Abigail Johnson

Experience abound for Lafayette girls tennis

Lafayette’s girls tennis team is enjoying the rare fortune of having returned all of its players from last season.

Coach Pat Thompson hopes that will spell a reversal in fortune in several of the close matches the Rams lost last year.

The top Lafayette players are Tawni Hatcher, Haley Quarles, Robin Rosewelsh, Abby Johnson, Isabelle Gareis, Maggie Dwyer and Natalie Wood.

In a 9-0 win Thursday over New Kent, Quarles was the top seed followed by Hatcher at No. 2.

“Last year Tawni, Haley and Robin did well in postseason play,” Thompson said. “We look forward to a competitive season and hope to make postseason play. I am very excited that many girls came out to play...