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News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | March 23, 2018

Trojans’ tennis edge Bruton in Bay Rivers District opener

New Kent’s boys’ tennis team edged Bruton 5-4 in a Thursday afternoon Bay Rivers contest. Singles: McCurdy (B) def. Walker (NK), Estis (NK) def. McLaughlin (B), Baker (NK) def. Shaffer (B), Gray (NK) def. Shafer (B), Fessman (NK) def. Doelling (B), Jenkins (B) def. Albertson (NK). Doubles: Estis/Baker (NK) def. McCurdy/Shafer (B), McLaushlin/Shaffer (B) def. Walker/Gray (NK), Doelling/Jenkins (B) def. Fessman/Bellamy (NK).

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  • New Kent boys’ tennis split matches against Central District foes

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