Broadneck tennis looks for net gains

Championship finals set for tomorrow


May 09, 2007|By Pat O'Malley | Pat O'Malley,Sun Reporter

The Anne Arundel County tennis championships continue today at Anne Arundel Community College, with the finals set for tomorrow.

Among those expected to be playing in the finals are Broadneck junior Michelle Jordan and sisters Amy and Jenny Olson of Arundel.

Jordan is the defending county champion in No. 1 girls singles, while the Olsons started the county tournament undefeated in girls doubles. Amy, a junior, and Jenny, a sophomore, were 11-0 in the regular season.

Last year, Jordan lost two matches in the regular season, but stormed through the county tournament to win the championship, advanced to the state quarterfinals and was named The Sun's Anne Arundel County Player of the Year.

"Winning last year helped my confidence coming into this year," said Jordan, who was undefeated in the regular season. "I've had some really good matches this year. My toughest was with Roxy [Alban] of Annapolis."

Alban, a freshman, beat Jordan, 6-3, in the first set of their match last week, but Jordan came back to win, 6-0, 7-5, to stay unbeaten.

Amy Olson has an overall 32-1 record in the regular season for the Wildcats, while Jenny Olson is 21-1. As the Wildcats girls doubles team, they have dominated county foes.

Encore for Admirals

Sophomore Felix Hong and the Severn Admirals sailed to a repeat Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association B Conference tennis championship Thursday.

Hong, who is out to defend his individual boys singles championship in the B Conference this week at McDonogh, overcame a 1-3 deficit to defeat Will Garrett of Glenelg Country School, 7-5, and give Severn (9-0) the team championship, 3-2.

Up and over

South River's Sam Wilson, who won his first state title indoors with a pole vault of 13 feet, is looking to do likewise outdoors. It all starts with the county championships today at North County, as Wilson sets out to reach a personal goal before the outdoor season is over.

"My primary goal is to break the school record of 13 feet, 6 inches, set by Jason Berger about 15 years ago," Wilson said. "I have not gone over 13-7 yet, but I'm working on it."

Quick hits

Annapolis girls lacrosse standouts Alex Bayline and Paige Stratton were headed to Ohio University until the school dropped its women's lacrosse program. Bayline will instead play at Denver, while Stratton is headed to Cincinnati. ... Senior attackman Zach Cummings set an Old Mill season record for goals (39). ... Boys and girls lacrosse regional first-round games start tomorrow, with the quarterfinals on Saturday. ... Baseball and softball regional first-round games begin Friday, with the quarterfinals Monday.

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