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Prep Roundup: University girls will defend team title in championship rematch

CHARLESTON — The University girls’ tennis team will defend their team title in a rematch of last year’s championship against George Washington today at the 2024 WVSSAC state tennis tournament in Charleston.

The Hawks advanced to the championship match with a pair of team wins on Thursday over Cabell Midland 4-1 in the quarterfinal round and over Parkersburg in the semifinal.

The Morgantown girls made it to the semifinal round with a dramatic 4-3 win over Washington in the quarterfinals. The Mohigans trailed 3-1 before winning the final three singles matches to beat the Patriots. Grace Forman’s 8-6 win in No. 4 singles clinched the victory.

The dream of an all-Mon County championship was dashed as MHS fell to No. 1 seed George Washington 4-0 in the semifinal round.

In the boys’ bracket, No. 8 University fell to Hurricane in the quarterfinal round. Morgantown also lost in the quarterfinals to Cabell Midland. Hurricane and Cabell Midland will play for the team title today.

Doddridge County 10, Trinity Christian 7

WEST UNION — Trinity Christian’s season came to an end Thursday with a 10-7 loss to Doddridge County in a Class A Region II, Section 2 elimination game.

The Warriors didn’t go down without a fight, however, scoring five runs in the top of the seventh inning in a last-ditch comeback attempt that fell just short.

Parker Hopkins hit a triple and had three RBI, Ryan Parker had a double and two RBI and Baret Shuba had two hits, a double, and two RBI.

Trinity ends the season at 10-12.