A Coeducational Boarding and Day School for Grades 9 Through 12

St. George's School

Event Details

Athletics Event

Tennis - Girls JV
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372 Purgatory Road
Middletown, RI 02842
Win 8-4
For our final match, we were lucky to play at home on the most beautiful day of the season. We hosted Middlesex, which proved to be a good match for our team.

At #1 singles, Sasha Smithie played against an equally skilled Middlesex player. They had some excellent points and Sasha was able to make precise shots with power, forcing her opponent to move around the court. It was a great match for both girls and they split sets, 6-2 and 4-6. At #2 singles, Lily Connell used the court well and did not give up, despite being moved around by her opponent. She earned two more points for the team, finishing her sets 6-2 and 6-1. At #3 singles, Bella Ballato proved her spot towards the top of the lineup. She was smart about when to slow down her shots versus when to go for the hard shot. Her opponent was also able to step up to the high level of competition, but ultimately Bella took both sets, 6-1 and 6-4. In the last game of the final set, she was down, but did not give up once, playing every point with a focused mindset and ultimately winning. At #4 singles, Doris Dai played against a hard hitter. Although she lost both sets, (2-6 and 4-6), she was able to make great improvement through the game, creating some strong competition for her opponent through well-placed and strong shots.

Our first doubles team, Hope Seiler and Libby Meister, started off a little nervous, but were eventually able to find their groove. They supported each other on the court and focused on finishing at the net and hitting deep groundstrokes. They won their first set 6-2. The second set proved more challenging as the competition stepped up their game and, although there were good points won by both sides, Hope and Libby lost the second 3-6. At #2 doubles, Hallie Noland played the last match of her SG career with teammate Nicola Rogers. The competition on their court was also high and both teams clearly wanted a win. Fighting through some hard points, including one which took Hallie to the ground, they were able to pull out with a close 7-5 and 7-5 win, adding two points to our overall score. We finished the match with an 8-4 win against a strong Middlesex squad and ended our season with a 9-1-2 record that we are very proud of.

— Coach Neile Golding