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Mason Girls & Boys Tennis Teams Win Region B, States Next

Sports---Mason-Boys-Tennis-TeamThe George Mason High School tennis teams will be traveling to Radford this week for state championship competition.

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The George Mason boys tennis team gathers for a team portrait after defeating Randolph Henry in the regional finals. Front row, left to right: Andrew Lee, Jonathan Babington, Miles Butler, Tommy Weber, Lew Howell, David McAlpin, Daniel Fletcher, Santiago Villalon, head coach Matt Sowers. Second row, left to right: assistant coach William Snyder, Tyler Waters, Sam Waters, Eric Gemond, Jay Rodock, Kan Tagami and Anuraag Sensharman. (Photo courtesy: Matt Sowers)

The George Mason High School tennis teams will be traveling to Radford this week for state championship competition.

The boys varsity team earned the right to go to Radford by dominating Randolph Henry High in the Region B Finals on June 4 at George Ma1son.

In that match, Mason’s No. 1 player, Kan Tagami, beat his opponent 6-1, 6-2. The Mustang’s No. 2, Sam Waters, won 6-0, 6-1. No. 3 Jay Rodock prevailed 6-2, 6-2. Eric Germond won 6-1, 6-2, Tommy Weber took it 6-0, 6-0 and Miles Butler smoked his opponent 6-0, 5-0.

Tagami will kick off play for the Mason boys in Radford when he competes as an individual in the state singles semifinals at 9 a.m. on June 10.

The team will start its state semifinal match on Friday, June 11 at 1 p.m.

At 3 p.m. on June 11, Tagami and Rodock will play in a state semifinal doubles match.

The team finals will begin Saturday at noon, with the doubles finals to follow.

George Mason’s girls tennis teams won their Region B title in similarly convincing fashion, downing Nelson County 6-0.

Mason’s No. 1 player, Kelsey Kane won her match handily, 6-1, 6-2. The Mustangs’ No. 2, Claire Pribulka, also triumphed with ease, smashing her opponent 6-1, 6-1. Mason’s No. 3 player, Claire Sedmak also routed her opponent 6-1, 6-1, while No. 4 Alexa Schaeffer prevailed 6-0, 6-2. Jessica Lim rounded out play for Mason by taking a 6-1, 6-0 victory. Mason’s doubles teams (Kane-Sedmak and Pribulka-Schaeffer) also won their matches by wide margins.

– Information courtesy of masonathletics.org