Suffield Academy Girls Varsity Tennis (6) v. Pomfret School (1). April 14, 2012
1st Singles Sarah Berchuck
1st Doubles Lexi Bicknell & Lucy Zimmermann
2nd Singles Briell Smith
2nd Doubles Hailey Burke & Annie Osiecki
3rd Singles Alex Matalon
6-4, 5-7, (7-5)
3rd Doubles Jaclyn Chalke & Marisa Sittheeamorn
4th Singles Emily Hudson
The Girls Varsity Tennis team wrapped up the third week of the season well with a 6-1 win, and the team from Pomfret was friendly and competitive. All the matches produced sustained moments of good tennis for this time in the season, and the two tiebreakers in today’s match, one in doubles, one in singles, were just the tip of the iceberg in terms of how well players on both teams composed points. After our unpredictable warm-up, which was due to the exciting Parents Day weekend two hours traffic of two previous home matches, the Suffield girls discussed the progress of our consistency and applying our good work into building match toughness. We also revisited ideas of a growth mindset that reflects on ways to turn situations into a learning opportunity for improvement. The girls began to apply these ideas well in their second sets. We also won both tiebreakers. A team shout out to the Mahtani family for the Gatorade and Munchkins—they were so appreciated!
Check out a another “tiger” tennis team from the south that is applying Carol Dweck’s ideas of growth mindset: embracing struggle and accepting suggestions, and seeking feedback.
We travel to Deerfield next week, and with my new passion for colonial history, we will discuss some interesting narratives involving the fascinating Deerfield Massacre: http://www.1704.deerfield.history.museum/