Oct 6 – Girls JV Tennis

In a really competitive match at Miramonte, the Lady Dons Stomped the Mats 7-4. Our record improves to 8 wins 1 loss and 1 tie overall and 3-0-1 in DAL play.

As they have in earlier matches, Sophia Cooper and Milena Lucey drew first blood with an 8-3 win at D-5. Sophia patrolled the backcourt with some great “gets” and solid ground strokes while Milena put away a number of winners at the net.

Junior captains Maggie Curless and Jess Gerson playing at D-3 were solid and communicated effectively to secure an 8-5 victory. Maggie continued our tradition of winning with coaching staff-installed overgrip. The LDs are 3-0 with new overgrip.

Sophomores Naomi Berkowitz and Anya Weinstein teamed for the first time this season and recorded a fine 8-5 win at D-6. Anya continued her strong service game and Naomi showed great hands by converting a number of tough volleys at the net.

The sophomore winning streak continued with Vivi McGinnis-Tingle and Anika Mohanty also recording an 8-5 win at D-8. Anika and Vivi communicated well and covered the court effectively throughout the match.

At D-11, Sofia Swatt and Emily Erce rolled to an 8-4 win with Sofia playing a number of fine volleys and Emily firing a number of winners down the Miramonte alleys.

Katie Bishopp and Alyssa Armanino racked up the deciding point of the match at D-10 by the score of 8-5. Faced with questionable line calls, Katie and Alyssa maintained their composure and requested line judges at 2-2 for the balance of their match.  Both Lady Dons competed well under difficult circumstances.

Scarlett Reicher and Maren Quintella put icing on the cake of the Acalanes victory with an 8-4 win at D-9. This match also required linespersons to ensure accurate calls. Scarlett maintained her focus and overcame an early service break due to really difficult sun conditions while Maren continued to run down seeming Miramonte winners and turn them into Dons’ points.

All of the Lady Dons lines played really fine competitive matches under difficult sun conditions. The courts at Miramonte are configured on an East-West axis. In the afternoon players on the east side of the net are looking directly into the setting sun. The Lady Dons handled this well, in part by sharing hats and visors, on their way to a fine team win.