Momentum from a successful Potomac Valley Conference Tennis Tournament was in full swing on senior night as Moorefield Tennis swept Philip Barbour in a nearly perfect match winning all games except one doubles competition last Wednesday in the last regular season match.
A special ceremony was held as the doubles matches were just underway for Moorefield seniors Nautica Crosco, Chris Korringa and Corey McCullough.
Crosco plans to attend West Virginia University studying to become a sports statistician, Korringa will study in the Potomac State College of WVU Honors Program seeking a degree to become a pharmacist and McCullough is joining the United States Air Force.
Coming off a PVC boys team championship, the Yellow Jackets kept buzzing with a complete sweep in all singles and doubles matches against the Colts.
Moorefield Boys Tennis No.1 Doubles team featuring senior Corey McCullough and sophomore Daury Sanchez finished as the PVC runner-up, then responded with an 8-nil shutout over Philip Barbour’s Trenton Chevalier and Ruston Seaman.
Moorefield Boys No. 2 Doubles pair of junior Nick Simpson and sophomore Jonathan Smith won the PVC championship and defeated Philip Barbour’s Cameron Whetzel and Dylan Wolfe 8-1.
Smith’s service accuracy and baseline defense along with Simpson’s quick backhand reactions at the net for return volleys were beneficial in the win.
Moorefield Boys No. 3 Doubles players of sophomore Curtis Moran and freshman Atikilt Tamiru claimed the PVC title and won by forfeit against Philip Barbour.
In an exhibition match, Moorefield seniors Chirs Korringa and Corey McCullough won 6-4.
Korringa created good serves and had solid timing on returning volleys for points, while McCullough controlled the net area.
The Colts duo showed great sportsmanship, giving compliments to Korringa on his serves and volleys.