriors host Grace Christian Monday and St. Timothy’s Tuesday.
The middle school tennis Warriors reeled off their third straight victory, 8-1, over North Raleigh Christian Academy Monday at the Satellite Athletic Complex. SDS swept singles, but Anna Clayton Tanner and Anne Slater Barnes battled through tiebreakers to win their matches 9-8. “They could have gone either way,” said coach Anne Barnes. “Those two earned the Warrior award for giving extra effort to win close matches.” Other singles winners were Elizabeth Holderness (8-1), Sallie Bossong (8-0), Sibley Hash (8-0) and Francie Hogshead (9-7). Holderness/Hash (8-3) and Molly Tuttle/Margaret Scoggin (8-4) won doubles. St. David’s is 4-1 and hosts Grace Christian Thursday.
The middle school tennis Warriors cruised past Franklin Academy, 9-0, Friday at the Satellite Athletic Complex. Sibley Hash (8-0), Elizabeth Holderness (8-1), Francie Hogshead (8-1), Molly Tuttle (8-3) and Margaret Scoggin (8-4) won singles, while Anne George/Raynor Singleton (8-0) and Anne Slater Barnes/Sally Bossong (8-6) took doubles. The Falcons forfeited the other two matches. “I juggled the lineup so everyone could play today,” said coach Anne Barnes. “I’m proud of the way Anne Slater and Sally battled back from behind to win their doubles match.” The Warriors are 3-1 and play Magellan Tuesday at Millbrook Exchange Park.
The Warriors middle school volleyball, tennis and soccer teams all came out on the short end Tuesday. The tennis team lost 6-3 to conference rival St. Timothy’s at the Millbrook Exchange courts. St. David’s defeated the Titans for the CAMSC championship the past two seasons. “It’s still really early,” said coach Anne Barnes. “We were tied 3-3 after singles, but struggled in doubles. We’ll continue to improve with practice.” Sallie Bossong and Anne George won their singles matches 8-5, while Raynor Singleton prevailed 8-4. The soccer Warriors fell to NRCA 4-1 at the Satellite Athletic Complex. Alex Weaver found the net on a cross from Hank Madden that trimmed the Knights lead to 2-1, but NRCA responded with a pair of goals to set the final. “We had a bad stretch of 10-12 minutes and that’s when they scored all their goals,” said coach Nate Antiel. “We out-shot them 16-10, but couldn’t find the net after the first one. Sam Crosby anchored our backline very well and Beck Maddison played well at outside midfielder.” The volleyball team lost 25-23 and 25-16 to NRCA, the three-time defending conference champs in the middle school gym. “We led in both games, but had too many breakdowns to beat them,” said coach Miriam Leshnock. “We competed well, but we need to continue to work on communicating and making sure the court is covered on defense.”
The Warriors volleyball and tennis teams had successful season openers at Grace Christian Tuesday, while the boys soccer team lost a close one. The tennis team won 9-0 and the volleyball team prevailed 25-18 and 25-16 for a 2-0 victory. Anne Clayton Tanner, Francie Hogshed, Anne George and Raynor Singleton won their singles matches 8-0. Elizabeth Holderness won 8-1 and Sallie Bossong prevailed 8-2. In doubles, it was George/Singleton 8-0, Anne Slater Barnes/Molly Tuttle 8-1 and Tanner/Sibley Hash 8-4. “We played well in the heat and humidity,” said coach Anne Barnes. “It was a fun way to start the season.” Next up is a trip to Millbrook Exchange Park to face St. Timothy’s. The Warriors have beaten the Titans in the CAMSC title match the last two years. The volleyball team swept the Eagles behind solid team play. “It’s hard to single any one or two players out because they all played well together,” said coach Miriam Leshnock. “We didn’t leave any parts of the court open and we hustled after every ball in play.” The soccer Warriors gave up the only goal midway through the second half for a 1-0 loss to Grace. St. David’s out-shot the Eagles 8-3 and had several chances late. “Their goal was on a rebound,” said coach Nate Antiel. “Sam (Williams) stopped the first one, but couldn’t get the second one. Blake Walston put up a clean sheet (in goal) in the first half and the ball was in our offensive third for the last part of the game. We played well across the board.”