What's on tap for Monday in boys tennis (weather permitting, of course):
Cox at Landstown, 3:30 p.m.
The winner here not only seizes control of the Coastal Conference but also gets our vote for best public school team in South Hampton Roads. The Ryan Charles-Bryon Toner showdown at No. 1 is the headliner, but given the depth of both squads there are intriguing matchups throughout the card. For example, Landstown's Christian Basnight and Cox's Cameron Fraser, worthy No. 1 players at many schools, are projected to meet at No. 4 singles in this one. The Falcons (6-0) eked out a 5-4 victory over Ocean Lakes Wednesday in their first of six conference matches. A day later, the Eagles (5-0) noted one of the most impressive wins by any area team this season by ousting TCIS power Norfolk Collegiate 7-2. Our sense is that Cox has yet to produce its best tennis. The Falcons better do that today.
Elsewhere in the Coastal...
Bayside at Ocean Lakes, 3:30 p.m.
Tallwood at First Colonial, 3:30 p.m.
Hickory at Maury, 3:30 p.m.
Norview at Princess Anne, 3:30 p.m.
Kempsville at Indian River, 3:30 p.m.
Green Run at Salem, 3:30 p.m.
Hampton Roads Academy at Norfolk Academy, 4 p.m.
Nansemond-Suffolk at Walsingham, 4 p.m.
Deep Creek vs. Booker T. Washington, 5 p.m.
Norfolk Christian vs. Elizabeth Manor at Elizabeth Manor, 3:30 p.m.