Caro­line teams win gold, sil­ver at dis­tricts

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EAS­TON — Seven uni­fied ten­nis teams con­verged on the courts be­hind the YMCA of the Ch­e­sa­peake in Eas­ton for the an­nual district com­pe­ti­tion in Oc­to­ber.

The teams were rep­re­sent­ing Caro­line, Kent, Queen Anne’s and Tal­bot coun­ties. In the end, the two teams from Caro­line County took gold and sil­ver, earn­ing them a spot at the Uni­fied Ten­nis State Cham­pi­onships on Nov. 1 at Tow­son Univer­sity.

The Caro­line County blended team, with stu­dents from Colonel Richard­son and North Caro­line high schools, won the gold medal. The blended team con­sisted of Robert Baker, Corinna Cren­shaw, Zach Elzey, Abby Gib­bons, Ryan Saun­ders and Ma­son Thomas.

The North Caro­line High School team con­sist­ing of Eli Bradford, Hope Brown, Ja­cob Buda, Any DePasquale, Katie DePasquale, Tay­lor McNeal, Paige Pritchett, Todd Pul­leyn, Pre­ston Rug­ge­rio and Bri­anna Stafford won the sil­ver medal.

The team from Kent Is­land re­ceived the bronze.

The Bull­dogs followed their sil­ver medal with a bronze medal at states on Wed­nes­day, Nov. 8. The blended Caro­line team fin­ished sixth in the state com­pe­ti­tion.

At both CRHS and NCHS the uni­fied sports in­clude ten­nis in the fall, uni­fied strength and con­di­tion­ing in the winter, and bocce in the spring.

The district com­pe­ti­tion was dra­matic as the first, sec­ond, and third place teams were not de­ter­mined un­til the fi­nal match of the day. A pair from CRHS won their fi­nal match in a tiebreaker against Kent Is­land earn­ing a point for their team, which cre­ated a tie for first be­tween them and the team from NCHS.

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Two teams from Caro­line County took gold and sil­ver at the an­nual district com­pe­ti­tion in Oc­to­ber, earn­ing them a spot at the Uni­fied Ten­nis State Cham­pi­onships on Nov. 1 at Tow­son Univer­sity.

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