Oct 13 – Girls JV Tennis
Acalanes 7 – College Park 1
After being locked down at Acalanes in the morning, the JV Lady Dons locked down the College Park Falcons 7-1 on their courts in the afternoon.
Naomi Berkowitz and Anya Weinstein recorded the first Acalanes point of the day with an 8-0 shut out. Naomi and Anya partnered for only the second time this season and notched their second win playing at D-2.
Vivi McGinnis-Tingle and Anika Mohanty secured the second Lady Dons point also came by way of the shut out, winning 8-0 at D-4. Vivi playing through a sore wrist teamed effectively with Anika to control the net. Both Anika and Vivi played a number of terrific volley winners.
At D-2, Niki Palamountain and Skyler DeMartini faced the College Park varsity D-2 team and defeated the Falcons 8-6. Niki and Skyler covered the court well hit some fine angle volleys for winners.
Lynn Wolfe and Eunkyu Lee teamed at D-6 to run off a convincing 8-2 win. Both Lynn and Eunkyu served well and took control of the net on a number of points on their way to an Acalanes victory.
The deciding point of the day was locked down by Sally Tang and Daniella Yadegar. Playing at D-7, Daniella and Sally took control of their match early and did not relent. Sally served consistently well and Daniella played effectively at the net throughout their match.
Maren Quintella and Sophia Cooper played the most hotly contested match of the day. Teaming at D-6 for the first time this season, Sophia and Maren played an extraordinary number of long points, beginning with the first point of the match. On their way to a hard fought 8-5 win, Maren and Sophia communicated and covered the court really well. Although there were a large number of long, difficult points, the Lady Dons displayed great sportsmanship throughout the match.
Playing at D-8, Alyssa Armanino and Katie Bishopp got off to a slow start going down 1-3 to a less talented Falcon duo. While the Falcon team did not put much pace on their shots, they jumped to an early lead on Acalanes duo. Katie and Alyssa realized that they were making too many unforced errors and determined to improve their game. Maintaining their focus, they stepped up their games and closed out the match with a fine 8-4 win. Both Katie and Alyssa showed great mental toughness.