By Kathleen Davis and Gus Erickson
Woodgrove Girls Varsity Tennis won the Dulles District after an undefeated season. Team captain Sunnie Lampl was undefeated throughout the season.
On Friday May 4, a District victory flag was raised above the school in honor of the girl’s perfect season. Principal Dr. Edgar Markley said the girls were “inaugurating a new thing here at Woodgrove.”
Markley hopes the tradition of the victory flag raised above the high school is a tradition that will last and something we continue to do. “This thing is for you. It’s all about you guys. I’m thinking we’ll have four more [flags] up here,” said Markley.
This year the team is undefeated with a district record of 16-0. Next the team will participate in District tournament, where one of the four teams will go on to Regionals. “It’ll be tough but if we play like we have been, we should win,” said Lampl.
The ladies, coached by chemistry teacher Lou Sharpe, didn’t make it to Districts last year as a team, but Lampl went to District singles, losing in the regional finals. Lampl and Jacangelo made it to District doubles and lost in the regional semi-finals.
Key players include Lampl, Jacangelo, Stephanie Purnell, Caroline Abramson, Casey Miller, and Anna Mendonca. “We’ve had 16 wins, let’s get 16 more,” said Lampl.
Photo courtesy of Sarah Wallace