Dolphins come from behind to win after trailing in doubles play

The Dolphins hosted the Saints from Nansemond Suffolk on Tuesday night, pulling out a come-from-behind win in the critical conference matchup. Kicking off doubles play, the number one court of Rachel Moore and Stephanie Strickland set the tone with the first win of the night, taking the first match 8-5. The number two pair of Anna Kutelia and Halle Speight battled through their doubles match but fell 8-6 in the closing rallies to bring the night’s tally to 1-1. The Saints earned the win in the final doubles match to give Nansemond Suffolk a 1-2 lead as the teams prepared for singles play. Rachel Moore evened up the night with a win on the top court, defeating her NSA counterpart 6-1, 6-4 to once again even up the team score at 2-2. Anna Kutelia handed her opponent a loss to put the Dolphins ahead 3-2 in the total team score, needing two more wins to seal the victory. A loss on the number three court for the Dolphins brought the team scores back to even at 3-3 with the final three matchups left to decide the night. Halle Speight earned a resounding 6-1, 6-1 win on the number six court to put the Dolphins back ahead, 4-3. Makenna DeTorres had the chance to seal the victory for the Dolphins but would need a come-from-behind victory after falling in the first game 3-6. DeTorres dominated the second game, taking the 6-1 win to force overtime on the number four court. Completing the come-from-behind win, DeTorres earned the 1-0 win and sealed the team win for Cape Henry on Tuesday afternoon. The Dolphins (2-1) are back in action Thursday afternoon to host Atlantic Shores beginning at 4:00 pm.

Tennis- CHC 5, Nansemond Suffolk Academy 4