Yorktown Girls Tennis Wins National District Team Championship

Patriots finish season 14-0.

The Yorktown Girls Varsity Tennis Squad wrapped up an undefeated season in the National District this week, beating Mount Vernon 8-1 on Monday.

Last week, the girls beat Edison (9-0), Falls Church (8-1), Washington-Lee (6-3) and Hayfield (9-0). The team's final record for the season is 14-0.

Yorktown has placed first in the National District tennis team championship six out of the past seven years. The team now goes on to compete in the Northern Regional Team Championship and in the individual singles and doubles championships.

The team had a huge turnover in its starting lineup, losing four of its six regular starters last year — including former state champion Emily Flickinger, who now plays for Auburn University. Four of the Yorktown High School top singles players this year are new to the top six, making an undefeated season even more remarkable.

The top six singles players records for the season were:

  1. Senior Angela Liang (11-2)
  2. Sophomore Kai Perkuchin (8-4)
  3. Sophomore Zoe Dormuth (10-1)
  4. Junior Cathryn Speck (10-1)
  5. Sophomore Olivia Tate (9-0)
  6. Senior Lila Spitz (7-1)

Junior Kyra Gray, playing anywhere from 1-6 in the lineup, had an impressive overall singles record of 7-0. Freshman Lexi Peck, had a tremendous first year for the Patriots, playing in a number of doubles matches and anywhere from 2-6 in the singles lineup. Her singles record was 3-0.

Led by co-captains Liang and Spitz, members of the Yorktown High School Girls Tennis Team are: Perkuchin, Dormuth, Speck, Tate, Gray, Peck, Elise Strongin, Caroline Connors, Genevieve Harner, Jesse Bushkoff, Alexa Coyle, Kim Eldridge, Michelle Terrazas, Sarah Mosely, Laura Misra, Bemnat Agegnehu, Carina Portugal, Reed Erickson, Naomi Erickson, Marlene Hovdenak Sylte, Emma Davidson, Stuart Debutts, Sierra Duca and Leila Salata.

The team, the largest squad in the region, is coached by Natalie Roy and Helen White.


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