Kayli Shenk

Kayli Shenk hits a forehand return during a Region 4B girls singles match on Monday, May 20 at Hanover High School.

MECHANICSVILLE – Two of the leading forces on this year’s Powhatan Girls Tennis team continued their winning ways together on May 20 in the Region 4B doubles tournament. Playing Monacan’s Julia Bassett and Caroline Knick, sophomore Kayli Shenk and junior McKenna Adams rolled out the victory on sets of 6-2 and 6-0.

Shenk and Adams will head to Eastern View High School to play a pair of four-year players in Dinwiddie’s Shelby Stevens and Breanne Gill in the Region 4B girls’ tennis doubles semifinals on May 23.

In singles, Hanover’s Madison Moore advanced to the regional semifinals by defeating both Shenk and Kat Kim from Powhatan. In the first round, Moore defeated Kim on a pair of 6-0 sets. In the second round, Moore rallied back from a 1-set deficit to overtake Shenk and win a competitive 3rd set, 6-4.

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