Oct 17 – Girls JV Tennis

The Lady Dons’ return to College Park was successful. Playing all of the available Acalanes JV teams, the Lady Dons dispatched the Falcons 11-3. Playing a mixed varsity-JV squad from College Park, the JV Lady Dons played well up and down our lineup to secure the win. Our first four lines played the College Park varsity two through five double teams and split with them 2-2.

Using a 10-point pro set format, Katie Hale and Sally Tang notched the first Acalanes’ point of the day with a 10-1 win at D-7. Both Sally and Katie served well as they maintained their focus on their way to victory

As they did last Thursday, Vivi McGinnis-Tingle and Anika Mohanty secured the second Lady Dons point with a fine 10- 3 win at D-8. Vivi and Anika also took control early in the match and did not look back.

Molly Cronk and Sophia Scipi had the unique experience of facing a kick serve at D-3. Playing a varsity duo, Molly and Sophia made the necessary adjustments to their service returns and rolled to a 10-6 win.

Captains Maggie Curless and Jess Gerson played a fine competitive match against another varsity line at D-4. Maggie and Jess were very evenly matched and played a number of extended points on their way to a well-earned 10-7 victory.

Although by Audrey Glosson’s own admission that “it was not her day,” she and Naomi Berkowitz overcame a slow start came through with a 10-6 win. Naomi and Audrey eliminated their unforced errors to overcome an early 3-5 deficit.

Milena Lucey and Sophia Cooper after building up and early 7-2 lead hung on for a 10-7 victory. Although Milena did not recognize the name “Maria Sharapova” during a stirring coaching talk, she and Sophia played well down the stretch to earn an Acalanes point.

Siena Marchiano and Anya Weinstein at D-9 recorded the deciding win of the day. Anya overcame some early serving difficulties, while Siena cracked winners at the net and mid-court as the overall Acalanes triumph was secured by the score of 10-4. Siena sealed the deal with a fine down the line winner at match point.

Maren Quintella and Scarlett Reicher recorded the only “bagel” or “goose egg” of the day by running off a 10-0 shut out at D-10. Maren placed her serves effectively and Scarlett handled the net extremely well throughout the match.

Alyssa Armanino and Katie Bishopp maintained their focus and notched a back-to-back win over their College Park opponents 10-1.  Jumping out to an early lead Katie and Alyssa kept the pressure on the Falcons all the way to the end of their D-11 match.

Although Emily Erce was not feeling 100% during her match, she and Sofia Swatt refused to lose at D-12. Sofia and Emily jumped out to an early lead and did not give their opponents an opening on the way to a 10-1 win.

Sally Tang “doubled back” and partnered Daniella Yadegar at D-13. As they have in past matches Daniella and Sally covered the court well and communicated effectively on their way to a 10-4 victory. Sally was playing in her 25th game of the afternoon when she and Daniella closed out a successful Lady Dons afternoon.

All of the Lady Dons competed well against varsity and JV lines at College Park.