Girls Varsity Tennis
Game Summaries & Headlines.
- Game Date
- Apr 17, 2019
- COUGARS: 5
HOLLIS-BROOKLINE HIGH SCHOOL: 4
ConVal Girl’s Tennis def. Hollis-Brookline 5-4 in a very exciting match away on Wednesday thanks to all three well-fought doubles matches.
In singles, Julia Peters def. Delaney Weimer 8-6 in a very close match with well-placed, winning shots and excellent serving. Julia turned on her spin towards the end and got her opponent with some high-ball, deep shots which were quite effective.
Catrina Kipka in #2 singles lost 4-8 to Samantha Randlett who was a hard server and tall volleyer and came into the net most points. Catrina held her own and managed to lob her opponent successfully here and there.
#3 singles player Zoe Werth lost to Lia Eisenberg 8-9. The girls were very evenly matched and the lead changed hands a few times with the girls mostly holding serve. At 8 all, the tie-breaker began with Eisenberg taking the win.
Eva Calcutt in the #4 spot and Lena LaFleur in #5 both played great but lost their matches 5-8 to Lindsay Wood and Samantha Morse respectively. Both were running down a lot of balls and hustling.
The second singles win came in the #6 spot for Jill Karlicek who used her consistent serve and somewhat unorthodox style to outplay her opponent, Hannah Escaden, 8-6.
The real fun came in watching the doubles! Julia and Eva in the #1 spot def. Delaney and Samantha Randlett 8-6 with Julia running down a lot of things in the back court while Eva found her volley and overhead shots up at the net.
In the #3 doubles spot, the team of Lena LaFleur and Sandra MacKay had an easier time def. Samantha Morse and Natasha Ferro 8-1. LaFleur and MacKay got the volleys when they needed it and kept the ball in play forcing their opponents to make more errors.
And in the longest match of the day, the #2 doubles team of Kipka and Werth showed their doubles experience winning 9-8 against Eisenberg and Escaden. The girls were on serve throughout the entire match only breaking serve when their opponents did too. Points were long, aggressive and fun to watch! At 8 all, the tie-breaker began. At about 8:05 PM with all girls having played almost 4 hours of tennis in total for the day, Catrina and Zoe won the tie-breaker 13-11. Everyone was exhausted and happy - and ConVal won the match overall. It was a fun bus ride home despite the late hour!
Next home game is not until Monday, May 6th, vs. Oyster River.