KCHS’ Fahrman repeats as region tennis champ

CAMBRIDGE — Kent County High School junior Nina Fahrman is headed to the state tennis tournament for the second year in a row as a region champion.

She claimed the Class 1A East Region I girls singles crown last week after sweeping Colonel Richardson’s Kalei Durando, 6-1, 6-2, in the semifinals and St. Michaels’ Brynn Lizewski, 6-4, 6-1, in the title match.

The Thursday-Friday, May 16-17 tournament was held at the James G. Busick Tennis Courts in Cambridge.

Fahrman was the No. 2 seed.

Last year, she captured a region crown in doubles with senior Maritza Lopez, the Trojans’ two-time MVP.

Fahrman has been playing tennis for only two years. As a freshman at KCHS, she played junior varsity softball.

Next up for Fahrman is a state quarterfinal match Friday, May 24 against Laylah Webb of Friendly High School in Prince George’s County. (For 1A schools, the state quarterfinals and semifinals are Friday and the state championships and consolation matches are Saturday, all at Wilde Lake Tennis Club in Columbia.)

Webb went 3-0 in the 1A South Region II, including a 6-3, 6-2 upset of top-seeded Arden McLearen of Patuxent in the semifinals.

Fahrman is the only KCHS tennis player to move on to states, but she was not alone in advancing to day two of the East Region I tournament.

Senior Elizabeth “Lizzy” Watkins and freshman Bjorn Birkmire reached the finals of the mixed doubles bracket, where they lost to St. Michaels’ Tess Weller and Sean Kline, 6-2, 6-1.

Watkins and Birkmire, who initially was the alternate, swept Bo Manor’s Carcenia Brown and Joseph Liberti, 6-2, 6-4, in the semifinal round.

Kent County’s tandem of senior Addison Cross and freshman Sophie Cousineau lost to Colonel Richardson’s Emma Ewing and Carly Van Schaik, 6-3, 6-4, in their first match.

In boys doubles, seniors Aaron Saunders and John Hinton were eliminated on the first day by eventual champions Miles Fox and Cooper Baum of St. Michaels, 6-1, 6-2.

Freshman Sebastien Cousineau also had the unfortunate draw of eventual champion Tom Weller of St. Michaels in the first round. Cousineau put up quite a battle, 6-4, 7-6, losing the second set in a 7-4 tiebreaker.

After the closely contested match with Cousineau, Weller was not tested. He lost only three games the rest of the way while posting three love sets, including a 6-0, 6-0 sweep of Bo Manor’s Andrew Hemelt in the championship match.

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  1. I know this young lady and I have to say I am a proud aunt. I didn’t the extent of her sporting accomplishments. She is amazing. Great job Nina!

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