James Monroe captured the Region II boys tennis championship and Kelly Regan of Loudoun County won the singles title at the girls region event. Potomac pitcher Sheri Costa helped the Panthers continue their winning ways as the teams headed into playoff action.Boys Tennis
James Monroe defeated two Northwestern District teams on its way to the Region II team title. The Yellow Jackets bounced Handley, 5-1, for the championship after slipping past Loudoun County, 5-4, in the semi-final.
Handley reached the title match by defeating Charlottesville, 6-3, in a semifinal contest.
In the individual tournament, James Monroe's Jussi Koivisto advanced to the final match before falling to Rashid Benjeloun of Western Albermarle, 6-4, 7-5.
Handley's Jamie Lowe and Chris Lloyd team to win the doubles title with a 6-4, 7-6(7-5)championshipwin over Koivisto and Tyler Harding of James Monroe.
Woodbridge advanced to the finals of the Northwestern Region before falling to E.C. Glass, 5-2. The Vikings defeated Cave Spring, 5-3, in a semifinal match.
In the Region II individual tournament, Kelley Regan of Loudon County defeated Ann Coffman of Fort Defiance, 6-3, 6-3, to win the singles title. Regan and Katie Garrett advanced to the doubles final before dropping a 6-0, 6-2 decision to Coffman and Marsha Houff of Fort Defiance.
Loudoun County defeated Chancellor, 5-4, in the Region II team semifinal before falling to Waynesboro, 6-3, in the championship.
Sheri Costa fired a five-hitter as Potomac defeated Woodbridge, 8-1, to capture the Commonwealth District championship and end the Vikings two-year hold on the title. Costa struck out three and walked only one in running her record to 14-3-1.
The Panthers edged Osbourn Park 4-3 in the semi-final.
Broad Run split a pair of games with the Loudown schools. The Spartans Scored four times in the fifth and seventh innings to come from behind and defeat Loudoun Valley, 12-7. They were not so fortunate against Loudoun County as the Raiders banged out 12 hits in a 7-5 victory.
Warren County won the Northwestern District championship by defeating Park View in a playoff game. The playoff game was needed because the team finished tied in the regular season and had split two regular-season games. Lisa Grimsley, Angie Williams, Christine Six contributed key hits to the victory and Seancee Calhoun pitched well in relief.
Joe Breinig fired a two-hitter and helped his cause with a triple as Loudoun County defeated Osbourn, 8-3. The Raiders scored three runs in the first inning and added four more in the fifth to put the Eagles away.