We Won Our Second Match. Trying to Develop a Growth Mindset

Suffield Academy Girls Varsity Tennis v. Westover School April 11, 2012

1st Singles Sarah Berchuck 1st Doubles Alex Matalon & Emily Hudson
6-1, 6-0 6-2, 6-3

2nd Singles Briell Smith 2nd Doubles Neelam Mahtani & Hailey Burke
6-1, 6-2 6-4, 6-7 (4-7), (15-5)

3rd Singles Lexi Bicknell 3rd Doubles Annie Osiecki & Jesse Bicknell
6-2, 6-0 6-2, 6-2

4th Singles Lucy Zimmermann
6-3, 6-4

5th Singles Marisa Sittheeamorn

Our team traveled west beyond Waterbury today and competed against some good, friendly tennis players at Westover. There was great tennis and diplomatic conversations on all the courts. Westover’s hospitality was great appreciated after the match. At the start, the team discussed consistency and creating a mindset where we were playing against the ball—striving to hit solid groundstrokes in a consistent way during match play. As a result, there were many long rallies and players on both sides began to put some good points together as we are gaining some timing with our groundstrokes. At the end of the match, the team supported Hailey and Neelam as they rallied to produce some good points in their third set, which was played as a long tiebreak. Leaving the Westover tennis courts and descending a steep hill through a meadow, the girls were all talking amongst themselves and created a picture of team bonding as they walked back to the Toaster. We have begun a great season. We host Pomfret on Saturday.


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1 Response to We Won Our Second Match. Trying to Develop a Growth Mindset

  1. Pingback: Great Closure for Week Three. Check out this This Other Tennis Team Applying Dweck’s Growth Mindset Ideas. | Mr. Sullivan's Digital Classroom

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