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The link ladder (April 3)

Tennis news from around the web....

As evidenced by its 5-4 loss to Norfolk Academy, perennially strong Jamestown is stacked again. The Virginia Gazette takes a look at this year's Eagles. Jamestown will host Cape Henry on April 21.

In a heavyweight girls tennis matchup Friday, 2016 5A state champion Deep Run held off Mills Godwin 6-3.

Cox provides a lot of info on its boys and girls team via this handy site. (Two words for other schools: hint, hint).

Previewing the Richmond-area teams courtesy of the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

If you like Roger Federer - and who doesn't, right? - GQ provides an interesting, in-depth look at the Swiss star during his recent return to championship form. 

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