Middleburg, Va. (October 13, 2014) – Junior Marina Shallcross, an All-State selection last year, played her first singles match of the season last week, and won, giving Foxcroft School’s Varsity Tennis Team a tremendous boost.
The Upperville resident played at No. 3 singles against Highland on Tuesday (Oct. 7) and using precise strokes to make her opponent run and hitting crisp winning shots, she came away with an 8-0 victory. The win snapped a 1-1 tie in the team competition.
Marina then paired with Annie M. to win, 8-0, at No. 1 doubles and Foxcroft came away with a 5-2 victory, its third against two losses in a rain-plagued season. Marina’s performance earned her the nod for Athlete of the Week honors for the period ending Oct. 10.
“It is great to have her with us going forward on the season,” Coach Susan Erba said.
Last season, Marina played mostly No. 1 singles and finished with a 10-4 record. She was also a stalwart at doubles as Foxcroft racked up a 13-0 record, collecting its first Delaney Athletic conference championship along the way, before falling in semifinals of the VISAA Division II state tournament. Marina was one of three Foxcroft players named First Team All-State.