A Coeducational Boarding and Day School for Grades 9 Through 12

St. George's School

Event Details

Athletics Event

Tennis - Girls Varsity
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372 Purgatory Road
Middletown, RI 02842
Loss 4-11
It was a gorgeous day on the Hilltop for tennis as we squared off with Middlesex for the last match of the season. The Zebras have a strong team this year, with two new freshmen playing #1 and #2 and we knew going into the match that each player would have to bring their A-game in order to win. Our goal was to finish up singles matches with a score that would allow us to capitalize in doubles play, which has been strong for us throughout the season. Unfortunately, we could not match the consistent play by their singles squad as we were only able to grab two of the twelve points up for grab in singles matches.

Lana Gaige playing at #2 singles and Lilli Wytrzes playing at #4 singles split sets with their opponents. After dropping her first set 3-6, Lana fought back in the second and took a 6-3 set win against a very strong player. It was a great way to end her season. Lilli dropped her first set 5-7 in a set that had multiple deuce games where she was unable to capitalize. Fortunately, she was able to break serve mid-set and take a 6-4 win.

With a match win unattainable after singles play, our Dragons played for pride in the doubles matches. Alex Thill and Mary Leys teamed up for #1 doubles and put on a great show for the many fans in attendance. After both teams found a way to break serve, Alex and Mary would prevail with an 8-6 win and finish out their seasons on a high note. The same theme would hold true for Lana Gaige and Lilli Wytrzes at #2 doubles. After being down a break of serve from the start of their eight-game pro-set, Lana and Lillie would create the break they needed late in the set and held on to an 8-6 win of their own. Both players were involved with all four of the total team points. At #3 doubles, Hollis Steinberg and Ainsley Lotuff were shocked from the start of the set as their opponents jumped out to a quick 6-0 lead. They managed to fight back by winning the next seven games in a row, which was remarkable, but would eventually run out of gas and lose the set 7-9. Both players have played so well this year as they anchored our team at the #7 and #8 spots.

I would like to give my thanks and appreciation to our players, the Athletics Office staff, and all the parents and friends for their support throughout the season. I am fortunate to coach a wonderful group of players who practiced hard together and played as a team throughout the season.

— Coach George Staples