South Riding, VA (May 17, 2017) – The Freedom Eagles brought home the Conference 22 championship for the second year in a row.
The match was tied 3-3 going into doubles. After two more doubles matches had finished, the match was tied 4-4. With only one match to finish, the first doubles team of junior, Isha Bhatia, and freshman, Apoorva Saravanan, won in straight sets (6-0, 6-1) to secure the championship. Championship point was won by Isha Bhatia as she moved up to play a short ball and hit a beautiful winner into the alley on a short angle. The whole team erupted in joy knowing they had won the overall match 5-4.
Other notable matches included:
A 3-set win by #1 singles player, Isha Bhatia. Isha only lost one close match this season at #1 singles. This year, she went 16-1 (including the post season).
A 3-set win by #3 doubles team of freshmen duo of Reva Kodre and Rachel Knee. They are undefeated this season when playing together as doubles partners, going 11-0 (including the postseason).
A straight set win by junior, Caitlin Knee, at #5 singles.
A straight set win by freshman, Reva Kodre, at #4 singles. Reva went undefeated this season in singles, going 16-0 (including the postseason).
The team went 13-2 this season in matches we were able to finish. They won of their home matches!
Regional team play starts on 5/26/217.