The # 2 NCISAA west seed UCHS Lady Barracudas tennis team has been a fixture deep into state playoff competition over the past four seasons advancing to the state championship once and the final four three times during that period. An elite eight exit in 2018 was the only time the UCHS girls did not make the final four in their respective classification since 2016. On Tuesday the girls took a the first step toward continuing that success as they defeated fellow FAC conference member Statesville Christian by a 9-0 score.
London Fidler, Lydia Gerrard, Olivia Jarman, Ainsley Richardson, Lizzie Sain and Frannie Zagaroli played in singles spots 1-6 respectively and doubles teams of Fidler/Jarman, Gerrard/Richardson and Sain/Zagaroli make up the Lady Barracudas playoff roster and all saw wins in the first round on Tuesday. Up next will be a 3pm match Friday afternoon at Catawba Country Club against #3 seed Caldwell Academy from Greensboro.