by Becky Kimbrell-Norris
WAKEFIELD — After losing two back to back matches, Wakefield High School’s tennis team regrouped and defeated Cap 8 Conference opponent Enloe in a match, played Monday on the Wolverines court.
Wakefield won four singles and two doubles in the 6-3 victory over the Eagles.
Susanne Boyden of Wakefield was a 6-1, 6-0 winner over Colleen Brown in the No. 1 singles. Alexandra McNamara defeated Elizabeth Sigardo 6-4, 6-2 at the No. 2 singles spot.
Playing No.4 singles, Lauren Sheppard beat Sohyoen Kim 6-4, 4-6, 11-9 while Claudia Damiano came from behind to defeat K. Gan 6-7, 6-3 and 10-8.
Boyden and Sheppard paired to win the first doubles match 8-2 and Savannah Ivey and McNamara won the second doubles by a score of 8-6.
“Savannah and Claudia secured vital wins,” said Wakefield coach Ken Stewart. “As I’ve said before everyone has stepped up their game of late and is playing some of their best tennis right now.”
Boyden remains undefeated in singles and is the first Wakefield girl to do so since Heather Prior in 2006.
Prior to the Enloe match, the Wolverines were defeated by Sanderson 5-4.
“We probably played our best singles of the year in the Sanderson match,” Stewart said.
In singles against the Spartans, Boyden, McNamara, Sheppard and Ivey were winners.
In another match against top ranked East Chapel Hill High School, Wakefield won two singles matches in a 2-7 loss.
Boyden won her match 6-2, 6-1 and McNamara defeated her opponent 6-4, 6-7, 10-5.
“The girls acquitted themselves very well last week playing a man down and gave two top ranked teams in the state a run for their money,” Stewart said.
Wakefield closed out its regular season at Wake Forest yesterday (Wednesday) but the scores were not known at press time.