Lady Indians capture PVC
The Berkeley Springs High School Girls Tennis Team had a couple of firsts last week, including a Potomac Valley Conference team championship on Saturday, March 31, in Petersburg.
"I am really proud of the team," said victorious Coach Neil Heard, who was named the PVC Girls Coach of the Year. “This has been a long week and for them to win the team title is really special. It is the first time we've won the title, so it is a pretty big deal for us."
Leading the way was Kelsey Weimer who claimed gold medals in both the number one singles and number one doubles, where she combined with Erin Close to defeat Petersburg 8-6 in the finals.
Weimer won the number one singles by taking down both of her opponents 8-4.
"This was a good way to end a very long week," said Heard.
Although none of the other girls brought home individual gold, several reached the final of their respective brackets.
Rebekah Henry (two singles), Erin Close (three singles) and Chelsea Breeden (four singles) all reached the final before losing, as did the number three doubles team of Monica McBee and Courtney Smith.
The PVC title was a first for Berkeley Springs, but it wasn't the only first of the week, as the Lady Indians downed Keyser, 4-3, in Keyser on Wednesday, March 28.
"This was the first time our girls have beaten Keyser; it was kind of special," Heard said.
Weimer won her number one singles match 8-6, Henry followed with an 8-1 win at number two singles and Close won the number three singles 8-3. The Indians closed out the match with an 8-4 win in the number one doubles (Weimer/Close) match.
The girls also lost a close match, 4-3, to Moorefield on Monday, March 26 and were shutout, 7-0, by Washington on Thursday, March 29.
Winners against Moorefield included Weimer (one singles), 8-2, Close (three singles) 8-5 and Weimer/Close (one doubles) 8-6.
The boys had a tough week losing to Moorefield and Washington 7-0, to Keyser 6-1 and failing to win a match at the PVC Championships.
Brian Close scored the lone point of the week with an 8-6 win in the number three boys match against Keyser.
"The boys didn't have their best week, but I'm still proud of their effort," Heard said.
The Indians will travel to Martinsburg, today, April 4, to Musselman tomorrow, and to Hedgesville on April 9.