Girls Varsity Tennis Breezes Past Jefferson County

Clarke County Girls Varsity Tennis extended its winning record with a victory over Jefferson County, West Virginia this afternoon. Today’s victory marked the team’s tenth win with only four losses.

Elizabeth Schaffer (left) and Jefferson County's India Watson - photo Edward Leonard

Elizabeth Schaffer (left) and Jefferson County's India Watson - photo Edward Leonard

Head coach, Ted Schulhof attributes this year’s success to several factors; “The girls have really worked hard on the basics. They all really love the game and have a lot of fun when their on the court.”

This year’s first seed player is senior Jodi Noland. Noland is the fourth member of her family to hold the number one position for Clarke County. Senior Elizabeth Schaeffer holds the second seed followed by sophomore Olivia McKelway at third, French exchange student junior Jade Mermet-Lavy at fourth, with seniors Jenna Parke and Katherine Roberts seeded fifth and sixth.

Elizabeth Schaffer, this year’s second seed, has improved from the sixth spot last year. Schaffer attributes her current 10-6 record to better concentration and more practice. “I’ve improved my game a lot from last year mostly by working on better shots and volleys.”

Coach Schulhof says that next week’s match with division rival George Mason will be an important test for the team. “They’re a good team, but I think that we’ll be up for the challenge.”

Tabby Chandler, CC Girls Varsity Tennis tenth seed - photo Edward Leonard

Tabby Chandler, CC Girls Varsity Tennis tenth seed - photo Edward Leonard