York won a pair of third-set match tiebreakers to outlast Poquoson 5-2 in a Colonial Rivers Conference 25 semifinal.
Josh McFadden's 3-6, 6-4, 1-0 (10-6) victory at No. 1 singles over Sam Washburn, plus a comeback victory of 0-6, 7-6 (7-4), 1-0 (10-7) on doubles line 3, helped deny the Islanders' upset bid.
The Falcons earned a trip to play the final Friday at unbeaten Colonial Heights, which ousted Lafayette 5-1. Jonathan Hartson and Yaser Qazi each won their matches without dropping a game for the Colonials. ...
In PenSouth Conference regular-season play, Warwick won 6-3 at Gloucester.
Paced by Gaby Tersigni at No. 1 singles, top-seeded York swept visiting Poquoson 5-0 to advance to Friday's Colonial Rivers Conference 25 final, which also will be on the Falcons’ courts.
Courtney Jenkins, Haruna Fukushima, Casey Jutras and Julie Zhou joined Tersigni in the singles winners' circle.
York is trying to repeat or exceed its accomplishments last season, when it was the East regional champion and 3A state runner-up.
The Falcons will be meeting Lafayette, which earned a 5-3 victory at Colonial Heights by winning on doubles lines 2 and 3.
The Rams and Colonials split the singles matches, giving Colonial Heights -- which lost to the Rams 9-0 in the regular season -- hope. But Haley Quarles and Robyn Rosewelsh won 6-1, 6-3 at 2, and Maggie Dwyer and Merti squeezed out a 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 triumph at 3.
York, whose only loss has come to 4A Jamestown, defeated Lafayette 7-2 in the regular season. ...
Kecoughtan teammates Donice Bostic and Christia Aspili, the senior salutatorian, were the only Peninsula District players to advance to the singles quarterfinals in the Monitor-Merrimac Conference 2 tournament at Huntington Park. Both won two matches and will face each other next. ...
In PenSouth regular-season competition, Warwick nipped Gloucester 5-4. Casey Williams captured a 6-0, 6-1 victory at No. 1 singles and shared a doubles triumph.
Two Peninsula Catholic players committed to play in college. Junior Gina Tuzzolo chose VCU. PC senior Lita “FeFe” Suttle will compete for Division II West Virginia Wesleyan, which also has signed Denbigh Baptist’s Lexi Crouch.
Cameron Ochsenfeld pitched a complete game with seven strikeouts, while Adam Gately and Jason Setliff each went 2-for-4 to lead Denbigh to an 8-1 victory against King’s Fork.
Radford University-bound Kayla Huffman pitched a no-hitter -- a frequent occurrence -- as King William (15-0) shut out Park View 5-0. She struck out 15.