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ZACK WAJSGRAS/THE DAILY PROGRESSWestern Albemarle’s Corinne Jennings is the Central Virginia girls tennis player of the year.

Player of the Year

Corinne Jennings, senior, Western Albemarle

The senior standout posted a singles record of 17-2, captured the Region 3C title and reached the state semifinals. She teamed with Austin Winslow to post a 14-1 record in doubles play and captured regional gold and advanced to the state semifinals. A team captain, Jennings used a dominant service game and improved ground strokes to lead the Western Albemarle girls team to its first state team title since 2014.


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ANDREW SHURTLEFF/THE DAILY PROGRESSWestern Albemarle’s Ellen Markowitz is the Central Virginia girls tennis coach of the year.

Coach of the Year

Ellen Markowitz, Western Albemarle

Markowitz guided the Western Albemarle girls tennis team to its fourth trip to the Class 3 state finals. The Warriors defeated James Monroe 5-0 to claim the program’s first state championship since 2014. She also constructed a lineup that won the Jefferson District and Region 3C titles and had athletes qualify for the state tournament in singles and doubles.

First team

Eliza Sanusi, Albemarle

Sanusi teamed with Kelsey Marks to capture the Region 5D doubles championship with a straight-sets victory over Mountain View’s Casey Jackson and Taylor Larned.

Austin Winslow, Western Albemarle

The freshman posted a 19-1 record at No. 2 singles for Western Albemarle. In doubles, she teamed with Corinne Jennings to win regional gold and earn a state semifinal berth.

Stephanie Hass, Western Albemarle

Haas made a smooth transition from private school to public school tennis in her first year at Western Albemarle. The junior played No. 3 singles and No. 2 doubles for the Warriors after spending the previous year St. Anne’s-Belfield. Haas posted a 13-3 mark at singles and was 7-2 in doubles.

Kelsey Marks, Albemarle

Marks provided a strong veteran presence at the top of the lineup for Albemarle’s girls tennis team. The senior was steady from the baseline and made her opponents work for every point. 

Lillian Peskova, Albemarle

Peskova was a model of consistency for Albemarle. She played the season at No. 3 singles and No. 2 doubles for the Patriots and was a key part of the program’s run to the regional championship match.

Olivia Accad, Monticello

For the second year in a row, Accad carried the mantle for Monticello’s girls tennis team. The junior held the top spot in the Mustangs’ lineup and held her own against some of the top players in the Jefferson District.

Sarah Condeto, Louisa County

Condeto continued her role as the leader of Louisa County’s girls tennis team. The senior played No. 1 singles and doubles for the Lions and earned a spot in the Region 4B doubles quarterfinals.

Margaret Ryan, Charlottesville

Ryan headlined a young, but improving Charlottesville girls tennis program this season. The sophomore was the top singles player for the Black Knights and represented the team in the Region 4D doubles tournament.

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