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(May 6, 2022) The Stephen Decatur tennis teams dominated their matches on the road against the Show Hill Eagles on Tuesday.

The Lady Seahawks won, 7-0.

Earning first through third singles victories, respectively, were: juniors Ridgley Lake (8-0) and Sarah Tarr (8-2) and freshman Emily Ferguson (8-1).

Snow Hill forfeited the fourth singles match.

Freshman Brooke Berquist and junior Paula Magathan shut out their first doubles opponents, 8-0.

Snow Hill forfeited the second and third doubles matches.

“The girls played well. They kept their focus throughout the match,” said Decatur Coach Jamie Greenwood. “From the last time we played them to this time, I’ve seen improvement. We’re headed in the right direction.”

Decatur’s boys team won, 6-1.

Winning first through third singles, respectively, were: senior captain Noah Fisher (8-0), sophomore David Janney (8-0) and senior captain Ben Johnson (8-2).

Fisher and Johnson shut out their first doubles opponents, 8-0.

Janney and sophomore Matt Beck topped there second doubles competition, 8-0.

Senior Evan Ritz and sophomore Jacob Ritz earned an 8-0 victory at third doubles.

“They did pretty well. They supported each other and cheered each other on,” said Decatur Coach Steve Berquist. “We have a big team. They’ve come together as a team before, but it was evident today.”

Decatur was scheduled to host the Parkside Rams yesterday, Thursday, in its last match of the regular season. If the boys’ team wins it will compete for a Bayside Conference championship on Tuesday at 4 p.m.

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